DrillThe purpose of drill is to enable a commander or non-commissioned officer to move his unit from one place to another in an orderly manner; to aid in disciplinary training by instilling habits of precision and response to the leader’s orders;and to provide for the development and in the practice of commanding troops.
The Canadian Cadet Organization consists of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, Royal Canadian Army Cadets and Royal Canadian Air Cadets. All three branches of the organization have drill competitions throughout the year. Some of these competitions are hosted by the Regional Cadet Support Units
Drill is an essential part of being in Cadets. Drill connects Cadets to each other on a professional basis, where we work as one unit. It involves such strong bonds between each individual, that no matter what rank you are, mutual respect and equality is distributed among the Cadets.
The Drill team at 195 RCSCC Bicknell is a very strong group of 16 members who train and create routines for their Annual Zone Competition each year. Of the 16 members, one is chosen to be the Drill Team Commander, who will command the division throughout their routines on the day of competition. Within the other fifteen members of the team, 6 must be junior Cadets 14 years old and younger.
At the Drill Team Competition, Air, Army, and Sea Cadets are marked based on three components: our dress, compulsary, and precision routine. Uniforms are marked at the very beginning of the competition. Thereafter, each squadron, fleet, or corps is arranged into performance times. Each performance is 15 minutes long, including a compulsary and precision routine. The compulsary routine is a series of commands that the chosen Drill Team Commander will memorize for the day of. The precision routine is completely creative and silent. Within each team, a series of movements is performed to create, shape, and 'wow' the inspectors with illusions and formations. The Drill Team Commander does not order anything during this routine, and each member is required to memorize each movement. In the end, it is very similar to a choreographed dance routine.