1188 Squadron is deeply involed in cadet air rifle shooting given that we have out own indoor range situated in the central hall of our squadron building. Here we shoot air rifles on a 5 metre range every wednesday between 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Shooting is carried out by qualified range officers that belong to the squadron, allowing two cadets to shoot two targets simultaneously. Each night cadets will often get the chance to shoot multiple times depending on how many cadets are down on the range. What does shooting work towards? In the air cadets, shooting skill is rewarded with a series of shooting badges, which range from squadron, wing, regional and corps marksman (shown above left to right), all of which increase in difficulty to acheive; with corps being the hardest to acheive. These shooting badges are then displayed on the cadet's brassard. If cadets become even more profficient at shooting, they may be able to enter a cadet nationwide competition known as the cadet 100; which, if the cadet is successful, rewards the reveered cadet hundred award and badge. Do you shoot other types of rifles too? As a cadet you will have the oppourtunity to shoot the air rifle as mentioned, .22 rifles, the 5.56mm L98A Cadet Rifle, and also the very powerful 7.62mm L81 rifle. Obviously, in order to shoot larger rifles you must have firstly shot and be comforatble with rifles of lower callibers. As our squadron is only able to facilitate air rifle shooting, larger caliber rifle shooting is available at other squadrons and also most camps. Cadets must also pass a weapons handling test for each rifle before they shoot them to ensure their own and others safety.