This match is held only once every two years at Bisley with teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Germany invited to take part. It takes place at the end of the target rifle season, usually around mid October and consists of a team of 12 firing 2 sighters and 15 to count at 800, 900 and 1000 yards. The match is often Captained by the next years Mackinnon Captain and like the English XX vs RAF match, may be used as an opportunity to try out shooters and coaches who have the potential to be selected for the Mackinnon the following year.
The results of the match are published in the year book in each relevant year which can be found under the Members section. The results of the last two matches held in 2018 and 2016 can be found below. The weather conditions for the 2018 match varied from sunshine, through light drizzle to heavy monsoon making it extremely challenging for the shooters to achieve a decent sight picture.
The Winning England Team 2018
(shot in demanding conditions!)