Louth cadets spread their wings after annual passing out parade

KEVIGS CCF students perform their drill at the school's annual passing out parade.
KEVIGS CCF students perform their drill at the school's annual passing out parade.
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High flying students in Louth have waved goodbye to the Combined Cadet Force during their annual passing out parade in front of proud parents.

King Edward VI Grammar School’s year 11 students paraded in front of guests including the mayor of Louth Jill Makinson-Sanders and school head James Lascelles, with all movements completed like clockwork without any words of command.

Applause from parents rang out around the school hall as cadets marched off to parade before an inspection from the headmaster and guests.

Presentations were then made to the outgoing cadets, all of whom had worked extremely hard to enhance their CV’s for university or for potential employers by being part of the CCF.

L/Cpl Potterton and Cpl Hotson were recognised for achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Gold awards, while Sophie Bell and Flt Sgt Hannah Blackwell received the Commandant’s Certificate for outstanding service signed by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty.

Head James Lascelles then addressed the parade and parents. “Schools need to be well rounded now, with our CCF contingent, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and other activities, we are ahead of the game, and are going from strength to strength,” he said.

Students wishing to join the CCF must be at KEVIGS, be 14 years old and in year nine.