Precision Drill Team

The Australian Defence Force Academy Precision Drill Team was formed to perform the precise rifle drill that has become its trademark.

The dazzling and highly disciplined performances are a showmanship of military skill and weapons proficiency learnt at the Academy.

The Precision Drill Team performs at a range of events throughout the year. In 2006 the Team performed at the ADFA Open Day, the University Of New South Wales (Kensington) Open Day, the Temora Air Show, a Private Military Wedding and the annual United States Marine Ball. In past years the team has performed at several other important events including;

  • Floriade Festival
  • Olympic Torch ceremony (Canberra)
  • Brisbane Festival
  • Sydney International Military Tattoo
  • Air Force Week (Darling Harbour)
  • Australian War memorial Open Day
  • Victory in the Pacific Day (60th Anniversary)

The team has the opportunity to travel around the country and perform precision routines to members of the public and ADF.

The team is composed completely of Midshipmen and Officer Cadets (cadets). Positions of leadership within the team includes a Cadet in Charge, a Second in Command, Operations Officer, Public Relations Member, Equipment Manager and Social Member. There is also a member of staff in the position of Supervising Officer, who assists with the administration and coordination of the team. The team is a completely voluntary organisation and as such all training is conducted in cadets' own time.

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