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QE cadets climb to victory

Date Posted: 09/12/2016 | Posted In: Latest news

Cadets from QE have been victorious in the North East Tri-Service Cadet Climbing Competition held at Simonside Wall, South Shields.

QE’s Combined Cadet Force competed against over 100 other climbers from various Sea Cadet, Army Cadet and Air Cadet units across the region and they won the trophy for the best over 17 climbing team. QE student Jack Overfield also won individual gold, for taking first place in the over 17 category.

Captain Steve Regan, who is also a teacher at QE, comments “All of the QE cadets who took part climbed extremely well and enjoyed the competition. This was a great achievement as it is the first time the new contingent has taken part in a competition. Well done to all the cadets who took part.”

QE’s Combined Cadet Force is growing in popularity and is open to all students at the College. The Cadet Force benefits from military training expertise and the use of service facilities for camps, training weekends, visits and courses including orienteering, canoeing and adventure training. QE’s contingent currently wear the Royal Corps of Signals cap badge