“Western Cape Schools Drill & Marching Festival 2011 at Vygieskraal Stadium in Athlone”
The Western Cape Schools Drill and Marching Festival was held at Vygieskraal Stadium, Johnson Road, Rylands, Athlone on Saturday, 15 October 2011. It was attended by learners from numerous schools in the Western Cape, who, judging from their enthusiastic cheering and singing, were very excited to be attending this event. It had been organised by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in close cooperation with Mr Saeed Ruiters, the President of the Western Province Schools Marching Drill and Exhibition Association (WP SMDEA).
The opening ceremony began at 09h00 sharp with a performance by the SA Army Band Cape Town and the Pipes and Drums of Cape Field Artillery – two of the star performers in the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2010. They were joined by the St Joseph Worker Church Lads and Girls Brigade and the soldiers and dogs of 505 Squadron from Air Force Base Ysterplaat.
Published in the Reserve Force Volunteer of Summer 2012.