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:

Best Recruit

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 
Harilaos Kareveggelis

Most Effective JNCO  (Matthew’s Trophy) 

Army                                   James Brazil
RAF                                      Harilaos Karaveggelis

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