Group Captain Roger Simon with two cadets.Cadets from St Paul’s School for Girls Combined Cadet Force (SPG CCF) proudly demonstrated their skills at their first Biennial Inspection.

Held at the school’s premises in Birmingham – with future cadets and parents invited to watch – the cadets were inspected by Group Captain Roger Simon, Regional Commandant Air Cadets (Wales & West).

First aid, STEM, drill, archery, radio communications, flight simulators and field craft skills were demonstrated by their eager cadets, who were keen to display their knowledge and encourage other students to benefit from joining their contingent.

“The Biennial was an amazing event, it was full of engaging activities such as leadership courses, radio communication and basic first aid training. All the visitors, future cadets and parents, were able to participate. Even Group Captain Simon took a shot at archery!” said Cadet Kesik.

Cadets taking part in activities.

Cadet Lance Corporal Gorgol similarly enjoyed the day, adding: “It was a wonderful day; we introduced the parents to our team and all kinds of activities we do here. It was an honour to host Group Captain Roger Simon and present our abilities as a CCF.

“We spent time communicating to both the parents and potential future cadets what it would be like to participate in basic drill, STEM, field craft and many more activities, encouraging them to become a part of our St Paul’s family in the future.”

With their cadet numbers increasing, SPG CFF currently have over 150 cadets parading.  Their cadets take part in adventure training, annual camps, and flying and gliding alongside their studies.

Group Captain Roger Simon trying his hand at Archery.As well as offering unique physical experiences the CCF helps young people to develop in confidence through leadership activities, and enhance their social skills, teamwork and gain vocational qualifications.

Find out more about SPG CCF and their activities.

Learn more about the Combined Cadet Forces and the Cadet Expansion Programme.


Published 15/11/2022