CCF Passing Out Parade 2018
On Home Field this Wednesday in front of a large audience of parents, friends, staff and ex-cadets, over 100 junior cadets and their NCOs marched onto parade to pass out of their respective phases of training. Third Year recruits passed out of basic training and became cadets while Fourth Year cadets marked the completion of their advanced infantry and aviation cadres. The parade was also the first product of a collaboration with the music department, the parade accompanied with splendid vigour and ceremony by a twenty-strong band of both cadets and pupils under the baton of Mr Brian Hill. As ever, a recent ex-cadet serving in the forces came to inspect the parade and address them. This year, Capt Chris Pollard (Gren Grds), who left Caterham as Senior Cadet in 2010, told the parade of what life as a cadet meant to him and to his career as a soldier, before presenting the Glancy Shield to this year’s best platoon, Gibraltar. Capt Pollard, the Commanding Officer and the Headmaster commended the cadets on their commitment throughout another very busy year and, as the Union Flag and RAF Ensign were lowered, all cadets of the Corps could feel very proud of themselves for all they have achieved over the past three terms.
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