Cadets were on their toes when the region’s top soldier arrived for their annual inspection.
The 145 strong Combined Cadet Force at Chester’s historic Kings School came under the eagle eye of Brigadier Bill Aldridge, Commander 42 (North West) Brigade.
The cadets earned an inspection from the brigadier on the basis of their outstanding record.
Brig Aldridge was welcomed by headmaster Chris Ramsey, and the contingent commander Sqn Leader Karen Shapland.
After inspecting the guard of honour and also the cadet’s military band, which provided the music, the brigade commander held a conference and then spent the morning visiting all the unit’s activities including map and compass work, signals, first aid, observation tests and many other team challenges.
The morning concluded with a march on and highly commendable words of praise from the brigadier.
The visit concluded with a buffet lunch.
Senior cadets were included and the brigade commander had the opportunity to speak to them all.
The school says their Army and RAF badged cadets can all be very proud of themselves for their fine display on the day.