On May 17 2012, Old Pocklingtonian Lt Col Tom Wagstaff from The Yorkshire Regiment, visited Pocklington School to carry out the Biennial Inspection of the CCF.
After inspecting the Guard of Honour, the Colonel took the salute as the Senior Cadets marched off. After lunch with the Headmaster, the Colonel was escorted around the training activities by Cadet CSM John Micklem-Cooper. The training programme involved a wide selection of the activities that cadets experience during their time with the CCF.
At the final parade, Lt Col Wagstaff presented the Brigade First Aid trophies to Cadet Georgina Lloyd and Flt Sgt Jake Galley, respective winners of the Cadet Team and the Young Adult competitions held at Otterburn in Northumbria in May 2012. He then spoke to the cadets and cadet NCOs commenting on how he was immensely impressed by the range of activities, the enthusiasm, behaviour and rapport of the cadets and the leadership and knowledge of the NCOs.
Wg Cdr Mike Evans, Officer Commanding, Pocklington School CCF, commented “Congratulations must go to the cadets and cadet NCOs whose magnificent contributions and enthusiastic and committed efforts enabled the day to go so well and gave the Inspecting Officer such a good impression of themselves and of Pocklington School CCF. They can all be very proud.”