Army Day in Gatton Park

Gatton Park resembled and army camp on Sunday as the Army Cadet Force (ACF) had an ‘Army Day’ for pupils of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School. The event was arranged so that pupils could try out Army Cadet activities such as field craft, weaponry, drill, obstacle/endurance course and tug of war. A large number of pupils took part in the taster activities.

It is the start of the school term and pupils can choose to join the School’s Army Cadet Detachment as one of the many after-school activities on offer. The School’s Cadets are part of ‘B Company’ in Surrey ACF.

Headmaster Paul D Spencer Ellis said “This has been an excellent way for pupils to experience the type of activities they would participate in as a Cadet. The ACF is a popular after school activity and I would encourage more pupils to join as it is a great way to develop confidence, leadership and other key skills.”

On the same day, the School hosted the Big School Curry Lunch in Gatton Hall, an event that raises fund for the Army Benevolent Fund. The Guest Speaker was Col Ingrid Rolland, Assistant Commander 11 Infantry Brigade. Following the lunch Col Rolland presented the School’s ACF with an award in recognition of their excellent performance in their annual inspections.

15th September 2015

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