National appointment for Eastbourne College’s Head of Combined Cadet Force

Eastbourne College | 14 Dec 2018 | ISC Icon HMC Icon
The College is delighted to announce that Colonel Anthony Lamb MBE DL (Deputy Head Co-Curricular) has been appointed as the new Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Colonel Cadets for the country from the start of next year.
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This is a new senior volunteer leader role that has been created in the Combined Cadet Force, initially focusing on the Army Section, that will strengthen the way the Army Cadets listen to the ideas and concerns of our volunteers and he will act as advisor on CCF matters to the MOD’s Cadet Branch.

Colonel Lamb’s involvement in the Army’s Cadets has spanned many roles, including roles as a contingent commander, a cadet commandant in Sussex and as Colonel Cadets for the South East region. He is a well-known member of the CCF across the country.

This time last year, Colonel Lamb attended an Investiture at Buckingham Palace where he was awarded an MBE by HRH the Prince of Wales recognising his outstanding achievements, personal bravery and services to the UK and Overseas Territories. Today’s announcement marks a well-deserved continuation of Colonel Anthony Lamb’s recognition for going the extra mile. Many congratulations indeed.

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About Eastbourne College

Eastbourne College is fortunate to be stunningly situated on the edge of Eastbourne, yards from the sea and the glorious South Downs National Park. Students can flourish in this wonderful setting with access to a safe town centre that allows them to become more independent but without the concerns or restrictions of isolated rural or urban schools. With around 620 pupils in the school, it is very much a community rather than an institution, where every child is known extremely well. Boys and girls, brothers and sisters, day pupils and boarders are totally involved in a school that believes wholeheartedly in co-education and a flexible boarding offer. Recently, the College's learning environment has been enhanced enormously by the completion of a £33 million redevelopment called Project 150 (see below for more detail).

The headmaster, Tom Lawson, believes that the most important aim is to produce good people who other people want to be with. Furthermore, he is a proponent of the blue health that the school's location offers, adopting a healthy learning for the future approach. Since he began his headship, he has introduced a new boarding lodge which caters for day pupils with occasional boarding needs, an annual biathlon / steeplechase which encompasses the South Downs National Park, and has furthered the work of the Eastbourne Schools Partnership, a community outreach project that accounts for 14,000 local school-children in the maintained sector. In July 2018, Mr Lawson and Head of Partnerships, Linda Salway, received the Education Business Awards Community Award, on behalf of Eastbourne College, for outstanding community partnering work.

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