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May 18th 2015

Derby Air Cadets Drill Team perform at RAF Wittering

The 126 (City of Derby) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) Rifle Drill Display Team have performed at RAF Wittering’s dining out event for the Station Commander.

The event, which took place on the evening of Thursday 14 May 2015, also saw the Cadets perform to an audience of high-ranking RAF and Army Officers.

The 16 members of the Drill Team shared centre stage with the Military Wives Choir and the Band of the RAF Wyton and after having performed, the Cadets presented arms to the Station Commander at the Sunset Ceremony.

After the performance the Station Commander and Station Warrant Officer chatted to the Cadets and congratulated them on their hard work and excellent performance. The Station Commander commented it was the best drill performance he had seen in a long time.

Cadet Warrant Officer Amber Short, team captain, said:  “We had to spend every parade night perfecting our routine. The hard work and determination of the team us unparalleled – it was a real adrenalin rush to perform in front of so many people.”

Squadron Leader Ian Marshall, Officer Commanding 126 Squadron said: “It is important to continue to promote the Air Cadet Organisation in as many different ways as possible. The rifle drill team is a unique asset for the Air Cadet Organisation.”

“It is important to continue to promote the Air Cadet Organisation in as many different ways as possible. The rifle drill team is a unique asset for the Air Cadet Organisation.”