On Sunday 21st May, 23 CCF Leavers ended their CCF service after 4 years of hard work and dedicated volunteering within the Fettes Contingent. The Parade and chapel were an opportunity to formally acknowledge their commitment. Colonel Anthony Phillips (51 Brigade) was the Guest Speaker for the event, providing an opportunity for a salute to the right, a fantastic address within Chapel and a formal inspection in front of the main building. The event was watched by over 40 proud parents who observed some great drill movements, the Pipe Band and the iconic “Throwing of the TOS’s” (Tam o’ Shanters). The event finished with an informal lunch and a chance for family photos at the war memorial. Colonel Phillips addressed the whole school on leadership, opportunities and a history of the Cadet organisation. The departure of the Leavers allowed the incoming L6 leaders to take over, RSM Iona McN took the helm and delivered her first orders as Regimental Sergeant Major.
The CCF staff couldn’t be more proud of this cohort of U6 leavers, they have revolutionised the CCF during their final command year; the introduction of “The Challenge”, a new format of the Overnight exercise and welcomed the new School Staff Instructor, Mr Monair.
Mr Rowlands says: “Good luck with all your future endeavours, I hope the skills you have developed during your time in the Cadets serve you well.”