On Friday 4 May the CCF held its biennial inspection. The inspecting officer was Lt Col Carvel. First Col Carvel listened to selected cadets talk about a range of activities from Royal Navy courses, the RAF Cranwell competition and the Army summer camp.
After lunch with the Headmaster, Col Carvel took the salute and inspected the contingent, some 250 cadets. Next followed displays from our drum corps, RAF drill team and the Army’s combat cadet team which demonstrated extracting a casualty whist in contact.
The Col was then guided around the rest of the CCF who were conducting normal Friday afternoon training such as the obstacle course, paintballing, leadership tasks and shooting in the range.
The finale of the afternoon was the gun run competition and a final parade where Col Carvel told the contingent how impressed he was with what he had seen. His comments on the day are below
“I was the Reviewing Officer for the Woodbridge Combined Cadet Force Biennial Inspection on Friday 4 May.
The day was an excellent occasion attended by all staff and students of the Combined Cadet Force. I was really impressed to see over 250 people involved in the day and a fairly even boy-girl student ration. The three contingents were well presented and I was given the opportunity to listen to the experience of students and observe training in the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force sections. It was also great to see many parents in attendance – the Combined Cadet Force is clearly a central element of the eduction experience at Woodbridge School and Is well supported.
The Woodbridge School Combined Cadet Force is very obviously successful and proud. Their achievements over the last two years are very impressive and the commitment of the section staff and Contingent Commander deserves specific praise. They create excellent opportunities for the students to enjoy and excel. The entire contingent is thriving, and the four Army, four RAF, three Royal Navy, and School Staff Instructors deserve great credit.
I state confidently Woodbridge School Combined Cadet Force is in great health…”
See below for a video of the inspection by pupil Myles McEvoy.