Ellesmere Colleges Combined Cadet Force was reviewed by the Royal Navy Commodore Portsmouth Flotilla during the afternoon of Thursday 12th May, 2005.

Commodore R.C. Twitchen (R.N.) arrived to lunch with the Headmaster and CCF Officers before reviewing the three sections in training during the afternoons visit.


At 2.00pm, the Commodore inspected the  RAF cadet section training sessions occurring at the College indoor shooting range and around the campus. These  included Combat First Aid, Command Tasks and Shooting. Then, at 2.30pm., it was the turn of the Royal Navy section to be inspected during a sailing training session on Whitemere.


At 3pm. The Commodore reviewed a training session being conducted by pupils who are involved with the Army section. There was a tactical exercise at Yarnest Wood followed by displays of Sentry Duties, Target Indication and Signals back at the College.


Then, over tea, the Commodore was able to meet informally with the pupil cadets and staff officers, before a finale parade and presentations of individual awards. at 4.30pm involving all the cadets. 


Lt. Col. Graham Hutchinson, Commanding Officer of the Combined Cadet Forces at Ellesmere College, who is responsible for the visit, commented: Every two years we have an inspection of the work of the Combined Cadet Force. It is an important opportunity for the pupils to demonstrate their skills in a variety of exercises to regular members of the armed forces and to meet a senior serving officer




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