9th September 1928 - 6th October 2018
It is with great sadness that we have received the news that Major (Retired) Peter Martin MBE passed away on the 6th October 2018. Peter suffered a recent stroke which was then followed by pneumonia and sadly he never recovered. Peter has been an ATSC Small-bore member since 1983 and will be sadly missed.
25th September 1927 - 11th June 2018
Having been a Royal Navy sniper during his service years, Pat returned to target shooting in 1974 when his father retired from shooting and handed down “Betsy”, his beloved BSA. Initially joining Centre RC and Hendon RC, it wasn’t long before he had a shooting companion as his 13 year old, Yvette, was keen to know where dad was going, tagged along one weekend and was quickly hooked.
1935 - 2018
Wilmslow Rifle Club are sorry to report that Alan Battersby has passed away. Alan was born in 1935 and spent much of his childhood in war-torn Manchester. He joined ICI as a mail boy and rose to become Head of Salaries for the Pharmaceutical Division. He oversaw the computerisation of salaries for a workforce of several thousand and was often called out in the night to sort out a problem with 'the computer' - yes there was only one single computer involved in those days and it was situated in Winnington.
28 August 1921 - 11 May 2018
We have received news of the death of Norah Hunter of Croydon, Surrey. Norah will have been familiar to many shooters through her long service as Honorary Treasurer of the English Small-bore Shooting Union. Together with her late husband John, plus Frank and Audrey Balcombe, she made up the quartet who were for many years the driving force behind the Union.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Doug Mottram on 5th December 2017. Doug was originally from Lincolnshire but spent most of his adult life in Cambridgeshire. He began shooting over 70 years ago and known to many for his passion and enthusiasm for shooting and for his tireless efforts to develop the sport he loved both locally and nationally.
We regret to inform members of the death of Tim Elson on 6th January 2018.
Tim was a past British Champion and President of Twickenham Rifle and Pistol Club. Tim will be sadly missed.
Alan Shipman - Honorary Secretary, Middlesex Small-Bore Rifle Association
It is with the greatest of sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of Lones Wigger.
He passed away on the 14th December at approximately 6:51pm Colorado Springs time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the friends, family, colleagues and all of those who knew Lones.
A short video dedicated to the life and memory of a shooting legend.