CCF take part in Weapons’ Training Day
March 10, 2020

Rydal Penrhos’ Combined Cadet Force (CCF) participated in another stage of their training thanks to a recent event.

Fifteen members of the group travelled to Kinmel Park for a special weapons training day, which was another element of their initial development.

They were assisted throughout by 160 Brigade Cadet Training Team, with each cadet going through an intensive period of training to make them ready for the Weapons’ Handling Test.

Once they pass this specific test later this year, it will qualify them to fire the L98 A2 Cadet rifle.

All the cadets worked exceptionally hard throughout a series of different activities and will now begin revising in the hope of passing their respective tests by the end of the spring term.

The CCF’s Annual Camp at the end of the academic year will see cadets participate in live-fire on a range for the first time, providing they pass their upcoming test, which will seem them qualify for their marksman badges.

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 Cavalry.