Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty inspects Jersey CCF

Posted on October 11, 2017

Low Ropes Ro Small

On Friday 6 October the Victoria College Combined Cadet Force, Jersey, had its Biennial Inspection.

The focus of the Inspection is to ensure the contingent is being run safely, effectively and that the cadets are getting an enjoyable and broad cadet experience.

This year it was the turn of the RAF to inspect the contingent and the Reviewing Officer was Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty CBE, Commandant of the Air Cadet Organisation.

The day began with a formal parade, which included an inspection and march past. This was followed by a morning of activities on site at the college, this included first aid demonstration, flight simulator, teamwork challenges and a navigation challenge.

Following lunch the activities moved off site with the Air Commodore and her reviewing party taking to the water on RIB's with the Royal Navy section, which was topped off with a pod of dolphins making an appearance.

Back on dry land the Reviewing Party made their way to Noirmont Point where the cadets were taking part in a round robin of abseiling, low ropes course and orienteering.

Squadron Leader Simon Blackmore, Contingent Commander, commented: “We were incredibly honoured to welcome Air Commodore McCafferty to the college and demonstrate to her the various activities offered to the cadets. I hope she took home some fantastic memories of her first trip to Jersey”.

Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major Harrison Clarke said: “The day ran very smoothly and we really showed off what we do at the college. It was also a privilege for me to be able to escort Air Commodore McCafferty for the day”.

Air Commodore McCafferty was very complimentary of the CCF and the activities that were on display for the Inspection. 

The school now awaits its final report and looks forward to some positive feedback.