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Army cadets from Western Isles Company, Army Cadet Force (ACF) travelled to Fort George ranges last weekend (17-19 May) to join 1st Battalion the Highlanders ACF as they all completed full bore shooting proficiency tests.

The tests were the focal point of ‘skill at arms’ training, delivered as part of the core syllabus within the ACF.

After detachment training over the winter months, using the cadet general purpose rifle, cadets are required to pass grouping practices.

The skill at arms training is delivered by qualified adult volunteers authorised to train with weapons including air rifles, cadet small bore target rifles and the full bore cadet general purpose rifle.

After what was described as ‘a satisfying and productive day’ on the Fort George ranges, with many achieving excellent scores, all the cadets enjoyed a visit to the Highlanders’ Regimental Museum and a tour of Fort George.

Throughout the weekend they stayed on the Fort George training area, living under field conditions and eating operational ration packs.

The pictures show the cadet group ahead of their tour of Fort George, and on the ranges (Western Isles Company 1 Highlanders ACF).