Shooting & Archery
Whatever level you are as a cadet, you'll have the opportunity to try your hand at military skills and drills including shooting.
Marksmanship goes a long way back in the history of Air Cadets and is one of our most popular activities. Think you can concentrate on distant targets and fire with consistent accuracy? It's not easy. It requires focus, concentration and a very steady hand.
We’ll teach you to handle a variety of weapons safely. Basic firing is always done lying on your stomach (the prone position) at static targets. Progress through the syllabus and you'll experience different types of weapons, firing positions and could even take part in shooting competitions if you really prove your skills.
Ranges come in different shapes and sizes but all are in controlled conditions with full training on any weapon that you handle - safety is our top priority. To start with you'll be firing at targets that are fairly close - around 25m away. As you advance through weapons and your skill builds, you will fire at targets 100m or more away.
Archery is also available to all our cadets, our qualified instructors offer regular archery practice. There's also the opportunity to represent the squadron at Wing and Region events. We train all cadets and staff under official Archery GB qualified instructors and use their rules for governance.
Training at the squadron consists of ‘having a go’, it does not take very long at all it's a fun introduction to the world of archery.