Our Combined Cadet Force put their best feet forward for their latest Annual General Inspection. This year we were delighted to welcome Inspecting Officer Captain N Wheeler (Royal Navy) and Colonel P McLean (Territorial Decoration).
Following the inspection Captain Wheeler and Colonel McLean toured the school to observe some of the CCF training activities. These included the Royal Navy Section scuba diving in the school swimming pool, the RAF Section on the school’s flight simulator and platoons of the Army Section undertaking command tasks and an assault course. The inspection then finished with a final parade with an address from Captain Wheeler and prize giving.
The CCF, which is made up of pupils from both Bedford School and Bedford Girls’ School, provides a disciplined organisation in school helping pupils to develop leadership skills and to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance.
The cadets thoroughly enjoyed the day, which was rounded off with the Annual Corps Dinner for members of the Corps and guests, hosted at Bedford Girls’ School.
Prizes were awarded as follows:
Royal Navy (male) Max Allen
Royal Navy (female) Mimi Hollywell-Rolfe
Army (male) Harrison Beveridge
Army (female) Sophie Forbes -Laird
RAF (male) Kiran Ketechia
RAF (female) Ginna Githua
Best Senior Cadet
Royal Navy Tamara Oakley-Holton
Army Christabel Colman
RAF Oscar Terry
Top Cadet on Cadre
Most Effective JNCO (Matthew’s Trophy)
Army James Brazil
RAF Harilaos Karaveggelis