Combined Cadet Force
The CCF exists to develop powers of leadership by promoting the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance.
Membership is compulsory for five terms but after NCO training, many pupils choose to remain in the CCF during the Sixth Form in leadership positions.
- basic naval knowledge
- sailing theory and practice
- chart work and navigation
- leadership tasks
There are also opportunities to sail and handle a power boat.
- map reading
- safe weapon handling
- fieldcraft and section tactics
These skills can lead to a basic or advanced proficiency.
- theory of flight
- aircraft recognition
When cadets are sufficiently skilled there are opportunities to go flying.
A small number each year are inspired to begin a career in the regular forces, although this is not a primary aim of CCF.