Day 1 - off to South Africa!

I'm sitting in a 747 at 39,000 feet, somewhere in the air between London Heathrow and Johannesburg, failing miserably to get to sleep. So begins the Great Britain Rifle Team tour to South Africa 2012 . . .

Actually, saying that a tour begins on the flight out isn't quite accurate. The team have been preparing for this for some 18 months, with team training days, corporate fundraising events and last but not least, individually handloading the 13,000 rounds of ammunition that we will need over the next three weeks.

Tour brochure now available

The tour brochure is available for download in PDF format here: Brochure

Bisley Brollies!

Bisley Brollies!

The perfect present for damp shooters!

Limited edition navy and white golf umbrellas.

Steel stem with twin fluted ribs and a wooden handle.

Available from the Range Office or Karen Robertson at Bisley or by post. 


To order please send a cheque for £15 plus £5 postage and packing per umbrella payable to “Great Britain Rifle Team to South Africa” to

Karen Robertson,

National Rifle Association,

Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey GU24 0PB.


All proceeds will go to the Great Britain Rifle Team to South Africa 2012.

Donations also gratefully accepted!

Team List

Captain: Iain Robertson Scotland Oxfordshire
Vice-Captain: Alwyn McLean Ireland Ulster
Adjutant: David Crispin England Surrey
Chief Coach: David Calvert Ireland Ulster
Shooters: Gary Alexander Ireland Tyrone
  Jonny Borland* Scotland East of Scotland
  James Bullock England Nottinghamshire
  Simon Carson* Ireland Ulster
  Chris Claridge* England Sussex
  Gareth Davies* England Norfolk
  Steve East* England Berkshire
  Colin Johnston Ireland Ulster
  Neil Moxon England Wiltshire
  Julie Ouston England Hertfordshire
  Nigel Penn England Northants, Leic and Rutland
  Peter Seebohm* Scotland Hertfordshire
  Rick Shouler England Nottinghamshire
  Mick Silver* England Oxfordshire
  Ben Stevens*   London
  Jon Underwood England Surrey
Reserves: Lauren Crowson*    

* New Cap