Sun shines on Passing Out Parade

Sun shines on Passing Out Parade

On a sun-drenched Home Field last Wednesday, in front of a very 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, while Fourth Year cadets marked the completion of their advanced infantry and aviation cadres. The parade was again a collaboration with the Music Department: it was accompanied with splendid vigour and ceremony by a twenty-strong band of both cadets and pupils under the baton of Dr Brammeld.

As ever, a recent ex-cadet serving in the forces came to inspect the parade and address them. This year, Lt Richard Webb (Royal Engineers), who left Caterham as Head of Corps (RSM) in 2016, 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 company, Minden. He, 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 Corps could feel very proud of themselves for all they have achieved over the past three terms, some of the most successful in Corps’ long history.

Capt Mathew Owen

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