Last communication on shooting for a while. Here continues my internetification of my Form 3822 Record Of Service book.
The L98A1 Cadet rifle was introduced towards the end of the 1980s as a replacement for the SLR after the British military moved to using the SA80 rifle. I passed my training programme on 31 March 1989. My shooting record is as follows:
- 31 March 1989 – 15 rounds
- 16 August 1989 – 50 rounds [RAF Marksman achieved]
- ? December 1989 – ? rounds
- 17 March 1990 – ? rounds [RAF Marksman achieved]
Just reading the last entry I can vaguely remember being on a coach travelling to wherever the shooting was and celebrating my 18th birthday. I can remember cake and Alan buying me some suspenders. It was sunny. That is pretty much the sum of my memories of that day!
While at RAF Brize Norton camp I had 20 rounds on the L98A2 Cadet Rifle. I managed to get a pretty good grouping, considering I hadn’t shot a live gun in over 20 years.