I would like to start off by saying that my use of the term Frenchie is not meant to disrespect anyone from any country. It just flows well in this little episode.
During one of the relays of the Imperial matches Coach Mead laid down his gun on his rest and rear bag during prep time. This old guy with a walking stick limps to the firing line and gets ready to lay down next to the coach. He drops his stick which misses the scope on coach Meads gun by about half an inch! The guy gets all his stuff ready, but does not speak a word of English. He is French. Apparently, he had messed up other shooters at different yard lines and was not liked by anyone. Range officer knew Frenchie quite well and came up to the coach and asked if he wanted to move as the old guy was surely going to mess him up. Poor Frenchie was being treated like a soiled diaper everywhere he went.
Bob looks at Frenchie and then at the RO and tells him that he will work with the old guy. So, Coach Mead on the left, Frenchie in the middle and a Dutch guy on the right. Dutch guy could speak English, but had already had a run in with Frenchie so his fuse was about to blow before the match even began! Dutch guy takes the first shot, target comes up with the score, coach scores and then both guys look at Frenchie to see if he going to take a shot. Frenchie is still busy setting up his gear. Dutch guy is already foaming at the mouth and starting to make gurgling sounds. Coach taps Frenchie on the shoulder, points to the target and motions by showing the folded trigger finger that it is time for Frenchie to shoot. Merci, merci and Frenchie takes a shot, promptly missing the target. Coach takes a shot and it comes up a V. Frenchie throws up his arms in the air and says Hourra - French for Hooray. Frenchie is now rooting for the coach! That was how every single shot went through the whole relay and the coach did not drop a single point ending up with 5 Vs from a possible 7. Frenchie probably had the best relay of his trip to Bisley thanks to the patience of Coach Mead.
Then, as Frechie is getting up, his wooden leg falls off missing Coach Meads gun by a couple of inches.