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Branch information and events

Branch meetings

Yorkshire Branch meets on the third Wednesday of each month, except June, July and August. See below for more information.



24 Jan Branch AGM, Askham Bryan Agricultural College, York, 7.30pm


19 Mar Range Day, Herrontree - 9am-12
16 Apr Range Day, Blackbeck - 9am-12
29-30 Apr BDS Yorkshire attending East Riding Country Fair, Driffield Showground
6-7 May BDS Yorkshire attending Northern Shooting Show, Harrogate Showground
21 May Range Day, Sturdy House Defence - 10am-2pm
18 June Range Day, Whitfell - 9am-12  
11-13 July BDS Yorkshire attending GYS Harrogate
16 July Range Day, Deerpark - 9am-12

Branch contacts

Chairman Morris Charlton  
Secretary Tony Charlton  


New committee for 2017

Following the AGM on 25th January 2015 the new committee comprises the following:

Chair – Morris Charlton
Secretary – Tony Charlton
Treasurer – Mark Revel


- Tony Hall
- Craig McNeil
- Darren Baxter
- Steve Lister
- Simon Crook
- Bob Holmes

Branch Meetings 2017

Held at Askham Bryan Agricultural College, York at 7:30 pm on the third Wednesday each month (except June/ July/ August).

We also have a close liaison with Richmondshire Rifle and Pistol Club, joining them on their regular monthly range days on the numerous ranges linked to Catterick MOD garrison.


Talks at Askham Bryan College are all awaiting confirmation:

 - March 15
 - April 19 – Leeds Armories – Sniper II by Dr Morris Charlton 6:30pm
 - May 17
 - September 20
 - October 18
 - November 15

Richmondshire Rifle Club

Long range provisional dates for the Catterick ranges are:

 - March 19,   Herrontree 6N (B) – 0900 – 1200 hrs
 - April 16,  Blackbeck 6J – 0900 – 1200 hrs
 - May 21,  Sturdy House Defence FL3A (this venue 10.00 - 14.00)
 - June 18,  Whitfell 6K – 0900 – 1200 hrs
 - July 16,  Deerpark  6F – 0900 – 1200 hrs

BDS Yorkshire members are welcome to participate, please be there before 8:45 and introduce yourself.

An MOD competency certificate is preferable but not essential.

The ranges are basically south of A66 and west of Leyburn village.


Attendance at 2017 shows at the moment will include:

 - East Riding Country Fair, Driffield Show Ground 29 - 30 April 2017
 - Northern Shooting Show Harrogate Showground, 6 - 7 May 2017
 - GYS Harrogate, 11 - 13 July 2017


Studley Royal deer park calf count – date to be confirmed
Studley Royal deer rut – date to be confirmed


Branch communications

We still only have around 250 e-mail addresses for Branch members, out of a total of 360 or so members in the Branch.  If you wish to be informed of forthcoming Branch activities, please send your e-mail address to the Branch Secretary.  Remember that e-mail is a very cost-effective way of communication, and will save the Branch (and therefore the Society) money which can be put to better uses. The BDS has strict rules governing the confidentiality of your data and your email address will only be used for the purpose of contact / newsletters.