Rockwood Academy’s Year 8, 9 and 10 Combined Cadet Force (CCF) students visited Windsor Castle on the 2nd May 2019.
The trip was designed to highlight the traditions of the Armed Forces and to show the Cadets why the armed forces act and conduct themselves in a disciplined manor.
The student cadets witnessed the Royal Scottish Regiment take over from the Welsh in a traditional changing of the guard. The oncoming guard marched into the castle grounds preceded by the Band of the Royal Scottish Regiment whilst the outgoing guard marched individual soldiers from the oncoming guard to various points around the castle.
The trip was steeped in history, with the student cadets having the opportunity to visit the state rooms, where they were able to experience priceless works of art and a glimpse into Queen Elizabeth II’s residence when she stays at Windsor. Following this, they had the opportunity to witness the Queen’s Swans.
Capt Delroy Tucker, who organised the visit to Windsor Castle, is planning more activities for Rockwood Academy’s CCF contingent including a visit to the Tower of London as well as working with the contingent commander to recruit musicians for the Rockwood CCF band.
This was an excellent opportunity for Rockwood Academy’s cadets to explore how their CORE values translate into real life situations such as the Armed Forces traditions and values.