School cadets plan hostage rescue mission

Members of the Woodroffe School CCF impress inspectors with their skills

A HOSTAGE rescue mission was launched at Lyme Regis last week – as members of The Woodroffe School’s Combined Cadet Force went into action.

Youngsters from all three forces, put on a variety of demonstrations themed around the training required to free people being held captive.

The biennial inspection team, lead by RAF officer, Group Captain Nigel Arnold, was impressed by the creativity and relevance of the scenario.

They praised the contingent for the quality and enthusiasm of its cadets and the responsibility that they clearly took in developing themselves.

GC Arnold said he was also impressed with the senior cadets for providing the training and setting a fine leadership example for the younger members of the contingent.

Throughout the day he provided cadets with his own personal perspective on their training, having just returned from Afghanistan.

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Contingent Commander Major Stuart Ruffle said: “From a personal perspective I was very proud of all of the cadets. They did as they always do, they tried their best and enjoyed themselves and this shone through on the day. I would also like to thank all of the adults associated with the CCF who selflessly give up their time to develop our young people.”

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