Due to many of the corps members and staff leaving because of personal commitments, the depleted numbers meant that it would have been very difficult to continue on at the standard of the previous 2 years. The decision was made to merge both the remainder of the Main corps and the Cadets to form a Junior corps. Some of the older and more experienced members stepped out of the line to help teach the younger ones and on occasions jumped into the line to help with the numbers. Steve Muzio returned from his first year marching for the Cadets (of the New Jersey kind) as a co-champion, and helped with the brassline for the second half of the season.
Much of the corps was still made up of members from the previous two years, who showed their commitment by taking the backward step required to re-build the corps.
The corps competed in Junior class and ended with a well deserved 2nd place at DCUK finals just behind Junior Class champions, the Forgemen.