Shooting and Marksmanship has been a core activity within the Air Cadets for over 50 years. Cadets are taught the basics of marksmanship which includes safe handling of weapons, how to aim and how to breathe.
After completing basic training in the classroom cadets are taken onto the range to fire either the No 8 (soon to be replaced with the No 9) .22 rifle to put their skills into practice. After gaining experience on the No 8 cadets graduate up to the L98 A2 cadet GP rifle which is fired on a outside range.
Cadets are provided with the opportunity to further hone their marksmanship skills with dedicated weekend shooting camps.