Another Successful CCF Inspection Day
Culford School’s Combined Cadet Force held their annual Inspection Day on Friday 17 March. The day began with a parade and inspection on the North Front, followed by a variety of activities which gave the cadets an opportunity to show the assembled dignitaries, parents and visitors all that they have achieved during their training.
The visiting Inspecting Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Guy Foden, Commander One of the Royal Anglian Regiment, complimented the cadets on their excellent drill and turn out. The Inspection Day’s activities included a flight simulator run by the RAF section, a close quarter battle exercise, a first aid stand, an obstacle course and a hearty tug-of-war. A number of the events were staged on a competitive footing and were hard-fought, reflecting the pride that exists within Culford’s CCF.
The afternoon ended with the awarding of prizes by Lieutenant Colonel Guy Foden and in the evening a formal dinner was held in the superb setting of Culford Hall for the Non-Commissioned Officers and their parents and guests. Special congratulations must go to Grace Deane (L6) who led the cadets on parade and was promoted to a Sergeant on the night.
This was another highly successful annual inspection for Culford School’s CCF, which was very much enjoyed by all who attended. Culford’s CCF has over 70 pupils participating every week on an afternoon which is dedicated to service; in addition to the CCF, as part of the Pathfinders activity, pupils are involved in First Aid, Fair Trade, Navigation and improvised shelter building as well as charitable activities including visiting residential homes for the elderly.Published: May 5 2017