Combined Cadet Force
The Combined Cadet Force is a voluntary Thursday afternoon activity open to boys in the Lower Fifth and above. The overriding aim of training in the CCF is to develop leadership, teamwork; initiative and self-reliance which helps the boys become more confident and independent.
The CCF at Warwick comprises Army and RAF sections, one of which the boys elect to join after a year of initial general training in the L5. Each section carries out its own training on Thursday afternoons but also undertake joint activities, including adventurous training and target shooting. Each Easter a group of cadets and staff go for a week’s activities in the Lake District. Activities include hill walking, rock climbing, sailing, canoeing and mountain biking. Target shooting takes place each lunchtime in our own 15 metre indoor range under expert guidance.
The Army section has Infantry, Signals and Engineer sections which operate on Thursdays. The CCF offers camps each summer holiday for a week’s training at a regular army training camp run by the Army Cadet Training Teams. In addition we offer our own training exercise at Nesscliffe training camp each October half term.
The RAF section offers the chance to get air experience, flying in both gliders and powered tutor aircraft, which can lead to cadets gaining their own pilots licence. The RAF Section also offers the opportunity of a week’s summer camp at an RAF Station, where they have further flying training, leadership and team-building activities and guided visits to squadrons on the host station.