MALVERN College Combined Cadet Force (CCF) has triumphed in two key annual competitions that test military skill.

The Infantry Section, made up of boys and girls, won the Best CCF Cup at the recent Military Skills Competition, following a 48-hour exercise in Nescliff, Shropshire.

The college's Royal Marine section was runner-up, by half a point, in the Pringle Trophy Competition at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon.

Nine boys from the college completed tests including camouflage, navigation and observation patrol and came through a renowned Royal Marine endurance test.

Barry Brown, School Staff Instructor Sergeant Major for Malvern College CCF, said the Infantry Section had last won the Best CCF Cup in the early 1990s and usually finished about halfway against about 25 teams.

He said both the Infantry and Marines teams had fully deserved their success.

"The success of these teams is down to the cadets. We train them but they have to do it themselves," he said. "It's been a very successful year and it's all down to their efforts."