The Conabor Sword was donated by former pupils of Ealing College to be awarded to the member of the CCF who, in the opinion of CCF staff, was the most deserving.
This year, the Sword was awarded to an outstanding junior NCO, who ran a whole term's training for Lower Fifth cadets, preparing them for their Advanced Infantry certificate practical test in the field.
Alex also performed very well on a Junior NCO training course run last October by a consortium of local schools. He volunteered for the challenging Exercise Winter's Bite IV in February half term, where in freezing and wet conditions, senior cadets conducted a series of patrols and attacks. Command roles were rotated, and Alex was allocated the post of second-in-command for the final attack, storming a warehouse complex to rescue a hostage. He proved to be a decisive and determined leader who urged his fire team on to success. Alex exemplifies all the values which the CCF stands for.