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:

Jenny PageIt is with deep sorrow that we report the passing of Jenny Page, wife of Bruce Page of Wimbledon Park Rifle Club, after a three year battle with cancer.
We would like to apologise to family and friends for this late posting of Jenny's obituary notice on the NSRA website.  While we did publish a shortened version in The Rifleman magazine, the website notice did not appear as promised.

Jenny Page

It is with deep sorrow that we report the passing of Jenny Page, wife of Bruce Page of Wimbledon Park Rifle Club, after a three year battle with cancer.

Although Jenny was originally a shooter back in the late 1960s, with the Civil Service’s Centre Rifle Club, she always regarded herself as a non-shooter. However, she often reiterated that she gave up shooting so as not to beat Bruce all of the time. Despite that, she was closely involved with, and passionately dedicated to, the sport.

Jenny joined the staff of the NSRA in October 1995 to work in the Secretariat with Brian Woodall. During that time Jenny was responsible for much of the administrative work on the selection of international teams for ISSF matches, including their entry, travel, firearms and accommodation arrangements, until that role was taken over by British Shooting. She also looked after the National Squad selection arrangements, through the system of Nominated Meetings introduced by the NSRA International Committee under the chairmanship of the late Malcolm Cooper. More recently, and particularly up to her retirement, she spent much of her time producing and adding material to the NSRA website. Her versatility meant she was also able to give assistance to Membership and Competitions Departments at their busiest times of the year, as well as working with Brian on the production of The Rifleman. Jenny retired from the NSRA staff in October 2012 but even in retirement, Jenny’s dedication to the sport was exemplified by the fact that she offered to provide occasional help in dealing with various items, in particularly the workload on re-affiliations.

Jenny was well-known to a large number of shooters and not just because she worked at the NSRA. Even a short walk around Bisley Camp or at the Scottish meeting during the Championships often took much longer than anticipated due to the number of people who would stop to say hello, or chat, or even (at their peril) ask a ‘work related’ question while she was on holiday! She was such a familiar face at the Bisley rifle meeting that she would often be asked how she was doing in the Aggregate and I recall her amusement one year when asked if she would be available to shoot in a Ladies team match! Having not shot for at least 25 years, she very graciously declined.

Whilst at the NSRA, Jenny studied for and qualified as an ISSF Judge and attended several International meetings in this capacity. She also helped several other people along the same route. She officiated as team manager for a number of International teams and acted as a chaperone to junior International teams. At the height of her duties she was selected as Discipline Director for the Smallbore and Air events at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, held in Manchester (although the shooting actually took place at the Lord Roberts Centre, at Bisley).

Jenny also served for many years on the Council of the LSBRA, assisted with the running of many London County Open meetings (and especially enjoying the role of stats officer – dealing with all sorts of weird and wonderful challenges!), and was the last Smallbore Rifle Captain for the County of London, following in the footsteps of Joe Eagan and Vic Starling.

Prior to joining the NSRA Jenny had several other careers. Moving to London at the age of 18 from her ‘home town’, the city of Portsmouth (Southsea), she first worked in East London at a Labour Exchange, followed by the position of Procurement Officer at the Crown Agents for the Colonies, where it was rumoured that a Middle Eastern client had offered her line manager the grand sum of 6 camels for her. This was declined as it was felt that she was too valuable an asset working here! Whilst working there she purchased equipment and supplies for countries of the Commonwealth and other countries beyond. Jenny was often called upon to supply goods of various nature, from family planning expendables to tanks. Jenny also went on a trade delegation to Nepal, representing the Crown Agents, where her dedication to the job in hand meant that she carried on working despite suffering from acute altitude sickness. Her final job before joining the NSRA was for a Middle Eastern oil company based in Swiss Cottage.

Latterly, Jenny had battled with cancer, undergoing both surgery and a series of chemotherapy treatments. Her final weeks were spent under the care of the doctors and nurses of St Christopher’s Hospice in southeast London but Jenny sadly passed away in her sleep in the early hours of Tuesday 12 May. The funeral took place at the West Norwood Crematorium and was attended by her family, Bruce’s family, friends and colleagues from the NSRA and many friends from both shooting and bird-watching, another of Jenny’s passions.

A comment from Hap Rocketto, adjutant of the United States 2009 Roberts team, on hearing the news:

I was terribly sorry to hear of Jenny Page's passing. She was most helpful to me in providing historical information in regard to my work on the Randle, Dewar, Roberts, and Pershing Teams. During the 2009 Roberts Match at Bisley she was most helpful and one of the “go to” people.

A final comment comes from something I spotted on the web page of the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE: “Don't worry, Jenny Page at the NSRA is lovely and will get you complete listings.”, a comment reiterated over the last few weeks by the many people who knew her.

She was a lovely person and one who will be sorely missed.

Our condolences go to her family and especially to her husband Bruce.

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