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South West England

South West England

Branch information and events

We look forward to seeing many of you at the various events we have planned for the year so far:


17-18 March     West of England Game Fair, Royal Bath and West Showground, Somerset
25 March     Members’ Day and AGM, Best Western Tiverton Hotel, 9am
14-15 July     Range Weekend to include First Aid Training
      NB. We will not be attending the Royal Bath and West Show this year.

Branch contacts

Chairman Martin Lamb  
Secretary Sharif Adams  


2018 News

RANGE WEEKEND to include First Aid Training and Reloading, 14-15 July 2018, Trewortha Farm, Launceston, PL15 7NL

The annual South West Branch Range weekend is due to take place on Saturday and Sunday 14 - 15 July 2018. The venue is Trewortha Farm, nr North Hill, Launceston, PL15 7NL.

The Ranges will open at 10am on both days for zeroing practice and load testing.

The annual Stalkers Trophy event will be run over the weekend with the shoot organised by Tiff Dew our Branch Range Officer. This event is open to all but only BDS Members may be awarded trophies down to third place.

A Venison BBQ will be held on Saturday evening and all are welcome.

Accommodation in the form of camping, caravanning, or bunk house with full wash room facilities is available.

HSE Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

Course date: 14th July 2018
Time: 0930 – 1600 (with 30 minute lunch break)
Location: Trewortha Farm, North Hill, Cornwall

HSE Emergency First Aid in the Workplace course content:
• Understand the role of the first aider
• Unconscious casualty
• Personal hygiene at first aid incidents
• Seizures/epilepsy
• Choking
• The use of first aid equipment and resources
• Wounds & bleeding
• The role of the first aider
• Shock
• Cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation (CPR)
• Basic Gun Shot Wound Emergency Care

Training is delivered using relevant practical and realistic casualty simulation techniques and all students attending will receive an Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate, HSE compliant within 5 days of attending the course. The course is £50 payable in advance. pdf Please complete the booking form (62 KB) .

Other Fees

Range Fee - £25 per Member, £5 per junior (Under 18) Non BDS Member/Guest £20. This includes entry into the Stalkers Trophy Shoot, Re-entry into the Stalkers Trophy £10, no limit on number of attempts.
Accommodation - Bunk House, camping, caravanning, £10 per person per night, under 18s £5 per night.
BBQ - Please bring your own tipple and some BBQ food.

Members Day and AGM for the South West Branch, 25th March

  pdf View the report of the event (358 KB)