151 TROOP WEEKLY DIARY – WEEK 11
This week started with an early morning as we got our kit together ready to move to Straight Point ranges in Exmouth. We arrived at the range to learn new techniques to improve our shooting at up to 400 metres distance away from the targets. The first shoot was at 100m so we could zero our weapons. This meant that our sights would line up and our shots would be accurate. Once we had done this we moved on to the different fire positions which were the prone, standing, inside the fire-trench, kneeling and the sitting position. The aim of the shoot was to get the best grouping, we conducted this up to 300 metres. The third day saw us move to the electronic target range (ETR). Here targets would pop up between 50m and 100m. We also took part in a night shoot at 50 metres which we all had to pass. Friday was the last day of shooting before the test which would be next week. We worked out our correct points of aim so that the rounds would have the best chance of hitting the target at the various ranges. At the end of the day we cleaned up the ranges and headed back to Lympstone.