16 April 2024

CCF Biennial Inspection

On Friday 15 March, we were delighted to welcome Lieutenant General Andrew Harrison DSO, MBE (OL 1985) for our first Biennial Inspection. Lieutenant General Harrison is one of the highest-ranking officers in the British Army and has served as Deputy Commander of United Nations Command in South Korea and is the Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment.

The Biennial Inspection saw a range of activities performed by the Cadets, including the Honour Guard, Corps of Drums, a First Aid simulation, Command Tasks, Code Breaking, Camouflage and Concealment and Section Attack. Lieutenant General Harrison was joined by other VIPs, including Colonel Ian Denison OBE.

Corporal Vansh Patel won the inaugural Colin Nunn trophy for shooting, with Troop 3 – The Commandos awarded The Gurney Cup for Physical Drill and Efficiency. The cup was first awarded in 1925. All visitors were full of praise for the achievements of our Cadets.

Congratulations to all Cadets and Contingent Staff who worked tirelessly to make this first inspection a success!