GBRT | Martin Townsend

Martin Townsend


BIO_Martin TownsendMartin Townsend

A well known coach both at Bisley and overseas, Martin has steered his shooters to success for more than thirty years. Highlights include the Centenary Match (1990) and wins in all the Great Eight international matches featured in this brochure: the America, Australia, Canada, Kolapore, New Zealand, Palma, Protea and West Indies matches – especially his wins in the 1992, 1995, 2003, 2007 (as Captain) and 2011 Palma Matches. Although he has captained two Great Britain teams to Canada, this is Martin’s first trip to Camp Perry, where he hopes to return and compete in 2015 with both the Palma and GB Veterans teams.

Poppy Lodge at Bisley is where Martin and his wife Pearl spend most of their summer weekends. When not on the ranges, Martin works in the philatelic world, where he is one of the UK’s leading dealers in the stamps and postal history of Great Britain.
Martin has been working tirelessly to try and raise funds for the tour, including hosting a number of guest days at Bisley.