1406 Stamford Squadron

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Adult staff get Skill at Arms Instruction

SAAcourse Jan 2015Adult staff from varying squadrons in the wing recently completed a two day “skill at arms” instruction course with the new cadet L98A2 weapon.

Although the course was using the drill purpose version of the rifle, the training and final test was given as if using the real weapon so to ensure that the adults are completely safe handling the rifle during drills.

1406 Sqn was represented by CI Jon Hilton, pictured at the rear following successfully passing the end of course test. It is hoped that many of the course participants can now go on to do other ATC courses to increase the number of staff available to help with range practices, teaching safe weapon handling skills at squadron level, and coaching for shooting at long range target competitions.

Quote “Although hard work the course was fun and I hope that I can get on other courses soon; target shooting is an important experience for cadets, one I have fond memories of when I was a cadet.”