Drill is one of the main traits that's derived from the Royal Air Force. It is considered an efficient way to move large groups of people in a structured way.

Above and beyond that, it is a display of team work and discipline. Our squadrons take part in drill competitions between each other, and other squadrons throughout the United Kingdom.

Drill in the Air Cadets

Drill is a great team building tool and encourages cadets to work as one. It’s practiced on every parade night, namely during initial and final parades.

It consists of performing manoeuvres while marching in a group, such as about turns and halts. The aim is to be precise and in time with each other.


As with many other cadet opportunities, squadrons can take part in drill competitions. These see groups of cadets following the same drill sequence and being marked on it.