On Friday 28 April, Whitgift Combined Cadet Force was inspected by Major Nick Martin, of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Having inspected the Guard of Honour and the Corps of Drums, he then observed a range of training activities, including kayaking, air rifle shooting, the climbing wall, the obstacle course, laser shot gun shooting, the RAF flight simulator and Emergency First Aid.There was also an arena display with tug of war and obstacle course race finals, a very spirited Platoon Attack display and Beating Retreat by the Corps of Drums.
Many Old Whitgiftians came back to support the AGI, including alumni serving in the Regular Armed Forces, and Dr Ollie Stoten, who was part of a six-man team of British Army Reserves who skied unsupported to the geographic South Pole, in 2016.
Major Martin praised the enthusiasm of the cadets, the vast array of activities and the excellent support from staff and Old Whitgiftians. He was also impressed with the success of the partnerships with Thomas More Catholic School and St Andrew’s CE School.