My shooting man has said nothing about new rifles.
Unless there is some serious digit extraction we’ll end up with a hiatus in shooting while staff get qualified to instruct on, test and conduct ranges and then cadets trained and tested.
We need a two year overlap of the new and old to ensure that everyone has had a chance to do all the admin.
Why fold the rearsight? What has that got to do with anything?
As for WHTs we didn’t need them (or more than an hour to instruct the N°8 and 303) when I was a cadet and later old style RCO and I can see no rational reason as to why we need them now and then 6 monthly re-tests. Obviously there are people in the corps with more time on their hands than they know what to do with. I’ve had cadets not pass a WHT for things completely unrelated to their safety with the weapon. They may have been unlucky and got someone who needs more roughage in their diet.