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Cadet Force at QE

Date Posted: 09/10/2015 | Posted In: Latest news

QE is proud to announce the foundation of a Combined Cadet Force within the College. Launched in September, the Combined Cadet Force is an exciting new initiative for students to develop employability and life skills.

Captain Steve Regan, the Contingent Commander at QE, explains:

‘Students who become cadets don’t necessarily need to aspire to a military career – all will benefit from what’s on offer. Membership of the Cadet Force will develop leadership and teamworking; will promote initiative, discipline, resourcefulness, self-reliance, endurance and perseverance. Cadets will benefit from military training expertise and the use of Armed Service facilities for camps, training weekends, visits and courses. There’ll be an extensive range of activities on offer such as orienteering, canoeing, adventure training, small bore and full bore shooting. Initially the contingent will be exclusively Army but it is hope that an RAF section will be developed in the future.’’

QE’s contingent will wear the Royal Corps of Signals cap badge and will be in partnership with Darlington School of Maths and Science, sharing the same Contingent Commander and Staff Sergeant Instructor.