CADETS at Wycliffe College were inspected by Lieutenant General Tim Evans, who has served in Afghanistan, on Wednesday morning.

LT Gen Evans was welcomed to the school as cadets carried out a drill as part of the inspection.

The officer inspected a thirty strong, very smart Guard of Honour – commander CSM Jonny Day.

Toben Ronald, 16, a pupil and cadet at the school said: “We have done a few practices leading up to Lieutenant General Tim Evans inspection so I would say we all feel prepared.”

Prior to LT General Evans arrival, Lucy Haynes, 15, said: “I feel slightly nervous because we need to do well.

“To get a pass today would make us all feel good knowing we have achieved something.”

Five cadets presented a PowerPoint presentation on the schools CCF discussing their aims, aspirations and achievements before lunch sitting down for lunch.

At the end of lunch Gen Evans, originally from Iserlohn, Germany, gave a brief farewell talk putting a strong emphasises on the value of being in the cadets and not being afraid to take on a challenge.

Generally he was very impressed with what he saw and heard.

A spokesman at the school said: “It was a pity that General Evans could not stay for the whole day, but it was an honour and privilege to have him as our Biennial Inspecting Officer.

“Overall it was a very successful day.”