Combined Cadet Force


Writhlington School CCF was established in 2003 and currently has over 70 cadets. The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a voluntary youth organisation in schools and colleges sponsored and administered by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). CCF units, known as contingents, may comprise of up to four Service sections, Army, Royal Air Force (RAF), Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Marines (RM). Writhlington currently operates a very successful Army Section.

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) has been recognised as a first class, extra curricular activity for the development of young people and particularly to provide exciting opportunities for teenaged cadets to exercise responsibly and learn leadership skills in a disciplined environment.

Through structured, military themed and adventurous activities, cadets take responsibility and develop the qualities of self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance, perseverance and a clear understanding of service to their country and their community. These are personal qualities which will remain of value throughout the cadets’ lives and will undoubtedly assist in the early stages of their chosen careers.

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Cadets in action