Combined Cadet Force

At Shiplake the CCF comprises all three service sections: Army, Navy and RAF. We believe that involvement with the CCF helps pupils to develop superb teamwork, self-confidence and leadership skills and it is enormous fun. The CCF is open to all pupils from Year 10 onwards. The CCF training programme includes: shooting, physical training, first aid, fieldcraft, navigation, leadership, drill and teamwork. All sections undertake a Field Day each term and these normally involve an overnight stay followed by a day of activities at differing military establishments. There are regular flying days at nearby RAF Benson for those involved in the RAF section and the opportunity for all cadets to attend a week’s camp at the start of the summer holidays. Regular attendance at CCF is also a pre-requisite for attempting to gain the challenging and coveted Duke of Edinburgh’s award.