Royal Marines put CCF group through their paces
March 3, 2020

Rydal Penrhos’ Combined Cadet Force were put through their paces during a special visit.

Cpl Ellam and Marine Pryce attended the latest CCF session on Thursday, February 27, which was part of preparations for the group’s first training weekend.

During the visit, the Armed Forces duo held a presentation on what it means to be part of the Royal Marines, the strenuous application process and the substantial training involved.

Following the presentation, the pupils involved were taken to the schools’ Astro surface for some endurance training similar to what Royal Marines experience on a daily basis.

This stood the group enormously well during their weapons training weekend at Kinmel Park last weekend, which saw each CCF member work exceptionally well in a testing environment.

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.

A full report from the weapons training weekend will be available soon.