CCF Annual Parade and Dinner Night Back to archive
17th May 2017

Last week the Benenden Combined Cadet Force (CCF) held its annual parade and dinner night.

The CCF is a nationwide movement, run in partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and schools, which gives young people aged 13 to 18 the chance to develop personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline through a military approach.

Thirty-three cadets were on the parade which comprised a short march followed by a formal inspection and address by Brigadier Matt Bazeley, Commandant of the Royal School of Military Engineering.

The turnout of the cadets was of an exceptional standard and the Brigadier was also very impressed with the precision of the drill which is a Benenden strong point.

Following the parade there was a short Act of Observance to remember Major Doctor Vanessa Lloyd-Davies, a Benenden Senior, and celebrate the work of the Royal Engineers and Royal Army Medical Corps. This was followed by a formal military-style dinner with promotions and awards which is a chance to celebrate the successes and achievements of the year and recognise the high levels of dedication and effort.

The whole evening was another exemplary display of discipline, dedication and enthusiasm by all of the cadets and a fitting celebration.