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Combined Cadet Force Annual General Inspection

In April, KES Combined Cadet Force, with partners Selly Oak Trust School, held our Annual General Inspection, with Reviewing Officer Col George Marsh OE.

This is an occasion when over 150 cadets put on a show of training and ceremonial to show official inspectors, visitors and parents a selection of our activities. After a high quality parade and inspection guests had the chance to see exhibition drill, command tasks and cyber activities from the RAF Section, the Army Section displaying patrolling techniques, casualty evacuation, and living in the field (including ration pack curry which went down very well), and the Naval Section displaying a combination of coastal navigation training and coracle building in the Swimming Pool.  

All Sections competed in the Field Gun competition, which combined physical challenge and teamwork, and the Army Section are to be congratulated on a very convincing victory. After a series of awards to cadets, the Contingent said farewell to Captain Craig Storey, formerly Scots Guards, who received presentations from the Army Section, and to Commander Duncan Raynor RNR who was presented with a Royal Naval Officer’s Sword in recognition of his 23 years in command of KES CCF.  

Overall this was a splendid display of the kind of thing the CCF gets up to on Friday afternoons and expeditions away – congratulations to all involved!

Mr Raynor

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