The CCF is a unique educational partnership that operates in schools across the UK. Through enjoyable military themed and adventurous activities, cadets have the opportunity to take responsibility, develop skills such as leadership, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance.
Brigadier Matthew Lowe presented the Cadets berets which bears the Grenadier Guard cap badge. The 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards currently based at Lille Barracks, have also been supporting the cadets to prepare for the units drill parade as part of the official launch.
The opportunities and benefits that the young people in Ash Manor stand to gain through CCF are massive and already I see the changes in confidence, leadership capacity, discipline and attitude that are supporting educating and developing the future in our community”.
Lieutenant Colonel NC MacGregor, Colonel Patrick Crowley (ret’d), Mayor Nigel Manning and Guildford Armed Forces Champion Councillor David Elms were also in attendance as well as VIPs from our local community and family of our cadets.
Photos in this news story credited to Stewart Turkington and Cpl van Zyl