As part of a new Cadets training syllabus instruction on the No8 Rifle is given as part of the 1st Class Course.
As the rifle has a lethal range of over a mile safety is paramount and the cadets are taught by qualified Weapon Instructors over the course of a day and then tested by a separate member of staff holding a Testers Certificate.
Recently training was held over a weekend at the SHQ for our cadets from Recruit Flight 56 and cadets from our neighbouring 2324 (Chigwell) Sqn.
Testing was also carried out with an 80% first time pass rate, and retesting brought the pass rate up to 100%. Many of our cadets have now been live firing on the rifle and are working towards their first Marksman qualification.
The photo shows ICWO Kris Pisano testing Cadet Lamsodis, who passed, and has recently represented the Region in the Corps Athletics in the high jump where he came an impressive 3rd.