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LAST POST – Lt Col John (JAG) Moore, late RA

By 27 August 2017No Comments

LAST POST – Lt Col John (JAG) Moore, late RA

As a 14 year old school, boy he had competed at the first ever Army Ski Championships in 1948 and later went on to race Cross Country at the Olympic Winter Games in 1956 and then in both Biathlon & Cross Country in 1960 & 64. He also raced Alpine for the Army and competed in five Biathlon World Championships.

Affectionately known as the “Father of British Biathlon” he was a Course Setter / Technical Delegate in biathlon for four Olympic Winter Games and in no fewer than six World Championships. He served on the Council (Management Committee) of the ASA for many years and was Chairman of the UIPMB (now IBU) Technical Committee from 1976 -1980. He became Commandant The Army School of Physical Training and was awarded the OBE for services to skiing in 1984.

Memorial Service to be held on Saturday 18th November at 11:00 in the Chapel at RMA Sandhurst, followed by a Buffet Lunch in the Indian Army Room. RSVP:

Lt Col John (“JAG”) Moore, late RA died at the age of 84 on 26th August 2017. A full Obituary will be published in the 2018 Snow & Ice.