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Squadron of Sharp Shooters

Article posted: Mar 07, 2012 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

Every cadet at 1188 (Coalville) Squadron has a marksman badge for shooting.
All enrolled cadets at 1188 squadron have been awarded a marksman badge.
The squadron on Forest Road in Coalville has its own range which is used every Wednesday night.
The squadron built its own range in July 2009 following fundraising and a generous donation from the parents of a former cadet, Leon Poxon. Leon was tragically killed in a road accident in the summer of 2009, the range is dedicated to him and one of the shooting trophies is named after him.

There are four levels of marksmen tests for the air rifle:- squadron, wing, regional and Corps. Each level gets progressively harder. Cadets must score 375 points from 400 available to be awarded the corps marksman.

In the photo, the cadets on the front row have been awarded their corps marksman, the middle row have their regional marksman and the cadets on the rear row have either a squadron or wing marksman.

Flt Lt Clive Williams said “I am extremely proud of the cadets and pleased with all the marksman badges on the squadron”.

Flying Officer Rod Dring said “the staff have put in a lot of effort to help the cadets gain their awards and I am grateful to them. The training flight are also working towards their marksmen badges”

Fg Off Harrison RAFVR (T)
Squadron MCO