RCAF are inspected at Wellington Barracks.
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Royal Canadian Air Force Passes British Army's Drill Test

The personnel have passed inspection at London's Wellington Barracks, meaning they have been given the green light to start guarding some of...

RCAF are inspected at Wellington Barracks.

The Royal Canadian Air Force has sent a contingent to the UK to perform public duties for Her Majesty The Queen.

The personnel have now passed inspection at London's Wellington Barracks, meaning they have been given the green light to start guarding some of Britain's best known landmarks.

RCAF personnel were required to demonstrate their ability to conduct the complex parade format flawlessly in front of officers from the Household Division.

The 120-strong contingent will become the first in the RCAF's 94-year history to perform public duties in the UK. 

RCAF Major Dave Meister said: "We passed... It was an incredible moment, you could feel the excitement in the air from the people that were part of the parade and they are just so proud to be representing Canada."

One of those assessing the RCAF contingent was Irish Guards Colour Sergeant Alistair Wigley, he said: "They achieved very, very high standards and it was commented on by the Brigade Major and the Garrison Sergeant Major for their hard work and everything they've put into it."

RCAF are inspected at Wellington Barracks.
RCAF are inspected at Wellington Barracks.

In Canada, the RCAF contingent conducted six weeks of training to prepare themselves for the inspection, going through some "rigorous drill training", according to Master Warrant Officer Dipen Mistry who was born in the UK.

As part of the drill training, there was even a special clinic to ensure voice boxes remain in top condition.

The RCAF will undertake UK Public Duties from Monday until 15 July.

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