Wing Section Drill

This competition is primarily for Squadrons who do not have enough members to compete in Squadron Section Drill in their own right. Sections taking part in this competition must be composed of at least two squadrons. Squadrons should be from the same Wing. Where this is not feasible, squadrons may combine with any other squadron from the same Group.

Squadrons who have competed in Squadron Section Drill are not permitted to enter Wing Section Drill.

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.

Where an entry from a Wing has been made, only one entry per Wing is allowed.

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.

Wing Section Drill Diagram

The following describes the orders and diagram to be used for the Wing Section Drill Competition. This information is in line with of 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