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Subject: Re: Norwegian Royal Guard Date: 2/27/2013 10:18 AM
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If you enjoyed The Norwegian Royal Guard video, try Googling Pennsylvania Military College Q-5 Drill Team. Then watch the brief video excerpt from 1965 (the only video that exists to my knowledge)of one of their trick drill shows.

During the approximately 20 years that Q-5 in existence (Pennsylvania Military College was the nation's second oldest military college until The Corps was disbanded in 1972 and the institution became Widener University), this team was the United States National Champion drill team virtually every year. They were, literally, unbeatable, unmatched and were a legend.

They performed a trick drill routine with M-1 rifles silently to an amazing cadence of approximately 240 steps (4 steps a second)a minute.

The basic drill team of Q-5 was mind-boggling as well. I recall them scoring 1492 points out of 1,500 points in basic drill in 1968 after being judged by 8 Marine Corps Drill Instructors. The cadets of Q-5 were puzzled how they lost 8 points out of 1.500 possible among the 8 Marine judges; a predictable reaction by Q-5.

It is doubtful that Q-5 would have finished in second place in any competition regardless if the competition was active duty military of any nation. They were that good...
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