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Many congratulations to our dedicated CCF staff members!

07 Oct 2022

We are delighted for Mrs Connor, Mr Monument and Mr Fairwood, who have each received well-deserved promotions by the Ministry of Defence for their service to Barney’s CCF.

They have been promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant Colonel, Major and Captain, respectively.

The trio possess 48 years’ collective service to the CCF as adult volunteers alongside their duties as teaching staff and Housemasters at our School, with Barney’s CCF boasting in excess of 200 cadets across our Army and Royal Air Force sections.

For Contingent Commander Lt Col Connor, the promotion coincides with her 20th anniversary of commissioned service to the Combined Cadet Force. During this time, she has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond and Platinum Jubilee medals, a Lord-Lieutenant Certificate for Meritorious Service and a Cadet Forces Long Service Medal with first clasp.

Major Monument and Captain Fairwood both received Lord-Lieutenant Certificates for Meritorious Service earlier this year too, for their outstanding commitment and invaluable contributions to the CCF.

Mr Jackson said: “Barney’s CCF has grown to become a popular co-curricular activity, which teaches young people important values and crucial life lessons. In the last two years alone, we have seen several cadets recognised as Master and Lord-Lieutenant cadets, as a direct result of their invaluable experiences at our School.

“I am delighted for all three of our staff, who devote a great deal of time and effort to solidifying our contingent’s position as one of our region’s leading units, and these latest achievements are fully deserved.”

Lt Col Connor added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the CCF, no more so than at Barney where it is a major part of School life and continues to thrive year-on-year.

“I am delighted to celebrate such a significant landmark in my career with this latest promotion alongside both Mr Monument and Mr Fairwood, whose commitment and loyal support of the contingent is second to none, for which I, and the wider School community, are very grateful.”