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CCF Annual General Inspection

Although Friday 29 June was an INSET day at Glyn School, many of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) cadets agreed to spend the morning at City of London Freemen’s School for our Annual Inspection.  This year it was extra special as this would be the final inspection for students in Year 13 who were there at the inception of the Glyn-Freemen’s CCF five years ago. 

Colonel Etherington was our Inspecting Officer, and this had some symmetry as he was the first Inspecting Officer of the contingent, so he could see how much it had developed during this time. Colonel Etherington had many kind words to say about the dedication of the students and staff who work hard to maintain the highest standards that the Cadets had achieved. As well as the personal attributes he feels that being part of the CCF can bring, including team work, integrity, respect and enjoyment, these qualities also echo our school values.

Colour Sargent James Miller (Year 13) led the parade as the highest ranked student in our contingent (and one of the founding members who are affectionately known as ‘The Originals’), along with Squadron Leader Pearson and Captain Davies. The Cadets were well drilled and looked incredibly smart marching to the beat of the drum provided by SSI Truelove from Reed’s School, especially on such a hot day. The parade included a Banner party led by Sargent James Woods (Year 12), which was blessed, along with the rest of the contingent, by the Chaplain of Freemen’s School.

I would like to congratulate all those cadets who took part in the parade and hope that they are looking forward to the Summer Camps.

Second Lieutenant Wilson-David