Urgent Notice to All Club Secretaries

Please be aware that unless you have correctly completed and returned your club re-affiliation paperwork for 2016, your club will not be insured. We are unable to make any exceptions to this ruling as our underwriters will not accept claims made if the correct paperwork has not been submitted and received at our NSRA offices.

Please note that if you have already submitted your renewal paperwork, your club will be covered by our insurance, providing this is complete and correct. Any slight delay you may experience in receiving confirmation of your renewal is due to the Christmas / New Year break and the resulting volume of work we have to process.

To avoid unnecessary telephone calls and if you have yet to send in your renewal paperwork, please refer to the letter sent to you in October 2015, detailing the relevant forms for completion, the information required and the club renewal fee payable for 2016.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during what is for us a very busy time of the year.

If you need another copy of the forms, all 2016 membership forms can be downloaded below:

A short video dedicated to the life and memory of a shooting legend.


Douglas Alan David Mottram  

8 June 1930 – 5 December 2017

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. Doug served on a total of nine different committees at Club, County and National level and was the driving force behind the acquisition and development of the Cambridgeshire County Outdoor Range near Peterborough.

After leaving the Army, Doug joined Cambridge Constabulary in 1954, quickly rising to the rank of Chief Inspector in the traffic division. Towards the end of his Police career and driven by his ever abiding passion for shooting and the shooting sports Doug became head of the Firearms and Explosives Licensing Department for Cambridgeshire, a position he held until his retirement.

Doug shot for the old Johnson and Mathey Rifle Club in Cambridge many years ago but most recently he was Chairman of Shelford Rifle Club. He was Secretary and treasurer of Cambridge Police Sports Rifle Club, a member of the Army Target Shooting Club and a member of the Cambs Police sports club (shooting section) from 1954 becoming Secretary of that club in 1957, a post he held until his passing, some 60years in office. Doug Shot for the Police Sport UK at a very high level and was (inevitably) involved in its administration.
Doug was very proud to be a member of the Centipede Club and attended the Scottish and Bisley National Meetings, the latter for some 62 years, this beating the record held jointly by Ernie Spiritie and Major Peter Martin MBE by one year.

For the Cambridgeshire Target Shooting Association he served as Chairman for many years but most recently was elected President, which he regarded a great honour and was also trustee of the Association’s outdoor range, NSRA and Eastern Region representative on the committee. Doug was a founder member of the Eastern Region Association, where he was Secretary until Oct 2017 but remained its Treasurer.

Doug was a member of the NSRA’s Shooting Council and Special Awards Committee.

He was elected to membership of the Centipede Club in 1984 and served on its Committee.

Doug was a County Coach and did many YPS courses for Scout leaders. He was awarded the NSRA Silver Medal for his services to shooting.

Doug leaves behind his loving wife Barbara, daughter Wendy, son-in-law John, two grandsons and four great-grandchildren. His funeral took place on the 22nd December at Cambridge Crematorium and was attended by over 200 people who travelled from all over the Country to pay their last respects to a man who will be greatly missed by so many. Barbara and family would like to thank everyone for their cards, kind words and for coming to bid Doug goodbye.

Rest in peace, our dear friend.

It is with much sadness that we have to report the passing of Tim Elson, past British Champion and President of Twickenham Rifle and Pistol Club.

Funeral details are not yet known. An obituary notice will be published in ‘On Target’ in due course.

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.

Lones was due to travel to the 2017 Bisley National Meeting as a member of the US Roberts Team, however unfortunately due to health reasons he was unable to make the trip.

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Vic Morris (aged 56), who was a member of Carmarthen Rifle & Pistol Club and a long standing member of the NSRA.

An obituary notice will appear in 'On Target' in due course, please click below to read the obituary by John Kelman.

Please click below to read the Eulogy about Bert's life by Ron Birch


We would like to inform our members that the ashes of the late Bob Wingrove are due to be scattered on Monday 6th February 2017 at 12:30pm at the Bisley Clock Tower.

We have been informed that all are welcome to attend.

It is with sadness we announce the loss of Michael Donald Platt, lifelong shooting enthusiast and founder of Pinewood Rifle Club, who died on 20th August 2016.

Family, friends and colleagues miss him dearly.

A full obituary notice will follow in the Spring edition of On Target Magazine.

Pinewood Rifle Club

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Mr Peter Ainsworth.

Our condolences are extended to his family and friends.

A full obituary notice will follow in the Winter edition of On Target magazine.

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Mr R J (Bob) Wingrove.

Our condolences are extended to his family and friends.

A full obituary notice will follow in the Winter edition of On Target magazine.

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Mr R R (Bob) Green on Monday 15th August 2016.

Bob will be sadly missed by his many friends, colleagues and fellow NSRA Committee and Shooting Council Members, with whom he served for many years. Bob was also the County Association Representative for Ulster Counties (East).

A full obituary notice will follow in due course.

We are saddened to inform you of the passing at the age of 92, of John (Jim) Chandler.

John shot prone rifle in the 1948 Olympic Games, coming 15th out of 71 competitors.  John was the leading British shooter in the 1948 Games.

A full obituary notice will follow in the next issue of 'On Target' magazine.

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The Association has a special discounted price for individuals joining the NSRA for the first time as an Annual or Junior Annual Member, together with a bounty for the new member's club.