THE COMBINED CADET FORCE
The Combined Cadet Force has been a great source of pride to the College since it was founded in 1902.
Membership is optional and open to all students in Year 10 and above. After initial training, cadets serve in the Army Signals, RAF or Navy Sections. The CCF offers students a chance to develop leadership skills, engage in a variety of challenging pursuits and enjoy a special sense of team spirit and camaraderie. The CCF forms the official Guard of Honour at many States functions.
All cadets complete field craft and self-reliance exercises and may use these for their DoE Award if they are registered. Students learn to fire the full bore rifles and classify using the small bore rifles in the indoor range. The best shooters attend Bisley in July and other competitions during the year. All cadets can attend Adventure Training, local expeditions (including to Jersey), march and shoot competitions and orienteering in the UK. The most Senior Cadets have the opportunity of exchange trips with Canadian Cadets.
The Royal Navy Section runs activities afloat, including rowing, sailing and power boating using the College’s power boats and the Sail Training Trust facilities. Students should gain RYA Level 2 or higher awards and also get the opportunity to attend sailing competitions in the UK.
The Royal Air Force section train for their Part One and Two exams and use the RAF Volunteer Gliding schools and RAF bases in the UK for air experience. Cadets also get the chance to attend RAF central camps where air experience can be gained on powered trainers such as the Bulldog.
The Army Section continues with field craft exercises and also complete VHF/UHF radio work.
Cadets are encouraged and supported in gaining DoE Awards, SJA First Aid Awards and RLSS Bronze Medallion.