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Cadet Corps holds ‘Drill Off’ Competition

Staff Sgt. Shavique Barzey receiving the Trophy for the Junior Squad from Deputy Chairman of the VICC Board, Ms. Drusilla Fahie. Photo: VICC
Staff Sgt. Jillian Charles receiving the Trophy for the Senior Squad from Deputy Chairman of the VICC Board, Ms. Drusilla Fahie. Photo: VICC
Staff Sgt. Jillian Charles receiving the Trophy for the Senior Squad from Deputy Chairman of the VICC Board, Ms. Drusilla Fahie. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate. Photo: VICC
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An Annual Inter-Organizational ‘Drill Off’ Competition was held among members the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the BVI Fire & Rescue Department, Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) and members of the Virgin Islands Cadet Corps (VICC) last Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Caribbean Cellars Parking Lot in Lower Estate.

The cadets were eager and awaiting competition as they had two squads which would be taking part. A Junior Squad which consists of Privates and a Senior Squad which consists of Lance Corporals and Corporals. In charge of the Junior Squad was Staff Sgt. Shavique Barzey and the Senior Squad was led by Staff Sgt. Jillian Charles.

The competition was arranged in two levels. The Junior Squad was scheduled to compete against the squads from the BVI Fire & Rescue and H.M. Prison (un-armed units) while the Senior Squad was to come up against the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (both armed-units).

However, while teams from H.M. Prison and the RVIPF were no shows, the competition continued in their absence.

The VICC’s Junior Squad emerged victorious against the BVI Fire & Rescue as they thrilled the supporting audience who clapped and cheered on the performance. 

Despite no competitor to go up against, the Senior Squad gave an outstanding performance in compulsory drill and a thrilling performance for their precision drill.   

It should be noted that a precision drill is one where no orders are called and timing of the moves is what makes the drill look outstanding.  At one point during the precision drill, one of the Lance Corporals was blindfolded and performed spinning twirls with her rifle.

The Senior Squad took home the award with a total of 406.5 points out of a possible 500 and the Junior Squad won the BVI Fire & Rescue Squad with a total 330.5 points over Fire’s 250.8.

In attendance, among others, were Hon. Myron V. Walywn, Minister for Education and Culture, Mr. Melvin Mitch Turnbull, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Cadet Board as well as the Deputy Chair of the Board Ms. Drusilla Fahie.

In the end, the judges gave each team tips on how to improve for next year’s competition and the trophies were presented to the winning teams by Ms Fahie.

Team Leaders Points out of a possible score of 50 were:

Fire Officer Jason Dunkley 28.2

Sgt. Shavique Barzey 41.5

Sgt. Jillian Charles 46.5

Judges were:

Retired Chief Inspector, Mr. Butch Romney

Superintendent of Prison, Mr. David Foot

Superintendent St. Clair Amory, RVIPF

Ag. Chief Inspector Marlon Charles

Assistant Superintendent of Prison, Mr. Royston L. Percival Sr.

and Chief Judge Sgt. Major Eric Thompson.

The Commandant, Officers, other members of the Corps and Cadets thanked all who played a part in the Annual Inter-Organizational Drill Off Competition and expressed gratitude for their continued support.   

Special thanks were also extended to the Management and Staff of Caribbean Cellars for the use of their grounds.  

10 Responses to “Cadet Corps holds ‘Drill Off’ Competition”

  • B (03/04/2014, 09:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job Cadets!!!
  • yes (03/04/2014, 10:18) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    the police was the better
    • huh (03/04/2014, 12:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You have to be blind or something, what police? They were suppose to compete and didn't. I was right there when one came & saw the Cadets in action mr kindly commented, spun around and left!! Got to be they wasn't ready so they didn't show up or maybe SCARED lol. Only fire dept competed against Cadets and didn't perform as they should've hence why they received the lowest scores & didn't place. It was a clear win for the Cadets in their drills. The crowd turnout was very low & I was hoping to see more ppl but nonetheless who were there enjoyed themselves I know I did. Congrats team Cadet, you all did well. Keep practicing & work on the areas where you all had slightly low grades on.
    • Luvs (03/04/2014, 19:33) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Which Police? Them was a no show and even if they had show up, no way would they perform better than the Cadets. The police are not together. Big up Cadets you all performed well!
  • Very good (03/04/2014, 10:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was able to watch on from a distance. I support any positive initiatives by the youths that help to uplift them. Congrats to all responsible and please keep up the good work that you do with our young people.
  • DON Q (03/04/2014, 11:09) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    he and he cheap shades
  • for real (03/04/2014, 12:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Check my girl bryanna aka tato lol good job!
  • g force (03/04/2014, 23:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    LOVE the show....good perfromance by all
  • Pablo (04/04/2014, 12:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please Mr minister recommend a few of these cadets to the commissioner of police for training in Barbados and subsequent entry into the police force.
  • JYD (05/04/2014, 13:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulation on all that had preform on that day and for those who had a no show we welcome you next year. and who ever did the training for the cadets the police fire and prison better get them to train them for the Queens Birthday as we don't want the cadets out do them in foot and weapon drill. on another taught can we get some more teachers and parents to get involve in the cadet movement and help the few who trying to make there children a better person and with some discipline in which is not given at home.so come out and HELP the youth of this Nation BVI.


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