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"The CCF at Pate's provides me with un-rivalled opportunities to develop my leadership skills, the responsibility is real and I am exceptionally proud of the section I lead. I have learnt so many 'life skills' along the way." (Year 13 Pupil)

Combined Cadet Force

There are CCF contingents in over 500 secondary schools all over the UK, offering young people a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities.

Our aim is to enable the development of personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline. Each CCF is an educational partnership between the school and the Ministry of Defence, and a CCF may include Royal Navy/Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force sections.

Want to learn to sail, learn to live in the field, to shoot, complete an obstacle course, experience adventurous training and expeditions, learn to glide and experience flying, and alongside all of that, make an incredible group of friends?

The CCF offers life changing experiences that no other extra-curricular activity can match. Joining the CCF provides so many opportunities to challenge yourself, develop your skills, and work as part of a team.



Becoming a cadet within the CCF can be a life-changing experience. Being a cadet will give you the opportunity to take part in a huge range of exciting and adventurous, military-themed activities. There is something for everyone.

Whichever Service section you join (Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force), you will quickly build important skills like teamwork, confidence and self-discipline, as well as having the opportunity to take on leadership roles. CCF offers you a chance to get to know a wide-range of people from across the school, and work together to take on new challenges. Whatever your academic ability, CCF can give you the chance to shine.

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