– Halloween Special

“Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble!”

All Saints’ Eve is upon us once again. Shrieks are heard in the night and skeletons exit closets. Speaking of which, NRA Secretary General Andrew Mercer is at the beating heart of most of the discontent and unrest at the NRA. His arrival is directly correlated with Bisley Camp losing that intangible magic, atmosphere and Clubhouses enjoyed by so many. It is sad to see how this individual, together with some others including ex-Chairman John Webster and ‘ballistics expert’ John Bloomfield could bring this great Charity into such disrepute. Yet here we are. The Charity Commission continue their investigation. The NRA is wasting Charitable funds on avoidable legal costs distracting Mercer such that he misses out on expanding into other National ranges. The NRA deficit is alarmingly high. More tenants have their lease renewals refused. Ammunition known to have issues is being sold off. Environmental concerns remain. NRA staff turnover is at a high due to poor management and a ‘toxic atmosphere‘ and uncertainty regarding COVID remains… Suffice to say 2020 is a year we would all rather see the back of. And some NRA officers with it.

Mercer: With a earnings boasted of £180k in 2018 he has reason to be smug…

As the Charity Commission recently hit national press investigating Charities to ensure they stick to their purpose and do what members expect of them, there was also an investigation to curb excessive executive pay. The NRA needs to take responsibility for the employment of Andrew Mercer and justify his salary against the balance of what the man has achieved, the costs and unwanted attention he has incurred, and the confidence that members have in him. Below is a reminder of the reference provided by Lowther Castle who previously employed Mercer. The writing is on the wall, have the NRA Trustees lost their glasses? A month long lockdown is upon us and members still want answers and justification.

The NRA continue to try to close us down, perhaps more focussed on this than investigating the facts and answering member questions. Andrew Mercer is riding his gravy train and sees no reason to stop. The fabric of the Charity, and Bisley Camp are in real danger. For the benefit of the Charity and for all of us who love what the NRA represented Bisley needs Saving. It only takes one rotten apple…


We have been touched by the support we have received and the size of our readership. It is unfortunate that we have to exist in this way, however brave individuals have tried to raise their concerns and questions in the past only to result in their persecution and silencing by the NRA. (See here for details on this). This is why this website exists. Take it or leave it, we will continue to shed the light on important Bisley matters. Make your own minds up.

Back to skeletons in closets, if you have any information or concerns you would like to share with us (with supporting evidence where possible) then we would love to hear from you. Contact us safely at savebisley@protonmail.com. We will treat your information anonymously as it could appear on this site.

Who needs Halloween, 2020 has been scary enough!