Drill Sequence 2019


Has this years Corps Drill Sequence been realeased yet?


Nope. Ive asked the Corps Drill WO for an update.


Can you give me a buzz when you receive it?


I don’t understand why we have to have drill sequence that keeps changing.
Is it for select SNCOs to justify their positions?


Really? Because we have explained it to you before.
I am guessing you won’t be involved in the competition anyway, so don’t worry your petty little head about it.


The cadets are, not me personally.
Try and rationalise it all you like, but changing it for the sake of changing is a pointless process and adds nothing.


I think it keeps it fresh and in a way minimises the chance of the same Sqn winning year on year


This does not surprise me.


Keeps it fresh and also it introduces some different movements which are otherwise often overlooked.
Previously it’s introduced Left Form; Last year it introduced the concept of “Squad will advance/retire” and simulated a march past in line. These scenarios which few staff and even fewer cadets would ever normally be exposed to can then be built upon and put to use in actual parades.


There’s also the chance that you could potentially compete in 6 or 7 consecutive years. It levels the field slightly for Squadrons entering the first time while keeping it interesting for those returning every year.


for the same reason a quiz doesn’t have the same questions each time.

be that a pub quiz, University Challenge or Mastermind, the questions are different…

…if it were the same there would only be reason to know the same dozen moves for the lifetime of a Cadet


It also promotes that squadrons teach Drill to it’s full potential, instead of our organisation just ignoring areas we couldn’t be bothered with, means that even the most experienced cadet and CFAVs still have things to learn.

Personally this idea is much better as it means that squadrons arnt just teaching the sequence as that’s all the drill they need to do, which when I was cadet was true we didn’t get to learn anything outside of the sequance.