What's the point of drill and parade? You may think it doesn't have much to do with
things like adventurous training, or leadership. That's not the case at all! It shows
how disciplined and organised you can be as an individual, remembering instructions
and carrying them out accurately. More importantly, it shows your ability to work
in a team and is a way of displaying the high standards of dress and behaviour which
air cadets are renowned for.
As a cadet you'll participate in various forms of drill, such as:
Basic Drill (both quick & slow time)
With a few years experience, and if you've attained a Non-Commissioned Officer rank,
you could pass on your knowledge and experience to other cadets, instructing them
on how to participate in a drill squad, taking charge of a drill squad yourself,
or even playing a major part in ceremonial drill. Being a Standard Bearer at a Remembrance
Day parade is a real moment of pride and achievement for a cadet.