The first time I went shooting was at 2286 squadron in Coventry,
they had an indoor range that was only 25 metres long. W.O Collins
the head of shooting at 121 wanted us to get familiar with being
on a range before he took us to R.A.F Cosford. When you go to R.A.F
Cosford for shooting, you will be wearing combats instead of the
normal ATC uniform. When you get on the range the staff will tell
you who the R.C.O. (Range Conducting Officer) will be for the day.
The staff choose the 6 cadets who will be shooting first. The rest
of us go to an area outside the range and chill out until it's our
turn to shoot.
Do I enjoy going shooting? I love going shooting because I always
try to get my A.T.C marksman badge, which takes a very long time
to get. To qualify for the A.T.C marksman badge you have to get
five rounds in a grouping the size of a 2 pence piece.