CCF salute the NHS and take on the Contingent Commanders Challenge

Our CCF continues to remain active during these challenging times. We held our first virtual Parade on Tuesday, with our Army section cadets taking part in St John’s First Aid theory and our RN and RAF cadets continuing with their varied syllabus training.

We also introduced the Contingent Commanders Challenge. Over the coming weeks, officers and cadets will follow in the footsteps of great explorers and historical military missions. The first challenge is to cover the distance Shackleton sailed to reach South Georgia from Elephant Island, with participants recording the number of steps they take on a daily basis. Together we will have to complete 1,804,178 steps to cover the 720 nautical miles, plus the 32 miles Shackleton had to walk in order to reach the Whaling Station.

On Thursday evening at 2000hrs, our officers and cadets turned out in force to show their appreciation to the NHS for all that is being done in the fight against COVID-19. Cadets put on their uniform, stood at the front of their homes and proudly saluted. This is something that we hope to do every Thursday.

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