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Shooting & Marksmanship[]

Air Cadets have the ability to fire three different rifles within the organisation: the No 8 rifle; L98A2 Cadet GP Rifle; and the L81A2 target rifle. There are some age restrictions on the weapons, however all cadets have the chance to fire, upon passing a Weapons Handling Test (WHT) on that rifle. WHTs are valid for six months on each rifle. After some practice, cadets have the opportunity to shoot for four different marksmanship awards:

  • Squadron Marksman
  • Wing Marksman
  • Regional Marksman
  • Corps Marksman

which are listed in order of increasing difficulty. Additionally, there is a fifth award: Cadet 100.