b'THE ELLESMERIAN 54The Combined Cadet Force NAVY SectionThe Navy Section of the CCF is part of the diverse enrichment activities offered by the College and allows students to glimpse what life in the Royal Navy has to offer. The NavySection provides a great environment where students can develop powers of leadership by means of training, thereby becoming more self-reliant, resourceful, and confident. In the early part of the year, the pandemic continued to interfere with cadet training. Despite this, cadets focused on learning about navigation, the Navys history, and its traditions. They prepared short lessons andtaught them to the rest of the Section, thereby building their confidence and resilience. Naval uniform returned in place of sports kit and cadets practiced drill and learned to work as one team. Throughout this period, the Sections good humour madetraining enjoyable and this was a notable feature of the whole year: everyone smiling. For the October expo (expedition), the Section joined up with RAF cadets to develop their resilience further by partaking in various outdoor training activities. Still the smiles were evident, though there were a few shrieks of terror on the high ropes at PGL. Whilst there, it raineda lotand the assault course became a swamp. Covered in mud, cadets developed their leadership skills and thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck into the many activities on offer. The next day saw us heading to Llangollen for white-water rafting. It was cold and, inevitably, wet. The smiles and'