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Bold Eagle Presented the Norwest Memorial Trophy for Top Shot One of the awards presented at the Bold Eagle graduation ceremony is the Top Shot. This award is presented to the recruit from each platoon who attains the best result using their C7 Service Rifle on their personal weapons test during the firing range exercise. To help recognize this achievement by the respective Bold Eagle recruits, the Wainwright Ricochet Club donated a Top Shot trophy to the Land Force Western Area Training Centre for the Bold Eagle program on August 11, 2009. “I noticed at last year’s graduation that there were trophies for all the other award recipients except the Top Shot” explained Archie Beare, Lieutenant Colonel retired, and member of the Ricochet Club. “So we thought it would be a good idea to create a trophy for this award in honour of Henry Louis Norwest, a distinguished Métis sniper from the First World War”. The Henry Louis Norwest Memorial Trophy will be presented to the Top Shot from both the Prince and Greyeyes Platoons during the graduation ceremony on August 20, 2009. Henry Louis Norwest Memorial Trophy presented to LFWA TC for LCol Morrison, CO LFWA TC, and CWO Chase, RSM, receive the Top Shot the Bold Eagle Top Shot recipients. trophy from Archie Beare and the Wainwright Ricochet Club. Sharpshooter: Henry Louis Norwest One of the most famous Canadian snipers in the First World War was a Métis marksman who went by the name of Henry Louis Norwest. Norwest was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, of French-Cree ancestry. In his nearly three years of service with the 50th Canadian Infantry Battalion, the lance-corporal achieved a sniping record of 115 fatal shots. The former ranch-hand and rodeo performer also merited the Military Medal and bar; making him one of roughly 830 members of the CEF to be awarded this double honour.
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