On the frosty and cold morning of 8th of February two air cadets, Corporal Russell, and Cadet Thurgood, from 2418 (Sherwood) squadron, began their day by cleaning the weapons they would soon be using, the L98A2. Having finished stripping, cleaning, and putting back the weapons we were confident that they would perform properly and that we were ready for the day’s shooting. After a detail of firing to zero the sights we moved on to shooting the targets on the 25 meter range at RAF Wittering.
These shooting details ranged from rapid fire, where you have a set time to accurately shoot all your rounds, to application shooting where you have all the time you need but all the rounds need to be both precise and accurate. After the days shooting Cpl Russell had archived the highest marksman of Corps Marksman, after having gained enough points from accurate shooting to receive this award.
At the end again we stripped, cleaned, oiled, and put the weapons back together to be placed back in the armoury, all in all a good day’s shooting for 2418 squadron!
Cadet Cpl Russell