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Falkland Islands Rifle Association

 

Falkland Islands Rifle Association

Falkland Islands Rifle Association
Formation 1885
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Website Falkland Islands Rifle Association

The Falkland Islands Rifle Association has been in existence since 1885.

Records of the club's history from 1955 to 1973 were lost during the Falklands War in 1982. After the war, shooting was suspended until a new range was provided at Rookery Bay in 1990.

Shooting matches were held with personnel from visiting British warships from 1888 to 1979 fairly regularly. During the period 1888 to 1955 the club won 40 matches and the visiting ships four.

The club has competed at the Commonwealth Games since 1982.

References

  • Falkland Islands Rifle Association - founded 1885


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