Combined Cadet Force Case Studies

Combined Cadet Force Case Studies

  • 02/05/2021 11:59:00
Signaller Keane Smirthwaite (ex Brompton Academy CCF) I signed up to the Brompton Academy CCF in mid-2014; I was only 13 at the time. I joined seeking new experiences, challenges, discipline and also to have some fun with my friends. Starting cadets was obviously a bit intimidating at the start, being surrounded by senior cadets and soldiers (Full time, Reserve & ex-forces). However, over the five years as a cadet, being surrounded by these people and fantastic inst...
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Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School CCF - Sergeant Wins National First Aid Award

Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School CCF - Sergeant Wins National First Aid Award

  • 25/04/2021 11:58:00
Cadet Sergeant Anna Smith has recently tested her First Aid skills in a traumatic real-life experience; in which her confidence, maturity and courage allowed her to put into practice what she has learned from a range of First Aid courses in the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Such quick-thinking and a calm approach led to her receiving national recognition in the form of the prestigious Combined Cadet Force Association (CCFA) National Meritorious First Aid Award. Together with he...
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Winchester CCF – Exercise ‘Winchester’ Megiddo

Winchester CCF – Exercise ‘Winchester’ Megiddo

  • 18/04/2021 11:56:00
Due to current restrictions, the trip to Bramley Training Area had to be cancelled. However, the CCF quickly established a contingency plan to be held on Winchester College grounds – and Exercise ‘Winchester’ Megiddo was born.  The first day of the exercise began with all four sections of the Winchester College CCF represented. The Royal Navy Section joined in with the green skills due to their limited numbers, with the top three years of the Royal M...
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1st Sea Lord Cadet – A first at Reigate Grammar School

1st Sea Lord Cadet – A first at Reigate Grammar School

  • 11/04/2021 11:54:00
For the first time in the history of Reigate Grammar School, a Cadet from the Royal Navy has been awarded 1st Sealord Cadet. Petty Office Esther will be vested on board HMS Victory (If COVID-19 restrictions allows) and will take up their duties for the year to come. Holding the honour of 1st Sealord Cadet is an important one, as Esther will be invited to high profile events to represent the Royal Navy section. We are truly delighted for her and wish her all the best for the y...
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Reddam House CCF – The Walk to Pegasus

Reddam House CCF – The Walk to Pegasus

  • 04/04/2021 11:53:00
Reddam House Combined Cadet Force were set the challenge of walking from Reddam House in Berkshire to Pegasus Bridge in 16 hours (split over two days), a total distance of 171 miles for the Royal British Legion. Thanks to 4 RIFLES who lent the contingent two tread mills, and to the Band and Bugles who provided two Buglers to kick off the event.   As the clock ticked down to 1000hrs, the Buglers (Rifleman Graham and Rifleman Churchill) played the Advance and the cha...
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