NEWS

JANUARY 23RD 2018

Priory Combined Cadet Force gets new training facilities

The new training facility being delivered

The new training facility being delivered

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) at Priory Academy LSST has added a new training facility in order to better support the growing number of cadets within the school.

Charlie Thompson, the Contingent Commander and also a teacher in the school explained: “We intend to use the new training facility to hold a library of resources ready and waiting for our cadets to learn from. A third of the space will be used as an office as well as us also using the area as a radio room when required.”

Every Tuesday night over 200 cadets parade at Priory Academy LSST, it is one of the largest CCF units in the East Midlands.

The CCF at Priory Academy LSST was founded in the nineties and has only grown in popularity since its creation.

The new training facility at Priory school

The new training facility at Priory school

A CCF is school based cadet unit that only takes pupils as members but can have Navy, Royal Marine, Army and RAF sections.

Charlie Thompson continued: “We really needed this new training facility because there simply isn’t space for all of the cadet resources we need in the school.”

Army and Air Force sections make up the CCF at Priory Academy LSST.

Thanks to the popularity of the CCF unit at Priory Academy LSST, the school has in the last 12 months helped to establish sister CCF units at Priory Witham and Priory City of Lincoln who are all part of the same school federation.

The latest units were established as part of the Cadet Expansion Programme that aims to set up 500 cadet units in state schools by 2020.

“We intend to use the new training facility to hold a library of resources ready and waiting for our cadets to learn from. A third of the space will be used as an office as well as us also using the area as a radio room when required.”