Rifle Drill Team

In addition to precision foot drill, the squadron is introducing Rifle Drill.  It has many of the moves as those of the Drill Team with the addition of a drill purpose rifle.  As with foot drill some of the skills you will learn are personal discipline, coordination, and teamwork.


Objective

Improvement and putting into practice the knowledge of all individual and squad rifle drill movements executed by the Air Cadets.

The rifles used are for drill purpose only.  They have been altered so that it can no longer be fired. They are solely for drill purposes, training and teaching.

Preparation and practice of a choreography set routine will be taught  for display at the Annual Ceremonial Review in May.

Description

The team is composed of 7-10 cadets led by a Rifle Drill Team Commander.

Drill is an important part of cadet training. Drill promotes discipline, alertness, precision, pride, steadiness, and the cohesion necessary for success within a group.

From a leadership perspective, drill is an excellent vehicle to help enhance some personal attributes. A senior cadet’s assertiveness, confidence in his/her abilities while speaking in front of a group, and supervisory skills while correcting personnel on their dress and personal drill all benefit from drill instruction.

Requirements

Cadet in level 3 and up, may try out for the Rifle Drill Team.

In addition, candidates must:

  • Be present each week.
  • Give 100% all the time.
  • Possess a correct and positive attitude towards the members of the team.
  • Constantly demonstrate improvement in the execution of their drill.