Combined Cadet Force Pass Off Parade

Posted on: 25th January 2019

The inaugural pass off parade for ONEWA CCF took place on Monday 21st January 2019 in front of parents and staff. The evening started with a presentation on what they had done so far; weapons training, map reading and drill. Visits to the Royal Armouries and National Arboretum and service in the community activities; Remembrance parade and cross country marshalling.

The event then moved outside onto the all-weather pitches for the main parade. There were fourteen on parade and one unfortunate cadet on the sidelines with a fractured foot. These are the remaining students of the thirty who started in September, proving their resilience and perseverance. Maj W Picken from 210 Battery Royal Artillery agreed to be the inspecting officer and presented the cadets with their Mercian Regiment berets as a symbolic gesture of passing into the combined cadet force.

After the parade we moved over to the O’Hara building which is the where the CCF is based, to officially open the building after the revamp during the summer. Mr Chris O’Hara who the building is named after and has been pivotal in the regeneration of the site agreed to do the cutting of the ribbon.

To finish parents and guests were invited for tea and cakes.

Parents happy, cadets happy, job done!!!

The Aim of the CCF:

The broad function of the CCF is to provide a disciplined organisation in a school so that pupils may develop powers of leadership by means of training to promote the qualities of:

  • Responsibility.
  • Self reliance.
  • Resourcefulness.
  • Endurance.
  • Perseverance.

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