As a cadet with 1289 Squadron, you will be able to try your hand at shooting. 

We fire a variety of rifles: 

  • No.8 Bolt Action 


  • L98A2 Cadet GP Rifle (Age 14+ subject to cadet strength)


  • L81A2 Cadet Target Rifle
  • Air Rifle 

With all weapons, you will start your training with 'Dry Training'. You will learn about the weapon in detail, how to handle it safely and how to clean it. At the end of that you will take a Weapon Handling Test (WHT). If you pass, you will be signed off as certified to shoot! 

You will be able to participate in a variety of shoots, from general practice to Squadron, Wing, Region and Corps competitions. There are Marksman badges available for each level of shoot. 

All of our shoots are managed by highly qualified Range Conducting Officers (RCOs) and are supervised very closely by teams of staff.