On the 4th and 5th of May 2013, cadets from 62 Squadron had been given the task of serving as the guards of honour for the Scotland team during the Emirates rugby 7’s. Twelve cadets arrived at Scotstoun stadium early in Saturday morning to rehearse the routine. By the time Scotland's first match arrived, the cadets were ready to carry out their role. Despite the pressure of being watched by thousands of people as well as being on TV, the cadets did a great job as they marched on to the pitch and held up their Scotland flags at either side of the players tunnel. The loud cheers of the fans, the commentary and loud music made it very difficult to hear the command given for the cadets to march back out. However the job was still done professionally and every cadet managed to remain in time with each other and create a good impression on the crowd.
Between games the cadets had the chance to relax, watch the games or have a look around. Also they were given the task of handing out free stuff to the crowd. During the following Scotland games, the cadets continued to execute their roles very professionally and received several compliments throughout the day.
The success of the first day carried on into the Sunday where the cadets did an almost flawless job throughout the day. Sadly the Scotland team did not make the finals, but this at least allowed the cadets to go home a little earlier and relax.
By Cdt Saikat W.