Just before the Summer break, staff and a cadet from our Combined Cadet Force Section had the honour of attending a reception at St James’s Palace and the unexpected delight of meeting His Majesty the King!
The invitation to attend was extended owing to the excellent work in setting up Southmoor’s Cadet Section, which attracted support from The Prince of Wales Charitable fund.
Luke Maven, a student at the Sixth Form, said: “This was an absolute highlight of my cadet career and life so far, it was great to hear people speak of the amazing work happening up and down the country and even more amazing to know that Southmoor was a small part of that larger jigsaw. Meeting His Majesty is not something I’ll forget in a hurry!”.
Southmoor Academy Combined Cadet Force is a part of the wider UK Cadet Forces with amazing opportunities such as flying, gliding and international exchanges available. They parade every Monday evening from 15:30 to 17:35 in Southmoor House.
If you’d like more information on SMA CCF, please visit the Section.