Cadets from our CCF recently spent two days training at the local headquarters of the Royal Gurkha Rifles.

The cadets were treated to a military-style fitness session, completing a challenging course which included scaling a wall, climbing a scramble net and swinging across monkey bars.

The group was also honoured to watch the passing out parade of the Brigade of Gurkhas’ Drill Instructor Course. An astonishing display of precision drill was accompanied by the Gurkha pipes and drums.

Cadets learned how to safely handle the cadet rifle. All cadets passed a skill at arms test at the end of the two-day course, which will enable them to fire the rifle on a shooting range in May.

Major Goddard, CCF Contingent Commander, commented: “The cadets were hugely inspired by spending two days at the base of a real infantry battalion. Their many amazing experiences over the two days reinforced the values and qualities that we try to develop in the cadets: courage, discipline, self-reliance and physical fitness.