CCF sponsor regiment set for first official visit
January 13, 2022

Another important milestone for Rydal Penrhos’ Combined Cadet Force will take place next week with the first official visit of the school’s sponsor regiment.

One of the most popular initiatives launched by Rydal Penrhos in recent years is the school’s Combined Cadet Force, which now has a thriving Army Section with cadets ranging from Year 8 right up to Year 13. Each pupil involved benefits enormously from a range of tasks, expeditions and other activities under the supervision of qualified staff, with the CCF going from strength to strength since its inception as a result.

Even with COVID-19 restrictions making things difficult over the last two years, the CCF group has still managed to progress effectively and hold activities under strict guidelines to ensure their development remained on track and targets could be met.

Cadets will get the opportunity of another incredible experience next week with the first official visit of Rydal Penrhos’ sponsor regiment, the 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards, on Tuesday 18 January.

The school was the first CCF group in the country to boast the QDG badge on their uniforms, and during the visit, there will be lessons taught by Troopers during the afternoon and even a chance to see the regimental mascot, which is a Welsh Mountain Pony.

The 1st Queens’ Dragoon Guards (QDG) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army. Nicknamed The Welsh Cavalry, the regiment recruits from Wales and the bordering English counties of Cheshire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire, and is the senior cavalry regiment.

The regiment is part of the Royal Armoured Corps and is paired with the Royal Yeomanry.

This is a fantastic honour for or CCF initiative, which aims to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness and a sense of service to the community.

We look forward to welcoming the 1st Queens’ Dragoon Guards to Rydal Penrhos for what promises to be a memorable occasion for those involved.


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