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Shooting Training for Castleford Youngsters

2015-02-08 22:36:00
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By Flt Lt Vicky Williamson - 2388 (Castleford) Squadron

On Sunday the 8th February 2015 sixteen cadets from Castleford Air Cadets successfully completed weapons training on a number of different weapons.

Half of the youngsters trained on a bolt action training rifle known as the No.8, with a further eight cadets training on the semi-automatic L98 rifle. The Cadets had to pass a course on how to handle and safely use the rifle along with how to clean it after use. They also had to practice using the marksmanship principles in how to hold the rifle.

Flight Lieutenant Vicky Williamson, Officer Commanding Castleford Air Cadets commented “The Cadets and Staff worked very hard all weekend, their efforts did pay off however, well done to all for their achievements. The next step for the Cadets is to live fire the rifles on a range, they are all excited and looking forward to doing it!”

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