Major Richardson in uniform circa 1930

Frederick Richardson was one of the greatest rifle shooting competitors in Canadian history. He became well known and respected in the Canadian shooting ranks before competing 17 times at Bisley, the Super Bowl of rifle shooting. This was more than any other Canadian and he was at his eagle-eyed best in 1930 when he won the Governor General's Medal for the Canadian championship and the coveted All-Comers Aggregate at Bisley. Richardson also coached Canada's winning teams in the Mackinnon and Rajah of Kolpore's Cup competitions. The greatest prize of all, the King's Prize, eluded Fred but he laid claim to most of the other awards in international rifle shooting, including the massive Prince of Wales Cup. In Canadian meets, he won the provincial championships of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. In total, he won 262 national and international championship medals and trophies.

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