CAVC Combined Cadet Force holds its first Regimental Headdress Parade

13 Jun 2019

Cardiff and Vale College’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF) has held its first Regimental Headdress Parade at its headquarters at the College’s Barry Campus.

The cadets were inspected by Captain Nigel Stokes of 157 Regiment, the Royal Logistics Corps, which is the CCF’s affiliated regiment, on a parade marking the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Captain Stokes presented each cadet with the blue beret and cap badge of the Royal Logistics Corps.

CAVC Public Services Lecturer and CCF Contingent Commander Tom Jones said: “CAVC CCF has held its first Regimental Headdress Parade. Each cadet has worked hard on their military bearing, turnout, marksmanship and team work skills to presented with the Regimental Headdress; the blue beret and Royal Logistics Corps cap badge.

“Berets form an identity of family, tradition and respect and now each cadet has earned their place among the ranks of the Royal Logistics Corps.

“The cadets parade weekly as an enrichment activity that promotes and develops leadership, teamwork, responsibility and self-confidence in addition to them gaining nationally recognised qualifications. Our next big event will be a week-long residential camp at Penally Barracks in West Wales, where the cadets will take part in a military exercise, marksmanship and adventure activities plus military-themed competitions with 300 over cadets from all over the UK.”

Captain Stokes said: “As the CAVC CCF affiliated Regiment, 157 Regiment, the Royal Logistic Corps was invited to take part in the CAVC CCF Cap Badge presentation held on 5 June 2019. I was most grateful to have been appointed the Inspecting Officer to represent the Regiment on this most prestigious of events in the cadets calendar to date.

“The cadets showed that they are clearly very proud of being a member of the Combined Cadet Force and were immaculately turned out for the parade.

“It was a privilege and honour to be able to present the cadets with their Royal Logistic Corps headdress on what was a very poignant day, with the UK marking the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Seeing the cadets wearing their Berets with beaming pride, CAVC CCF should be congratulated on all the hard work they have undertaken to achieve the standard of military training displayed.

“I would finally like to welcome all the cadets of CAVC CCF to the Royal Logistic Corps family and I look forward to watching the RLC CCF detachment grow from strength to strength over the coming years.”