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Brac's Cadet Corps wins Drill Competition

Published on Sunday, January 31, 2010 Email To Friend    Print Version

The Cayman Brac Detachment of the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps during the Foot Drill Competition at the Cayman Brac High School

From left to right: Corporal Andrea Simmons, Major Ricardo Henry, Lieutenant Alphonso Gale and Sergeant Major Ian Miller during the Commissioned Officers (NCO) meeting at the Cayman Brac High School.

By Simone Tatum

Foot Drill Competitions--salute, left turn, right turn, about turn, halt, quick march, slow march, slow time, quick time-a host of mandatory drill movements were performed by the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps (CICC) in November.

The Cayman Brac Detachment, demonstrating their skills and their overall appearance to the Inspecting Officer and the judges, won the Cayman Islands Foot Drill Competition. The Cadet Corps contest was decided among the South Sound Detachment, First Georgetown Detachment, the Marine Detachment and the Cayman Brac Detachment.

Cayman Brac's Cadet Corps earned more than 100 points more than its closest rival, the South Sound Detachment.

"The purpose of our exercises and local competitions is to get the detachments ready and in tune for international competitions," said Sergeant Major Ian Miller, Training Officer for Cayman Brac. "This event was a great opportunity for the contestants to gain a wide knowledge about the competition routines and may eventually open the doors for the opportunity to travel overseas to compete on a higher level."

Cayman Brac's Cadet Corps held a Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) meeting at the Cayman Brac High School last weekend, during which the recent promotions of Training Officer Major Ricardo Henry (promoted from Captain to Major) and Lieutenant Alphonso Gayle, who previously held the rank 2nd Lieutenant, were announced.

The Cayman Brac Detachment of the CICC can show their skills again at the upcoming Rifle Drill on 19 and 20 March in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. The next CICC Foot Drill Competition, with the code name "Commandant Star," will be hosted by the Cadet Corps headquarters in Grand Cayman in June 2010.

One of the objectives of the CICC drill competitions is to promote respect and courtesy for the National Colors of the Cayman Islands and the Cadet Corps, said Sergeant Major Ian Miller, and that drill competitions promote team work and cohesiveness, as evidenced by the Cayman Brac Detachment's performance in competition.

Another objective of CICC is to promote "perfection in the art of competition" and to have rules and regulations similar to the rules of all other military organizations and associations throughout the Caribbean and other countries, according to Sgt Miller.

For more information about the Cadet Corps in Cayman Brac go to or contact Training Officer Major Ricardo Henry at 946-9810 or 938-8821 or Training Officer Sergeant Major Ian Miller and Cayman Brac Cadet Corps Executive Officer Lea Scott at 938-8824.
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