CCF Annual Inspection
On Wednesday this week, the Combined Cadet Force mustered in the Courtyard for their Annual Inspection. This involved the Cadets demonstrating all the skills they have learnt over the past few months and a March Past, where they salute the inspecting officer, Major Ranger of the Royal Fusiliers, an Old Citizen.
The day started off with a Uniform Inspection, where everyone looked the best they could, in their polished boots and ironed uniform. A brief of activities for the day was given and a few final preparations for the parade took place, before falling out to Training Locations.
The Royal Naval Section had a variety of activities on display. They were demonstrating the capsizing and recovery of a topper sailing boat in the swimming pool, presenting the capabilities of the Navy and conducting leadership exercises, in small groups. The RAF section focused on physics of flight, their aviation projects, teamwork and core skills.
The Army Section were practising skill at arms with the L98A2 Cadet GP Rifle, expedition training and leadership tasks. There was also a tri-service PLT (Practical Leadership Task) competition where the Cadets all battled out tests of leadership, courage and determination, all values which are developed upon within the CCF.
A 12pm the parade began. The Army, RAF and Navy Sections fell in and the Guard and Banner Party marched up onto the parade square. After the General Salute to Major Ranger, the Inspecting Officer spoke to the Cadets about their experiences in the CCF. The parents of the cadets watched on proudly as they observed a fantastic display of military drill and discipline. The day concluded with the CCF Prize Ceremony, where several cadets were awarded with trophies for their hard work and commitment to the organisation, and this finished with the Head of Section speeches.
We would like to thank all the Section Officers and NCOs, along with WO1 Fernandez and Lt Cdr Gregory for all the time and hard work that they dedicate to the CCF to ensure that the pupils all have a brilliant experience every time they step into our uniforms.
The RAF section focused on physics of flight, their aviation projects, teamwork and core skills.