The Squadron as a Drill Unit
A squadron consists of two or more flights. Only formations necessary for marches, drills, and ceremonies are prescribed in this section. The squadron forms in line with flights in line. When in column formation, the squadron is sized according to height, the tallest individuals to the front and right. The squadron does not execute marchings in line except for minor changes in position.

When changes of formation involve changes of post (for example, the first sergeant), the new post is taken by the most direct route and as soon as possible after the command of execution.


Forming the Squadron in Line

Aligning the Squadron

Inspecting the Squadron

The Squadron in Column

Massing the Squadron When in Column at Close Interval

Changing Direction in Mass Formation

Column of Flights From Squadron Mass Formation

Extended Mass Formation With Flights in Column

Dismissing the Squadron