LOCAL AIR CADETS COMPETE AT NATIONAL RIFLE MEETING

A team of five cadets from 1220 (March) Squadron Air Cadets attended the National Inter-Service Cadet Rifle Meeting (ISCRM), held at Bisley, the UK’s home of shooting. The competition involved firing the 7.62mm Cadet Target Rifle at distances of 300m, 500m and 600m in different competitions against other air cadet and army cadet units from around the country.

1220 coaches and firers at the firing point

1220 coaches and firers at the firing point

This year over one hundred teams participated, including air cadet teams from Canada and Hong Kong. Corporal Joseph Williams said “The competition was amazing, there were teams from all over the country and it was really good to see cadets from overseas. The level of skill from every team was outstanding. The Century range at Bisley is an impressive sight, especially when most of the lanes are in use during the competition.”

In the separate competitions the team stayed in the top 50 making it one of their most successful attendances so far. Flight Sergeant Katie Dickson’s final individual position was in the top 150 cadets that attended. Sergeant Alexander MacRae said “We can’t wait until next year, where we hope to build on our learning from this year and improve our overall performance”.