CFAVs enjoy a night with the stars

Posted on September 23, 2019

Four lucky CFAVs swapped their uniforms for evening attire, to enjoy the premiere of the new Downton Abbey Film, courtesy of the film's Executive Producer Gareth Neame.

Gareth Neame, photo courtesy of Nick Briggs

As a teenager, Gareth was a CCF cadet and despite a busy and successful career, he has kept up his links to the organisation. This includes being a generous benefactor; enabling us to give grants to cadets from deprived and disadvantaged backgrounds.

To that end, Gareth was keen to invite those who have played a major part in making the CCF work in state schools, particularly CEP schools.

Left to right: Sergeant Nick Woodhouse, Captain Claire Johnson, Captain Matt Isherwood, Major Aimee Reynolds.

Talking about their night with the stars, Major Aimee Reynolds said "We're all big fans of Downton Abbey, so it was really exciting that Gareth Neame invited us to join the cast and crew at the premiere. It really was an experience to remember!"