Dunstable Colour Party competed in the National Drill and Piping competition at HMS Raleigh on 29th April 2017. Unfortunately this time the competition proved too strong, but we did pick up 4th place in the country.
It has been a long road from when we started on 24th August 2016. It started as a opportunity to try something different and along the way has developed teamwork and commitment. The team, both cadets and staff, have dedicated many hours over the past 8 months as we reached the pinnacle of the National competition.
For some, it was the last opportunity to reach a National competition as a cadet, for others, the first, with the potential for future attempts.
Along the way, we have generated a bit of a buzz in the unit. Yes, its been hard work, but worth every minute.
It was the first time in over 23 years that the unit had competed in a competition at national level.
I hope everyone has enjoyed the experience and gained some great memories along the way, I know I have. It has been a great achievement in your first year as a colour party.
So once again, extremely well done, from a very proud 1st Lieutenant.