Saturday April 2nd, 2016, was the day the Lower Mainland Drill Team Competition was held at Sherman Armouries, home to 655 Richmond Squadron. With a wonderfully prepared parade square, excited spectators, and lively judges, the day marked a total of eight month's work, finally coming to fruition. The competition officially began with an inspection held by the officer judges to gauge the level of our team's dress. Impressively, we received a 90% mark. Afterwards, the team waited in anticipation for our opportunity to perform. In these moments, we practiced the full routine, which consists of the Compulsory and Precision drill routines. The compulsory routine is 10 minutes of fundamental drill, while the precision routine is a five minute memorized performance. Both routines were crafted by the hard work and time of the cadets involved.
-WO2 Paul Opeda