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South East England

South East England

Branch information and events

Read all about South East England branch's activities for 2017.

The BDS SE E Branch stand at Richmond Park


11 Feb

Range day and Branch AGM at BSRC, Bisley - 9am

20 May 

Annual Stalkers shoot at BSRC, Bisley

3 June

Visit BDS at West Hoathly Game Fair and Country Show, East Chiltington

4 June

Visit BDS at London 10 Mile, Richmond Park

7-9 July

Visit BDS at Kent County Show (Detling)

9 July

Range day at Bisley, BSRC - pm

30 Sept & 1 Oct

Visit BDS at Ardingly Show

19 Nov

Christmas Shoot at Bisley, BSRC

Branch contacts

Chairman Derek Stimpson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  07720 813989
Secretary Neil Macfarlane This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  07970 666169

2017 News

Richmond Park 4th June

The Branch will be present and supporting an event at Richmond Park on Sunday the 4th of June called the London 10 Mile. The event is in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital charity. We quote the organisers as follows:-

We hope to make the London 10 Mile the UK’s most family-friendly running event and are calling on the whole community to come together and enjoy a brilliant day out in a traffic-free Richmond Park this summer. In addition to the 6,000 runners who will attempt the 10 mile run, there will be 1,000 runners in a 1 mile Family Fun Run for the little ones and a free ‘Picnic in the Park’ event which offers runners, supporters and local residents the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the traffic-free park while enjoying some great food, drink, music and kids entertainment throughout the afternoon. The children’s entertainment will be themed around education and wildlife in the park. The picnic and entertainment will take place on the rugby pitches near Roehampton gate.

Since the park will be closed to traffic, parking outside may not be easy and arriving by public transport may be a preferred option.

More details can be found at the following website:-

Range day, BSRC, Bisley and Branch AGM - Saturday 11th February 2017

At BSRC Bisley on 11th February, we held our first 2017 event - a very successful range day which was much enjoyed by the twenty plus members who attended, despite a damp chilly day. Four members took their SCC card examinations.

This was followed by tea and cakes and the AGM.

Chairman’s report, Treasurer’s report and balance sheet were presented.

The officers and committee elected are:-

Derek Stimpson     Chairman

Linda Evans           Vice Chairman

Neil Macfarlane      Secretary

David Jennings      Treasurer

Adrian Dagger       Committee

David Evans          Committee

Daniel Francis       Committee

Tim Cooper           Committee

Sean Woodger     Committee

Chris Howard and Nick Fullagar no longer continue on the committee were thanked for their past support.

The next event at Bisley, BSRC, will be the Stalkers Shoot on Saturday the 20th May.

Annual Stalkers' Shoot, BSRC, Bisley - Saturday 20th May 2017

Our annual "Stalkers Shoot" takes place on Saturday 20th May at the normal venue, BSRC Range, Bisley  GU24 0PB.

Shooting starts at 9.00 am

You can shoot the Stalkers test (your usual deer legal rifle and gear etc required) 10 rounds needed, Running Deer - this requires 12 rounds. The 50 yd Rat is a .22 rimfire event, so your usual .22 is perfect, with 10 rounds needed. Classic rifles for the Classic Buck and Rat prizes must be pre 1952.

There will be the usual glittering array of awards donated by members of the gun trade, other organisations, and BDS members plus the Stalkers Cup Trophy.

This is our main fundraising event of the year. No need to pre-book but bring Firearm Certificates, cash, ammunition, your Shooters Competency Certificate, but if you don't yet have one you may shoot under one to one supervision. Your rifles should be zeroed and ready to go. The initial shoot is only £25 (Including the BBQ lunch) and you can re-shoot as many times as you like.

A re-shoot is £5 on the Deer, £5 on the Buck and £3 for the Rat. (note: The Stalkers Cup Trophy is for your first attempt of the day only, re-shoots are for the other awards and to see if you can better your score).

There will be the usual splendid barbecue lunch and there will also be equipment sales available.

Additionally we will be able to run members through the Shooters Competency Certificate examination at the start of the day for anyone wishing to do so. This takes about 30 minutes and costs £10 (non refundable). However we need to know a minimum of two weeks in advance since notice is required to get the papers from HQ. 

We look forward to seeing you there.


Many thanks to all those who have provided current email addresses - this really does simplify matters considerably (and help keep costs down). Will all members please ensure that we have an up to date email address for you on our records as this facilitates communication and reminders for events - especially where notice is short.