The Singapore Gun Club at Rifle Range Road was started in the early 1950s.
It first operated from a tiny zinc-roofed wooden shed of about four square metres!
Before the Japanese occupation of Singapore, British forces used the site at the present clubhouse as an ammunition depot. Over the years, World War II grenades, bombs and even pistols have been uncovered from within the shooting range.
Mr F.G. London, a senior partner in the architectural firm of Swan & MacLaren, was responsible for the early set-up of the Singapore Gun Club.
Club membership was predominantly prominent members of the community.
Our Early Members:
- Mr Eric Henton, Managing Director of New Zealand Insurance;
- Mr Tom Steveson, Chief Assessor with the Singapore Municipality;
- Professor Gordon Ransome, Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya;
- Mr Jim Brady, Senior architect who designed the Paya Lebar Airport;
- Mr Alan Beohm, Managing Director of Malayan Airways;
- Captain J.A.L Pavitt, No. 1 Master Attendant (Harbour Master),
- Mr Richard Eu,
- Mr Jack Oei,
- Dr Wong Lai Hock,
- Mr E.J. Tan and
- Mr Collin Meyer
- Mr David Meyer and many others.
Construction for a proper clubhouse took six months to complete in the 1972. The construction of the building was made possible through the kind generosity of Mr Oh Choon Woo in appreciation of his sons’, Frank Oh and David Oh, achievements in shooting.
The Minister for Law and National Development, Mr E.W. Barker, officially opened the Singapore Gun Club on 6th February 1972.
In August 2001, The Singapore Gun Club was relocated to the National Shooting Centre at 990 Old Choa Chu kang Road, Singapore 699814.