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CCF Parade 2023

CCF Parade 2023

Canford School CCF held their Annual Parade on Monday 27th March, managing to avoid the deluge of rain in the process. The event began with drinks and lunch for the families of NCOs, before moving to the main lawns for the Parade and Inspection.  Over 170 cadets took part in an impressive display of drills and marching, with the gun run challenge around the Sunken Lawn as ever providing much excitement and heated competition.

Canford CCF Parade 2023

After the review by Inspecting Officer, Colonel Chris Haw, Commandant CTC RM, the cadets moved up to the Culley Outdoor Education Centre and surrounding area to showcase some of the training the contingent engages in year round. This included use of the Assault Course, stretcher racing and a Section Attack demonstration, defeating the ‘enemy’ in a fine display of skills.

The afternoon concluded with spectators and cadets enjoying tea with prizes awarded to the following:

Best Junior Navy Cadet: Edgar Anpilogov

Best Junior Royal Marines Cadet: Freddie Jackson

Best Junior Army Cadet: Anna Landale

Best Junior Non-Commissioned Officer Cadre Cadet: Lucy Vrettos

Drum Major’s Bugle: Sophia Whelan

Clive Meyer’s Award: Tom Windsor

Benner Award: Charlie Smith

Will Moreland, Contingent Commander, Canford CCF said,

“It was an excellent afternoon, displaying the hard work and achievements of the cadets throughout the year. The enjoyment and engagement of the Fourth Form through to the commitment of the Sixth Form in delivering leadership to the younger years is the bedrock on which all the training is provided. The input from our NCOs has allowed the contingent to flourish and stand out amongst our peers in the region and beyond.”

For more photographs from the event, please see below,