March air cadets prove good shots when they try out new type of rifle

Two cadets try out the new rifles.

Two cadets try out the new rifles. - Credit: Archant

Air cadets from 1220 (March) Squadron got their hands on a new type of rifle.

Making use of the facilities at 2524 (Oakington) Squadron, they learned how to use the BSA Scorpion Cadet Air Rifle.

Following training, the cadets went to the indoor range. Both Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Dickson (19) and Sergeant Alex MacRae (18) achieved Squadron Marksman standard with the first rounds fired.

All cadets showed an improvement during the day with marksman awards at Region and Wing level being earned.

Flight Sergeant (ATC) Brian Goodall, who was the range conducting officer for the day, said: “It was a very useful day and the weapon rewards good use of marksmanship principles.”

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