Flag Party Drill

Flag DrillAll squadrons may compete in Flag Party 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.

Where squadrons do not have sufficient numbers to compete in their own right, they may combine with up to two other squadrons from their Group. Squadrons who combine are not allowed to field members in any other competing Flag Party.

Complement Requirements:

Total Number:       7 (including NCO in charge). Flag Parties must have the full complement for a Flag Party with 3 flags and 3 escorts.

NCO in Charge:      Highest rank permissible is Sergeant, EXCEPT where there is a Squadron Sergeant in the squadron/s but no Sergeants in attendance, the Squadron Sergeant is permitted to take the flight. See exception for Warrant Officers.

Bearers:                3. Highest permissible rank is Corporal. No bearer may out rank the NCO in charge. See exception for Warrant Officers.

Escorts:                 3. Highest permissible rank is Leading Cadet. No escort may outrank a bearer or 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.

Flag Party Drill Diagram

The following describes the orders and diagram to be used for the Flag Drill Competition. This information is in line with of the Australian Air League Manual, Section 13.

Link to Printable Diagram Page: Flag Drill Diagram 8.

Fall in Orders

  1. Flag Party Prepare to Fall In
  2. Flag Party, Bearers, Fall In
  3. Flag Party, Escorts on the Bearers, Fall In
  4. Bearers, Slope Flags
  5. Flag Party, Right Dress
  6. No. #, Move forward/Move to the rear, Steady
  7. Bearers Steady
  8. No. #, Move forward/Move to the rear, Steady
  9. Escorts Steady
  10. Flag Party Steady
  11. Flag Party, Eyes Front
  12. Bearers, Order Flags
  13. Flag Party, Stand at Ease
  14. Flag Party Attention
  15. Bearers, Carry Flags
  16. Bearers, Slope Flags

Diagram 8 Orders

  • A  Flag Party Slope Flags
  • A  Flag Party, By the Left, Quick March
  • B  Flag Party, Carry Flags
  • C  Flag Party, Change direction Left, Left Wheel
  • D  Flag Party, Change direction Left, Left Wheel
  • E  Flag Party, Slope Flags
  • F  Flag Party, Change direction Left, Left Wheel
  • G  Flag Party, Halt
  • G  Flag Party, Royal Salute
  • G  Flag Party, Carry Flags
  • G  Flag Party, Order Flags

Diagram 8 – Flag Party

Note: not to scale