On Saturday 7th July, 16 Cadets from 126 (City of Derby) Squadron were invited to the Buxton Military Tattoo for the third year to perform their Rifle Drill Continuity Display.
In the thrilling surroundings of the Buxton Dome, the rifle drill team, led by Cadet Flight Sergeant Harry Hampson, performed a 6 minute routine to high octane modern music. The routine incorporated many complex movements and required split second precision by all involved.
The crowd inside the Buxton Dome were silent as they watched the cadets take each step with precision and skill. However, as the music ended, the crowds stood up to give the cadets the biggest applause of the show.
Cadet Flight Sergeant Harry Hampson said, “We really enjoy performing our continuity drill display. We have been perfecting the routine for 3 months and I think all of our efforts paid off. The audience seemed to thoroughly appreciate our eye-catching display.”
The team were trained this year by Flying Officer Stephanie Marshall and Adult Sergeant Elodie Marsh. Stephanie and Elodie were surrounded by well-wishers during the show’s interval, all saying what a marvellous display the cadets had put on. The rave reviews continued in the Buxton Fringe Tattoo review. The Fringe reporters said the drill display had “immaculate timing and discipline”.
The Cadets were photographed after the performance with their Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader Ian Marshall MBE.