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December 19th 2016

New banner for Heanor based Combined Cadet Force

Heanor Gate Science College Combined Cadet Force on parade without a banner

Heanor Gate Science College Combined Cadet Force on parade without a banner

An anonymous donor has provided an early Christmas present for Heanor Gate Science College Combined Cadet Force (CCF) by buying their first ever banner.

The CCF based at the Heanor Gate Science College has been going since 2013 but had been unable to afford a banner with its own crest on to display at parades and other formal event.

The lack of a banner at the recent Remembrance Day commemorations led to the parent of one of the cadets taking to Facebook in a bid to raise the around £1,000 they needed to have their own banner created.

One kind hearted benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, came forward and pledged all of the money the CCF needed.

Flight Lieutenant Miriam Watson, the Contingent Commander of Heanor Gate CCF and the Director of Vocational Learning at Heanor Gate Science College, said: “On the most recent Remembrance Parade we were the only unit parading who did not have a banner.

“In future the banner of Heanor Gate CCF will fly proudly alongside those of all organisations thanks to this wonderfully kind donation.

“We’d like to thank the person who made the kind gesture and we’re looking forward to parading with our new banner in 2017.”

Heanor Gate Science College CCF was created as part of the Government’s pledge to create 100 units in schools as part of its Cadet Expansion Programme and will be one of 500 schools to have an in-house CCF by 2020.

“In future the banner of Heanor Gate CCF will fly proudly alongside those of all organisations thanks to this wonderfully kind donation."