Drill and Discipline

The Air Training Corps (ATC), as a military youth organisation, sets itself and its members very high standards, including dress and behaviour. The ATC encourages teamwork and well disciplined cadets among many things.

Drill (marching) is a vital part of encouraging teamwork. When a group of twenty cadets walk on to a drill square they are all individuals, but as soon as a session of drill begins the cadets become a team following the orders given by one person. Instead of twenty individual feet hitting the ground, there is only one bang this is result of practise and teamwork.

Drill is also used to move cadets from one place to another in a smart orderly fashion. This shows civilians and members of the forces just how well disciplined the cadets of the Air Training Corps are.

All cadets will be required to agree to the Cadet Code of conduct on joining.