126 (City of Derby) Squadron, RAF Air Cadets Drill Display Team, were privileged to be invited to display their drill skills at RAF Cranwell in front some of the top officers from the RAF Air Cadets and senior representatives from the RAF, Army, Navy and other VIP guests.
The members of the Display Team, whose ages range 13 to 17years, accompanied by Cadet Warrant Officer George Endsor, performed faultlessly in what must have been a highly nerve racking arena not only being under the critical gaze of their Squadron Commander and Drill Sergeant but also the “top brass” and VIPs
Having been chosen over the Royal Air Force’s Queen,s Colour Squadron to perform this prestigious event, 126 (City of Derby) Squadron knew that it was possibly the most important display they were to attempt in their recent history. They accomplished it style with faultless accuracy, perfect timing and complete dedication.
Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty stated; “Derby Squadron nailed it for the Air Officer Commanding’s pre-dinner continuity drill display and sunset ceremony. Supported by cadet musicians. So proud!!”
In addition, Mr Andy Palmer; President and CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd, a VIP guest said; “It was a privilege to watch the Sunset ceremony performed by the Air Cadets from 126 (City of Derby)”.