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Hurst CCF Present Arms for Biennial Inspection

CCF Inspection

Hurst’s Combined Cadet Force proved it is “a smart, successful and enthusiastic team” after its Biennial Inspection by a serving RAF Officer.  

Wing Commander Laurie Dunn, from the Directorate of Flying, 22 Training, inspected a Guard in the Outer Quad accompanied by Major Dan Higgins and Sixth former Marcus Campopiano.

Pausing to speak to many of the cadets, the RAF Officer was keen to hear all about the cadets' CCF experiences and later spent time around the campus observing activities.

The Biennial Inspection by a serving member of the armed forces presents a chance for the Navy, Army and RAF cadets to show off their discipline and drill co-ordination; something that all armed forces personnel take pride in.

Wg Cdr Dunn was very impressed. His report included the following comments: “in summary, Hurstpierpoint is an impressive school with an equally impressive CCF and they conducted their Biennial Inspection with aplomb, making a clear impression on me as a smart, successful and enthusiastic team of young people led by an equally impressive staff cohort and the full support of the school hierarchy – well done, Hurst!”

The start of Michaelmas Term is always an enjoyable and busy time for the CCF, with new cadets getting to grips with the programme and senior members taking on new challenges and responsibilities. 

Commander of the CCF, Major Dan Higgins, said “It was very pleasing for us to receive such a good report from the Inspecting Officer and it proves the contingent is going from strength to strength. The cadets worked hard to show their best qualities and can be proud of their achievement".

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Posted 06/11/2012