Shrewsbury School

Success for CCF cadets

Monday 20 May 2019

Fourth Form CCF cadets Issie Urquhart and Eve Llewellyn and Sixth Formers James Weir and Chad Usher have all achieved notable success in recent weeks. Congratulations to them all.


 Issie Urquhart and Eve Llewellyn have both been awarded coveted places on a six-week CCF exchange to Canada this summer. They will spend most of the holidays in Canada doing expedition work and honing their leadership and outdoor skills as guests of the Royal Canadian Army.


James Weir is one or our keenest CCF Royal Marine cadets (and also took part in the Royal Canadian Army exchange last summer). He was awarded Best Cadet on his Cadet Leadership Course in Barrybuddon in Scotland during the Easter holidays. This involved an intensive week of military and adventurous activities and James represented the School very well.

Chad Usher has been selected to attend officer training with the British Army having successfully passed a three-day Army Officer Selection Board event. This is an unusual achievement for an 18-year-old, as most entrants to Sandhurst are graduates and not school leavers.

Chad has had a very full career at school: he has led the CCF Army competition teams to various competition wins, been President of the Beekeeping Society, has organised meetings for Christian Forum and been Secretary General of this year’s Shrewsbury Model United Nations Conference. And if he is not busy enough, he has also been a praeposter and volunteer swarm collector for the local Beekeeping Association.

Chad Usher with Jasmine Lo and the swarm of bees they caught this week

For his all-round contribution to the extra-curricular life of the School, Chad will be awarded the Societies and Activities Leadership Prize on Speech Day.

Lt Col Nick David
Director of Activities

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