On Wednesday 6th May, the Combined Cadet Force Biennial inspection took place in the grounds of Christ College Brecon. Over 130 cadets paraded outside the chapel in challenging weather conditions, in front of the Regimental Colonel of the Royal Welsh Regiment and former Commander of 160th (Wales) Brigade, Brigadier Phillip Napier OBE.
The Brigadier and Head of Christ College, Mrs Emma Taylor were welcomed with a General Salute, crisply executed by the Guard of Honour and Colour party, under the command of the school RSM, Cadet WO1 Rhodri Edwards. The Brigadier inspected four divisions of Army section cadets, and two flights of RAF cadets.
During the afternoon the Brigadier, accompanied by the Head and invited guests, observed a series of stands showcasing activities undertaken by the cadets during their regular training sessions on Thursday afternoons. These stands were overseen and introduced to the Brigadier by senior cadets, and ranged from .22 shooting to leadership tasks, weapon training, first aid and field craft.The final display was a demonstration of foot drill by this year’s winning House Drill team, St David’s House. The final display was a demonstration of foot drill by this year’s winning House Drill team, St David’s House.
The formal part of the day concluded with Brigadier Napier addressing all the cadets that had taken part in the day, commenting on their turnout, bearing and enthusiasm saying that it was the smartest cadet parade he had ever witnessed in his military career. He then presented Cadet Flight Sgt Josh Denton with his new insignia on his promotion to Cadet Warrant Officer and Cadet Sergeant Sky Treasure-Jeffreys on her promotion to Cadet Flt Sergeant. It was a great privilege to have Brigadier Napier at Christ College as our guest and huge thanks must also go to our pupils who put such a great amount of effort into everything they do.
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