The weekend of April 14th -16th saw 20 cadets from A,B,D and E Companies come together at Strensall Ranges for live firing on the Target Rifle. Much was achieved this weekend with cadets progressing their experience of the Target rifle, with grouping practices at 300m.
CFAV were able to mentor and guide their shooting teams, with a number of us developing coaching skills and learning a lot from the vast experience of fellow adult volunteers. It was my first experience of a County shooting weekend and the passion for shooting from both adults and cadets was great to see. It was really enjoyable being part of such a team effort with everyone playing their part to enable training to take place.
Before shooting commenced, cadets received an introduction to the ranges at Strensall with its unique train track and carts system running from range control across the range complex. They had refreshers on how to hold and aim the Target rifle and its component parts. As well as being on the firing point to shoot, all cadets and adults were part of a detail in the butts, which is of course essential for shooting to be able to take place, and a skill in itself to keep everything running smoothly.