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Biathlon and Marksmanship

Marksmanship and knowledge of safety on the range is crucial in cadets.  Cadets learn about the safety and maintenance of the air rifle and develop physical and mental skills necessary to compete in zone, provincial and national competitions. 
12 Edmonton RCACS is proud of its history of achievements in biathlon and marksmanship - cadets have competed at the national level. All cadets are encouraged to participate throughout the year.

Biathlon

Biathlon is the combination of cross country skiing (or running weather permitting) and marksmanship. At the LHQ and regional competition level cadets shoot a .177 Daisy Air Rifle, at the provincial and national level cadets shoot .22 biathlon rifles. Biathlon combines endurance and precision into one sport. Cadets from Sea, Army and Air have the opportunity to participate. Cadets from 12 Edmonton RCACS can train throughout the year and are not required to compete if they do not wish to. Cadets that participate in competitions receive a pin that is placed on the breast-pocket of the tunic depicting the level of competition (bronze, silver, gold).

Zone I Competition: Cadets compete at the LHQ to qualify members for the biathlon team.
Zone II Competition (Zone): Cadets compete against Edmonton Area corps/squadrons - usually in October.
Zone III Competition (Provincial): Cadets compete for all of Alberta in Canmore, AB - usually in February.
Zone IV Competition (National): Cadets compete for Canada, the location of the competition changes annually.

Marksmanship

Marksmanship (range) provides cadets with the opportunity to learn basic marksmanship and range safety. During regular training cadets are required to take classes on rifle and range safety, this knowledge is expanded upon during marksmanship training.
Range Nights are held throughout the year during the evenings and weekends.
Cadets can qualify for proficiency badges during qualification shoots, these badges are sewn onto the sleeves of the tunics. Cadets participating in the Marksmanship competitions receive a pin that is placed on the breast-pocket of the tunic depicting the level of competition (bronze, silver, gold).

Zone I Competition: Cadets compete at the LHQ to qualify members for the marksman team.
Zone II Competition (Zone): Cadets compete against Edmonton Area corps/squadrons.
Zone III Competition (Provincial): Cadets compete for all of Alberta.
Zone IV Competition (National): Cadets compete for Canada, the location of the competition changes annually.





Marksman
First Class Marksman
Expert Marksman
Distinguished Marksman

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