Roll Call: SA Army School of Infantry Precision Drill Squad

Programme Notes: CTMT 2015

“The Precision Drill Squad of the SA Army School of Infantry was established in August 2012, under drill master Staff Sergeant K Rank, who is assisted by drill instructors Lance Corporals N Buzwa and Z Meki.

The 24 riflemen in the squad perform a unique precision drill, using R4 assault rifles, all done without any verbal commands: instead, the beat of the drum gives the commands for each specific movement.

The squad performs in a highly disciplined manner, demonstrating high levels of fitness and concentration in order to execute a series of sharp and precise drill movements, such as rifle spins and tosses.

The Precision Drill Squad can be used for both field and stage performances. The squad has performed at the following events: the Chief of the Army Gala Evening and the Armed Forces Day of the SANDF, as well as at the Rand Easter Show in Johannesburg, the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival in Oudtshoorn, and the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. It has also impressed spectators at Youth Day celebrations and parades.” (CTMT 2015)