120 Cadets and CFAVs were showcasing the CCF in the Spring sun for the Inspecting Officer, Captain Rory Bryan RN OBE, at the PGS CCF Biennial Inspection and Parade at Hilsea Playing Fields last week.
In conjunction with the formal parade, Cadets rotated through the training stands including a climbing wall, archery, air rifles, grenade run, drone and radio communication and paddling on the Hilsea moat. The Cadets this year were joined by 16 Regt RA, based at Thorney Island. Their team deployed the Rapier Air Defence Capability for the day; the training they gave providing the Cadets with an insight into some of the equipment currently used on operations in the British Army.
The day culminated with the Army Section Attack demonstration and an inter-section obstacle course competition – the RAF section becoming champions.
The day highlighted the success and the energy of the CCF at PGS. Many thanks to everyone involved in making the event such a success, particularly to Captain Rory Bryan for his time and his inspirational words, to the 16 Regt RA and also to the PGS groundsmen who worked tirelessly to make sure that the grounds were at their finest for the Parade.