Ex-Caterham Cadets Flying High in the Army

Ex-Caterham Cadets Flying High in the Army

Corps is delighted to hear of the successes of two ex-cadets and ex-staff members who have recently embarked on careers in the Army.

2Lt Richard Webb OC (2016) was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in December 2022 before the eyes of the OC Army and 2Lt Carracher in the bitter cold of Commandant’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Since then, he has earned the right to wear the famous maroon beret by passing P-Company: three-and-a-half weeks of brutal physical training culminating in a week of tests, all of which 2Lt Webb passed. He thereby wins the chance to serve in 16 Air Assault Brigade, the British Army’s high-readiness force.

2Lt Ed Chatfield OC (2015) also passed out of RMA Sandhurst in April 2023 and is commissioned into the Royal Corps of Signals. His Sovereign’s Parade was very special, being the first to be inspected by HM The King, who presented a new Sovereign’s Banner which was paraded through the Academy by 2Lt Chatfield and his platoon, who won the honour of being Sovereign’s Platoon over the course of their training. In addition, 2Lt Chatfield himself was awarded the Agar Memorial Prize for the best performance of any cadet in his intake heading into the Royal Corps of Signals.

Wing Commander Kevin Bage, the Contingent Commander, said, “Both young men were senior cadets and then adult volunteers with us, in which capacities they set fine examples and made very positive contributions to the running of Corps. They maintain a long tradition of cadets of Corps making careers in the regular Armed Forces. We wish them all our very best.”

Capt Mathew Owen

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