Squadron Section Drill

All Squadrons may compete in Section Drill provided they have the correct complement.

All members competing must be under the age of 19 as at 23 September 2018. Members who are 18 years old must carry the rank of Warrant Officer. Members under the age of 18 must be an NCO or cadet.

All members in the Section must be from the same squadron.

Only one entry per Squadron is allowed.

This competition is open to Squadrons only.

Complement Requirements:

Total Number:       6 including NCO in charge. Sections must have the full complement of 6 otherwise they are deemed to be non-competitive.

NCO in Charge:      Highest Rank permissible is Corporal. See exception for Warrant Officers.

Section Members:   Must have 5 Cadets or Leading Cadets and no Corporals in the section. If Leading Cadets are present in the section, a Leading Cadet must be the marker. No section member can out rank the NCO in charge. See exception for Warrant Officers.

Warrant Officers     Members aged 18 as at 23 September 2018 may compete in any position provided they are carrying the rank of Warrant Officer and in cadet/NCO uniform with Warrant Officer epaulettes. No other Warrant Officers may compete.

Section Drill Diagram

The following describes the orders and diagram to be used for Section Drill Competitions (Squadron, Junior, Wing and Officer Competitions). This information is in line with the Australian Air League Manual, Section 12.

Link to Printable Diagram Page: Section Drill Diagram 8

Fall in Orders

  1. Section, On Parade
  2. Marker, Fall In
  3. Marker, Stand at Ease
  4. Section, Fall In
  5. Section, Attention
  6. Section, Number
  7. Section, Right Dress
  8. No. ##, Move forward/Move to the rear, Steady
  9. Section, Steady
  10. Section, Eyes Front

Diagram 8 Orders

  • A  Section, Slow March
  • B  Section, Into Quick Time, Quick March
  • C  Section, Change Direction Left, Left Wheel
  • D  Section, Change Direction Left, Left Wheel
  • E  Section, Incline to the Left, Left Incline
  • F  Section, Incline to the Right, Right Incline
  • G  Section, Change Direction Left, Left Wheel
  • H  Section, Halt

Diagram 8 – Section

Note: not to scale