The Cardiff and Vale College's Combined Cadet Force was inspected by the Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan.

Morfudd Meredith, the Lord-Lieutenant, recently paid a visit to the college's Barry Campus, where she inspected the cadets on parade.

In the event, the Lord-Lieutenant was accompanied by a number of individuals including Officer Commanding Cadets Wales Major Mark Teesdale, Captain Nigel Stokes of the Royal Logistics Corps' 157 Regiment, the college's principal Sharon James-Evans, chair of governors Geraint Evans, and Jane Hutt, the Vale of Glamorgan MS, chief whip and Trefnydd.

Morfudd Meredith, the Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, expressed her satisfaction with the cadet unit.

She said: "I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the Cardiff and Vale College, Barry Campus and in particular the Combined Cadet Force.

"The cadets are a credit to their unit and I was pleased to speak with each of them and to learn a little about their cadet experiences and their future aspirations."

The Lord-Lieutenant also appreciated the warm welcome she received from everyone at the college.

She said: "I am grateful for the warm welcome I received from the chair of the college’s governors, principal, staff and pupils and for the discussion regarding the exciting plans for the future of the college.

"I send best wishes for the continued success of the Cardiff and Vale College and the Combined Cadet Force."

Vale of Glamorgan MS Jane Hutt expressed her delight at being part of the occasion and said: "I was very pleased to be able to join Cardiff and Vale College and congratulate their Combined Cadets Force.

"It was a great honour to welcome the King’s Lord Lieutenant Morfudd Meredith and military guests, honouring the college and the town by playing such an important role in our community."

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) at Cardiff and Vale College offers numerous benefits to the students.

They get to take part in various challenges and activities, go on expeditions within the UK as well as abroad, and attend an annual camp with cadets from other educational establishments.

Furthermore, the college's Army Proficiency Certificate syllabus teaches cadets invaluable life and leadership skills, which can prove extremely beneficial in their future occupation or education.

Principal Sharon James-Evans spoke highly of the importance of the CCF at the college.

She said: "Being a cadet at CAVC means so much more than participating in parades – it teaches invaluable life skills that can be transferred to any career path or situation.

"The Lord-Lieutenant’s visit provided an excellent opportunity to show the King’s representative in South Glamorgan the excellent work our CCF does in preparing young people in the region for any challenge that may face them in the future."