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The ACF Step in And Lend a Hand

2014-08-22 09:33:46
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By 2357 Sqn Website - 2357 (Goole) Squadron

Cadets from 2357 (Goole) Sqn & Sector 2 South & West Yorkshire Wing Successfully Pass Weapons Handling Tests with the Army Cadet Force.  Many cadets from Goole Squadron & other Squadrons from Sector 2 have been invited to attend a Camp at RAF Honnington by 1053 (Armthorpe) Sqn. The camp will have many activities to offer the cadets but in particular shooting.

Before cadets are able to shoot on the ranges they go through rigorous training and testing on each rifle that they can use, this is why the ACF stepped in to help. The requirement was to train 18 cadets from Sector 2 prior to the camp and this would take the same number of weapons.

B Company Humberside and South Yorkshire ACF to keep things simple could offer this number of weapons and the Training facility at Halifax Barracks in Hull. 18 Cadets and 1 Staff from the ATC were trained and tested by 3 Skill at Arms Instructors from the ACF and 2 from the ATC. 15 candidates managed to successfully complete the strict test and go on to the camp as qualified on the L98 A2 Weapon System.

Most of our cadets at Goole Squadron thoroughly enjoy Shooting and Weapons Training, and we find that it is an excellent discipline for young people that have to become familiar with weapon routines whilst exercising great levels of control.

Officer Commanding Goole Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Adrian Owen said “It is so refreshing that the Cadet Forces can work together and achieve our common goals. I am most grateful to B Company for their continued support towards the ATC”

For more information please visit the Squadron website

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