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By Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAFVR(T) - 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron
Two Royal Air Force Air Cadets have achieved regional marksman awards.
Presented with their marksman badges on Monday 5th January 2015, the sharp shooters, both from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron had laid in the prone position (on their stomach) to fire rounds with a No.8 rifle at static targets 25 metres away. They each achieved a small grouping of rounds achieving their crossed rifles regional marksman’s award and badge. Throughout they were closely supervised by Sergeant Stacy Porter and Warrant Officer Eamon Loftus, an instructor with the regional small arms training team, who said “safe and accurate target shooting is a skill taught within the Air Cadets, these cadets have made a great effort to achieve such success”.
The cadets receiving their marksman badges were: Cadet Tyler Adams (15) from Leeholme and Cadet Kalon Robson (15) from Tow Law.
2505 Squadron meets on a Monday and Thursday evening at the Reserve Forces Centre, St Andrews Road, Bishop Auckland.