150th Imperial Meeting

The 150th NRA Imperial Meeting will take place between Friday 14th June and Saturday 27th July 2019


Competitions

Please see below the 150th Meeting dates:

 

 Service Rifle Individual
14 June
 Adaptive Championships
20 June
 Service Rifle Team
24 – 25 June
 Cottesloe Heath Challenge
26 – 30  June
 Civilian Service Rifle
3 – 7 July
 ISCRM
11 – 13 July
 Match Rifle
11 – 17 July
 Historic Arms
13 – 14 July
 Schools Meeting
14 – 17 July
 McQueen
15 – 20 July
 Gallery Rifle & Pistol
17 – 21 July
 F Class
18 – 22 July
 Cadet Imperial
18 – 24 July
 Target Rifle
18 – 27 July
 Teams (inc Schools Veterans)
16 – 28 July
 HM Queens Final
27 July

 

Full details of the planned dates are listed on page 38 of the Summer Journal


History

Originally the Meeting was only available to Volunteers (regular and reserve military personnel) using the issued service rifle of the day. Today the Imperial Meeting is open to all-comers has grown to include many different disciplines. The largest entry is for Target Rifle, which dominates the final week of the Meeting and culminates with the final of the Queen’s Prize.

 

Host to the competition is NRA Bisley, the world renowned ranges complex covering virtually all forms of shooting from air rifle to 1200 yards full-bore shooting. Set in 3000 acres of heathland; Bisley is as unique in character as it is in the variety of ranges it offers.

 

The atmosphere at Bisley is second to none, with friendships made and renewed on the firing points every year, but the event does not end with the shooting: the famous Bisley clubs take over and, between shoots and at the end of each day, competitors enjoy the Bisley hospitality at its best.


HM Queen's Final

The first Imperial Meeting was contested on Wimbledon Common, in south-west London, in 1860.

The National Rifle Association have since held an annual prize meeting, with the aim to promote and encourage marksmanship throughout the Queen’s (or King’s) dominions.

The first Imperial Meeting was contested on Wimbledon Common in 1860, when Queen Victoria fired the first shot and gave a prize of £250 to the best individual marksman.

The Queen’s Prize remains the premier award for the Meeting’s top shot, with the £250 prize still given to the winner.


149th Imperial Results