The Queen's Medal for Champion Shot
The Queen's Medal for Champion Shot was originally created under the British Honours System. In June 1968, after the unification of the Canadian Forces, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave her approval for the granting in Canada of the British Queen's Medal for Champion Shot. However, it wasn't until 1991 that the Privy Council for Canada advised that there be created and instituted in Canada the Queen's Medal for Champion Shot. On August 28, 1991, Her Majesty approved the creation of the Queen's Medal for Champion Shot in Canada.

Two medals are awarded annually to the member of the Canadian Forces (Regular) and to the member of the Canadian Forces (Reserve) or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who obtain the highest aggregate score in stages one and two of the Queen's Medal Competition.

Source: Governor General Canada
(Medal description)



King's and Queen's Medals for Champion Shot

King's Medal to the Canadian Military Forces


Rank Initials Surname Date
Maj John JEFFREY, OBE, MC 1928

Queen's Medal to the Canadian Army and RCMP


Rank Initials Surname Date
Capt John J. BARRETT 1959

Queen's Medal to the Canadian Forces (Post 1968 Medal)


Rank Initials Surname Unit Date Remarks
MCpl Joseph Rudolph HENNICK 1RCR 1971 681 (Record Score)
WO L.J. GLIBBERY 3RCR 1972  
Cpl Henry ("Hawk") McKAY 2RCR 1978  
WO Joseph Ronald Alfred SURETTE 2RCR 1981  
WO Joseph Ronald Alfred SURETTE 2RCR 1983  
WO Joseph Ronald Alfred SURETTE 2RCR 1984  
WO Joseph Ronald Alfred SURETTE 2RCR 1985  
Capt Steve TIBBETS 2RCR 1988 First competition with the C7 service rifle.
MCpl Wallace Todd SMITH 2RCR 1990  
MCpl Fabian James SNOW 2RCR 1991  
MCpl Fabian James SNOW 2RCR 1992  
Sgt Timothy George IRVING 4RCR 1994 Winner of the Reserve Force competition.
Pte Troy D. VANDERLINDEN 2RCR 2002 Score 764/800
Sgt George McKillop RCR 2007 716.44
Pte Tim Hiscock 1RCR 2010 1495.111 (Tyro)

After retiring from the Regular Force, WO Surette would go on to win the Queen's medal twice more in 1989 and 1998 as a Reservist serving with the Second Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment.

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