CCF group get set for weapons training weekend
February 27, 2020

Rydal Penrhos’ Combined Cadet Force are set to embark on their first training event this weekend.

The group will link up with the 160 Brigade Cadet Training Team at Kinmel Park on Saturday February 29 and Sunday, March 1 for a weapons instruction masterclass.

There will be a host of exciting things for the school’s CCF group to take part in throughout the weekend, including handling some of the weapons used during combat across the globe.

They geared up for their weekend with a visit Army Reserve Centre of D Company, 3 Royal Welsh prior to the half term break, where each pupil got a taste of what to expect with the 160 Brigade Cadet Training Team.

It has been an academic year to remember for the CCF group so far, which has gone from strength to strength since its inception under the expert leadership of Alun Brown and Phil Hilton.

They secured a prestigious honour by having the 1st Queens Dragoon Guards emblem on their uniform, who are commonly known as The Welsh Calvary.

Rydal Penrhos is the first CCF group in the country to have the Welsh Calvary as their sponsored regiment, and they received their Berets at a special ceremony in front of parents and family members recently.

Senior School head Sally Ann Harding, said: “Our Combined Cadet Force are going to get a tremendous amount out of their weapons training weekend, which is sure to develop their skills and cohesion as a unit.”