Wet and Wild in Devon

Yr 10 and 12 CCF cadets (and staff) rose to the challenge of some of the more interesting weather that Dartmoor can throw at you, when training for the Ten Tors event over the weekend. With torrential rain on already saturated ground the rivers were in spate making for challenging training conditions underfoot and long detours … Continued

Intrepid Adventurers

Over half term, 12 members of the PGS CCF travelled to Norway for a CCF Nordic Skiing Expedition. The cadets had 3 days training and 3 days expedition, of which one night was in a snowhole which they dug themselves. The cadets were challenged both mentally and physically. The huge variety of weather, the landscapes, … Continued

Contingent Go Camping

105 Cadets and 15 CFAVs from the PGS CCF were deployed to the Bramley Training Area for their annual 3 day, 2 night CCF Contingent Camp. Over the course of the camp Cadets took part in a number of military and fieldcraft activity stands, cooking and living in the field, planning exercises, first aid, leadership … Continued


As part of the D Day commemorations a number of our senior and junior musicians were heavily involved in services at St Thomas’ Cathedral last Sunday. Two of these services were broadcast/recorded for broadcast on BBC radio. The Sunday Service on Radio 4 was sung by Cantate, featuring a number of our girls in Years … Continued

Canadian Oak Leaf

Congratulations to Oscar Watson Maguire (Year 11) who over the Easter holiday was selected to take part in Ex OAK LEAF 2019 – an annual exchange exercise the UK participates in with the Royal Canadian Army Cadets (RCAC) each summer. This exchange was established in 1972 and is the Army’s Cadets’ main contribution to International … Continued

Royal Marines Drill The Cadets

The RMVT (Royal Marines Visiting Team) ran the CCF last week for the Royal Navy cadets. The session largely involved a fitness assessment, example training (including a bleep test, sit ups and push ups) followed by a variety of competitive games. Emily Whitehead, one of the RN CCF NCOs (Non-Commissioned Officers) described it as “sadistic … Continued