The British Alpine Rifles seeks to uphold Britain’s finest traditions of pistol and rifle marksmanship, offering opportunities for shooting which are no longer possible within these shores. It counts some very distinguished competitors among its members, but membership is not conditional upon shooting attainment. Whilst B.A.R. has limited opportunities for training complete beginners and recommends that applicants should also be members of other clubs that offer regular practice facilities, in principle it welcomes applications from safe shooters of all levels of s kill and experience. Its youngest members have joined in their early teens, and its oldest when approaching receipt of the Queen’s telegram.