Archive - Combined Cadet Force

Presentation to WO Hathaway

November 21st 2019

New Warrant Officer flying high at Heanor Gate CCF

Flight Sergeant Tom Hathaway was delighted by the surprise announcement and was presented with his new rank slides by Squadron Leader Jim Coupland from Headquarters Air Cadets. The Biennial Review was undertaken by Sqn Ldr Coupland, who had the opportunity to take part in the many skills stands run by the Cadets.  These included First […]

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October 11th 2019

First fieldcraft experience for CCF recruits

Exercise First Bite saw 120 newly recruited Cadets attend their first field-based training exercise. The two-day event organised by Brooke Weston Trust CCF, provided introductory training for the cadets in fieldcraft, camouflage and concealment, basic patrol skills, navigation (using map and compass), first aid, cadet air rifle, a night patrol plus a light and noise […]

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Crown swords and Sir Andrew

July 30th 2019

New Award for Top Newark Cadet

The Sir Andrew Pulford Award for Excellence was presented to Cadet Corporal Clarice Dixon for being the best Cadet at Magnus Academy in Newark. Clarice said: “I’m honoured to receive the Sir Andrew Pulford award for Excellence, especially from Sir Andrew Pulford himself. The CCF at Magnus C of E Academy has been an excellent […]

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Daria and the pilot during her Air Experience Flight 2

May 2nd 2019

Daria is flying high in the Cadets

Cadet Daria Murariu, aged 15, is a student at the Magnus Academy in Newark and also goes to the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) based there, she joined the Cadets five months ago, has already had her first air experience flight and believes she is learning a lot from the Cadets. Daria explained: “I have gained […]

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The RAF Section at King's

March 1st 2019

My life as an Air Cadet

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) which is made up of Navy, Army or RAF sections has a significant impact within a school but what kind of effect does it have on a pupil and how do the experiences they have in the CCF help them get a head-start in life? Cadet Flight Sergeant Aaron Trevor […]

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September 17th 2018

Five year success for a Northamptonshire CCF

Brooke Weston Trust is a multi-academy trust in Northamptonshire and currently has 70 cadets training each week to develop valuable new personal and team skills. The UK’s Cadet Forces are among the most successful youth organisations in the world, with a long history of developing young people’s team-working skills, confidence levels and ability to solve […]

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Nick Foster

September 21st 2017

Focus On: The new Chairman of East Midlands RFCA’s Lincolnshire County Committee – Nick Foster

He is taking over the role from (Lt Col Rtd) Ron Gatepain who stood down at the committee’s last meeting in March. Each county has a committee. The role of the committee is to communicate the RFCA’s message of supporting Reserve Forces and Cadets as well as engaging with their local communities. The committees include […]

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September 19th 2017

Cadet 17 and Battle of Britain Sunday – Weekend round-up 18/9/17

Each year cadets from all of the forces come together for the event in a bid to gain bragging rights at Nottingham High School. A full report from the event will be online shortly. On Sunday cadets from across the region were back out in force to commemorate the Battle of Britain. Events were held […]

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Principal Tim Croft and Lt Col Keith Spiers with cadets from the school's cadet unit

September 12th 2017

Sutton school signs Armed Forces Covenant

Sutton Community Academy, based on High Pavement, set up an Army themed Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in September 2016 to provide another way for students to gain practical skills outside of their academic studies such as the ability to work as a team and organise activities independently. Although the school does not currently employ any […]

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Sutton Academy CCF on summer camp

September 7th 2017

Sutton school pledges support for the Armed Forces

The school set up an Army themed Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in September 2016 to provide another way for students to gain practical skills outside of their academic studies such as the ability to work as a team and organise activities independently. Although the school does not currently employ any reservists, it does have a number […]

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