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21 October 2016

Trafalgar Night Dinner 2016

The Canford School CCF held their annual Trafalgar Night Dinner on Tuesday 18th October in Long Gallery and the Great Hall. It was a superb evening, attended by the officers, cadet NCOs, parents and grandparents to commemorate The Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805. The dinner and drinks were complemented by a fine speech from Rupert Talfourd-Cook who spoke about the life of men in Nelson’s navy and the hardships they faced.

OC Colonel James Coote DSO OBE Commander Headquarters South West joined staff and cadets for the dinner and awarded rank slides to the following cadets who were promoted:

           Royal Navy Section

  • Rupert Talfourd-Cook to Cadet Chief Petty Officer
  • Miles Stephenson to Cadet Chief Petty Officer
  • Maddie Kearns to Cadet Senior Leading Hand

Royal Marines

  • Matt Cook & Dan Foot to Cadet Colour Sergeant
  • Josh Bale, Cosmo Hamilton-Davies, Harry Dodd, David Bourne, Luke Johnson, Ned Vessey, Lucy Chapple, Sophie Nicholson & Alex Robertson to Cadet Corporal


  • Maddie Hobbs & Matt Kosinski to Cadet Colour Sergeant
  • Alex Eyre, Charlie Dixon, Brennan Dyball & Imo Young to Cadet Corporal

Many thanks to Colonel Coote and all those who contributed to making this such a memorable evening for our cadets.

For images from the event, please click here


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