LERAA team for Bisley

Taking the SMLE back to Bisley

“Well we are only a day away.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported LERAA and helped get this dream off the ground. It has been a massive 12 months of planning, learning and prepping to ensure our first LERAA Australian Historic Civilian Service Rifle team is ready to go. A big shout out to Mike Tinney who is coming along for the ride as our official photographer/ documentarian. Stay tuned for more info on that. Love your work mate.

See you all on the other side of the world. ” Peter Maher

The first Imperial Meeting was contested on Wimbledon Common, in south-west London, in 1860 when Queen Victoria fired the first shot and gave a prize of £250 to the best individual marksman. Originally the Meeting was only available to Volunteers (regular and reserve military personnel) using the issued service rifle of the day.

Today the National Rifle Association hold the Imperial Meeting as an open competition with the aim to promote and encourage marksmanship throughout the King’s (or Queen’s) dominions, and has grown to include many different disciplines.

Host to the competition is The National Shooting Centre – Bisley, the world renowned ranges complex covering virtually all forms of shooting from air rifle to 1200 yards full-bore shooting. Set in 3000 acres of heathland; Bisley is as unique in character as it is in the variety of ranges it offers.