La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School

CCF Cadets attend the annual Soldering on Awards 2023

CCF Cadets attend the annual Soldering on Awards 2023


On Wednesday 27th September Our CCF Cadets were given the opportunity to attend the annual prestigious Soldering awards, held at The Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge.  This is the 13th Year of the event held annually to celebrate outstanding achievements within the whole Armed Forces community, and contributions made by members. The event showcased 12 different categories, in which a winner was announced in each. Along with entertainment, speeches and live performances.

The event was hosted by Presenter and Journalist Jeremy Vine. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Johnny Mercer MP, opened the awards announcement and spoke about the theme surrounding this year’s event. 

Also speaking and in attendance on the night were Chief of Defence People, Vice Admiral Phil Hally CB MBE, Soldiering On Awards Co-Chair of Judges, General the Lord Dannatt GCB, CBE, MC, DL, Lt Col Ren Kapur MBE, Chief Executive of X-Forces Enterprise and Soldiering on Awards, with video link appearances by adventurer Bear Grylls OBE, pilot and astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG and ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ Chief Instructor Billy Billingham.

The CCF Cadets had a great time, it was an amazing event, they enjoyed meeting all officers from different forces.