Drill and discipline is one of the main principles that separates the air cadet organisation from other youth organisations such as the scouts, as it is the main way in which military values and discpline is instilled. Drill is the practice of moving as a squad or unit in a smart, military and uniform mannor, and is carried out on all parades as a basic and essential way of moving. Drill involes both static components; turning, standing at attention & ease, and also dynamic components; such as marching. What is drill for? Drill is not only used in general parades and for keeping order and discipline, but is also judged in an annual competition at a wing wide event known as wing field day. At wing field day 29 squadrons from accross the south & east midlands compete in drill squads of twelve in order to see who has the highest standard of drill & dress. Drill is also highly interlinked with the rank structure of the ATC, as higher ranks will command flights and give orders to a drill squad. Being competent in drill and being able to take a drill squad is crucial to any cadet NCO's career.