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The Lee Enfield Rifle Association (LERA) was formed in 1998 by a group enthusiasts who saw the need for an organisation dedicated to the use and study of the Lee Enfield Rifle. Since then, LERA has gone from strength to strength and the membership of around 350 is widely spread throughout the United Kingdom and includes some from Oversea. LERA holds Home Office Approval and is affiliated to the National Rifle Association.

Quarterly lectures are a popular and important part of the annual programme and the subjects covered have included Re-loading for the .303, The No. 32 Scope and how to zero it, Rifle care and maintenance, Zeroing the service rifle and Target Sights and how to use them. LERA has also held courses for the qualification of both Range Conducting Officers and First Aiders.

Visits are made to places of interest such as the Enfield Pattern Room, The Birmingham Gun-Barrel Proof House and the Infantry and SASC Weapons Collection at Warminster.

Practice shoots are held monthly around the 4th weekend at Bisley or Army Training Estate Home Counties Ranges, bi-monthly mid week shoots are held on Short Siberia range, also at Bisley .

There are three major competitions held during the year; the Sniper match in April, the Close Quarter Battle (CQB) shoot in September and the Enfield Challenge in November. These competitions are open to members only. In addition, there are two Target Rifle competitions and a Small-bore Summer Postal League. The Association awards merit badges for achievement in its competitions as follows: Rifleman 65% of the HPS, Skilled Shot 70%, Expert Shot 75% and Marksman 80%. The corresponding Small-bore awards are 70%, 75%, 80% and 85%. Special embroidered badges are available for each Class at modest cost.

Every member, and similar associations oversea, receives a copy of Dispatches, the LERA quarterly newsletter.

Membership of the Association costs £30 per annum (1 Apr 2012 - 31 Mar 2013) Subscription in 2013 will rise by £5 Lower rates for Juniors and Old Age Pensioners. Separate charges apply for entries to the competitions and/or attending the practice shoots. It is LERA policy, however, that Juniors are not charged for the monthly shoots because they are the sport's future and the next custodians of our rifles. Anyone interested in joining LERA should contact the Secretary whose details appear on the CONTACT web page.

You can become a LERA Associate. Once an associate you will have access to
the newsletter, the membersí website forum and be able to attend non-shooting
training or visits. however you must not hold a current UK firearm
certificate.

This will enable you to get access to the knowledge base of the membership
for anything to do with Lee Enfields. All this for only £20 per year.
Please contact the membership secretary as detailed below.