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The Duke of York's Royal Military School

A co-educational boarding school for students aged 11-18

Prestige and Precision: Wolfe House Wins Inter-House Drill Competition

Wolfe House emerged victorious in the annual Inter-House Drill Competition, earning the prestigious privilege of Trooping the Colour on Grand Day.

The judging panel, consisting of Chelsea Pensioners Patrick Callaghan, David Goodwin, Albert Weastell, Brian Rolfe, and William Knowles, meticulously assessed performances in five categories: Inspection, Turnings, Quick Time, Slow Time, and March Past.

Students from Years 8 to 13, representing their Houses, enthusiastically participated, culminating in a grand parade led by the School's military band. Maddie, the Junior Under Officer of Wolfe House, proudly accepted the Drill Competition Shield, securing the esteemed role of leading Trooping the Colour during the magnificent Grand Day celebration in July. Clive claimed second place, with Marlborough taking third.

Roberts House shone in the Inspection Phase, earning the title of Best Turned Out Guard. Junior Under Officer Louise was honoured with the Baroness Thatcher Sword of Honour, recognised as the most outstanding Junior Under Officer of the Year by her peers.

Notable recognition extended to Year 8 students exhibiting exemplary conduct: Zenar (Alanbrooke), Osi (Marlborough), Katelyn (Wolfe), Lavenia (Clive), Lucas (Wellington), Archie (Wolseley), Andrew (Roberts), Ronik (Kitchener), and Jona (Haig) all receiving good conduct stripes.

Col Powell OBE, Regimental Secretary of the PWRR, presented good conduct medals to outstanding individuals: silver to Chief School Prefect Brett and bronze to Senior Prefects Blessing and Louise, as well as Senior Under Officer Joanna.

For images of the event, please click here.