Nottingham High School battle for best cadet service

Posted on October 05, 2017

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Last month, Nottingham High School played host to Nottingham’s third Inter Cadet Service Competition.

Nottingham units of the Sea Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Force, Royal Air Force Air Cadets and members of the High School’s Combined Cadet Force competed to become Nottingham’s best Cadet Service in the 2017 competition.

The cadets, aged 15 to 18 years of age, completed in eight activities including Air Rifle Target Shooting, a “Gun Run”, First Aid exercise, Foot Drill, vehicle pull, climbing wall, and “Battle PT”.

All activities involved teamwork, leadership, physical ability and discipline. Each element was assessed and marked to find which of Nottingham’s Cadet Forces would be crowned the champions.

The competition was fierce and the inter Corps rivalry was evident as the cadets battled hard in every element of the competition.

During the afternoon, the cadets were visited by senior representatives of the various cadet forces including the head of the RAF Air cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty CBE. The Nottingham High school and the Reserve Forces and Cadets association were also represented.

From the Naval Section of the High School’s CCF, 16-year-old Will said: “It was great working with other cadets, in the CCF we don’t always have much opportunity to interact with other cadet units. The climbing wall was my favourite but the whole day was really good”.

Air Commodore McCafferty was on hand to award the trophy for the best of Nottingham’s Cadet Forces. The Air Commodore expressed her delight at seeing all the cadets taking part and informed them that this was the first such event the she had witnessed, she was greatly impressed.

For the third year running, the Air Cadets took the overall trophy and were crowned best cadets in Nottingham. Warrant Officer Danny Haywood, who organised the competition, thanked all who took part and the staff who helped to make the event a success.