RAF Combined Cadet Force
The Combined Cadet Force is a Ministry of Defence sponsored youth organisation in the United Kingdom. The cadet expansion programme (CEP) is now currently in 400 schools and is expected to rise to 500 next year under this programme. There are currently 50 schools in our catchment area. The general size or the CCF is approximately 41000 Cadets with 9500 Adult volunteers. (As of 2018)
For further information on the CCF please follow this link: https://combinedcadetforce.org.uk/
Note: It is not a recruiting tool for the Armed Forces.
- To challenge themselves both physically and mentally
- Gain life skills and Qualifications
- Bolster their academic skills
- Learn how Discipline is vital
- Gain Leadership skills and put them into practice
- Improve Confidence and self-awareness
- Learn the importance of Team Work
- To prepare the cadet for real-world work life
- Opportunity to develop military skills including marksmanship, first aid, map reading
How to Join?
Joining the CCF programme is a big commitment. It is not an ‘attend when you want to’ club. You are expected to uphold the highest of standards every day in school. Hard work and effort within the Cadet force will give you the opportunity to enhance progression in all areas of your life. – Plt Off Hall
Application forms can be obtained from the CCF office.
Why have you joined the CCF?
"I found it inspirational"
"I wanted to learn new skills"
"To help me with my confidence"
"My parents believe in what the CCF can offer and their military principles"
"To add to my CV to help me stand out when applying for post 16, University and future jobs"
"To be part of a team"
To prepare me for the work environment when I leave education
Has it changed you?
"It has helped me gain more confidence"
"I am not scared of failure any more, I just try harder next time"
"I appreciate the need to work with others"
"It's been very challenging but lots of fun"
"I feel a sense of achievement"
"It has changed my aspirational goals"
Frequently Asked Questions