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Field editor made Master of Worshipful Gunmakers

An accolade

Jonathan Young Master of Worshipful Gunmakers

Jonathan Young is editor of The Field magazine

Jonathan Young, editor 
of The Field magazine and group shooting editor at Time Inc UK Specialist, where he oversees Shooting Times, has been installed as Master of the Worshipful Company 
of Gunmakers.

Jonathan took the Master’s oath at the annual Gunmakers’ Company nomination dinner at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in London earlier this month.

Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1637, the Company runs the Proof House and both promotes the art of gunmaking and exercises statutory authority over 
the proofing of sporting guns and military small arms to test for soundness of barrels and actions.

Mr Young said: “The Company’s dedicated team of craftsmen, under the leadership of Proof Master Richard Mabbitt, not only proofs fine British shotguns and rifles, but also military weapons systems, including the Mk44 30mm cannon fitted to the new aircraft carrier fleet, and the M230 30mm chain gun on the Apache helicopter. As such, we are very much a working livery and it is a great privilege to be its Master.”

Oswin Grady, managing director of Time Inc UK Specialist, said: “The Field and our shooting titles have 
a history of close involvement with the gun trade and the company is delighted that Jonathan has been elected Master of the Gunmakers.”