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Derby Cadets Put On Precision Display

Article posted: Aug 11, 2011 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

On Friday 22nd July, 16 Cadets from 126 (City of Derby) Squadron were invited to RAF Wittering to perform their Rifle Drill Continuity Display.

The Cadets were asked to perform their routine at the RAF Wittering Families Day. The Cadets had not performed their breathtaking display at Wittering since 2008 so their spectacle was eagerly awaited.

The rifle drill team, led by Cadet Flight Sergeant Joshua Bray, performed a 6 minute routine to high octane modern music. The routine incorporates many complex movements and requires split second precision by all involved.

As the display team were finishing their routine, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight performed a fly past. Cadet Bethan Linscott said, “It was an honour to perform at the Families Day. We were just finishing our routine when the Memorial Flight went over – it sent shivers down my spine.”

At the end of the display there was a loud round of applause from the visitors who were thrilled to see the Cadets put on such a difficult and precise routine.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Bray 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 continuity display.”

The rifle drill continuity team also performed recently at the Buxton Military Tattoo, receiving rave reviews. They are now working on a new routine for their performances later in the year which include the Derby squadron’s Open Day and Military Tattoo.