Two hundred Tonbridge cadets took part in the annual event, which this year marked the 80th anniversary of the founding of the RAF Section at the school. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, was the Inspecting Officer.
The parade and inspection included the RN and Army sections, and was accompanied by the Band of the Parachute Regiment.
Flown by Squadron Leader Charlie Young, from 28 Squadron, RAF Benson, the Chinook landed on The Fifty, one of the school’s sports fields.
Those attending included representatives from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, HMS Excellent (home to the Naval Headquarters in Portsmouth), RAF College Cranwell (RAF HQ), the Ministry of Defence, the Royal Marines and the Royal Tank Regiment, as well as parents, families and school staff.
There were also representatives from HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s £3.1billion aircraft carrier launched last year.