Archive - Combined Cadet Force


November 3rd 2023

Inspirational Cadets, Volunteers and Reserves celebrated at Lord-Lieutenants’ Awards

Long-serving volunteers with almost 60 years’ experience and outgoing and newly appointed Lord-Lieutenants’ Cadets have also been given their moment in the spotlight for extraordinary achievements. Services for Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland all took place in October, each led by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant. All of the ceremonies were supported or facilitated by […]

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June 29th 2022

Over 1000 took part in Northampton Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Parade

Some 1150 Cadets and Adult Volunteers representing the Services from across the area joined the parade through Northampton town centre, with a Guard formed by Reservists from 118 Recovery Company, 103 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. All 12 Combined Cadet Forces (CCF) from Northamptonshire were involved, together with the local See Cadet Corps training […]

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November 26th 2021

Combined Cadet Force from The King’s School, Grantham, on field exercise

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) at the all-boys The King’s School, Grantham, is like many others in having both an Army section and an RAF section. At King’s, they make the most of the talents of both teams of instructors, and work together to ensure the Cadets get the best experience of both. In total, […]

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November 12th 2021

East Midlands Cadets in Armistice Day Parade at the Cenotaph

Armistice Day is held on the 11th November itself, the date the fighting stopped in World War One. A two-minute silence is held at 11am, the time the ceasefire started in 1918. Last year’s Armistice Day ceremonies were scaled back due to the Covid-19 pandemic – but this year, commemorations returned to normal. The two […]

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Four Lord Lieutenants Cadets for 2021 with Lord Lieutenant Northamptonshire

October 26th 2021

Northamptonshire Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets appointed at County Hall

The Northamptonshire Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for the year are:  Staff Cadet Sergeant Major Simeon Raines, Lincolnshire, Rutland & Northants Army Cadets; Flight Sergeant William Thomas, 858 (Rushden) Squadron RAF Air Cadets:  Sergeant Kenney Thomas, Wellingborough School Combined Cadet Force and Able Cadet Amelia Harrison, Kettering Sea Cadets. The Cadets are drawn from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets,  […]

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Ex-Cadet Richard Gibbs

July 1st 2021

Ex-Cadet attends Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Richard Gibbs became one of three CCF Cadets in the UK to be selected for the Sir William Knight’s Flying Scholarship courtesy of the RAF Charitable Trust in 2018, in which he successfully gained his Private Pilot’s Licence. In 2019, Richard left school and took a gap year, where he went on to become a […]

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Taking a break from the Archery

May 27th 2021

Independent report from University of Northampton celebrates positive impact of Cadet forces

Social impact Cadet Forces UK 2020 report The UK currently has 130,000 Cadets and almost 30,000 adult volunteers supporting them. This follows the Cadet Expansion Programme launched by the UK Government in 2012 which saw the number of school Cadet units double to over 500 by last year. During a visit to a Cadet unit […]

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Ulysses Trust New Horizons Fundraising Campaign

April 19th 2021

The Ulysses Trust New Horizons Fundraising Campaign

The Ulysses Trust provides encouragement, advice and essential financial support for challenging expeditions undertaken by the UK’s Volunteer Reserve and Cadet forces. The Ulysses Trust New Horizons Fundraising Campaign aims to raise further funds to support the expanding numbers of Cadets in the UK. The costs of expeditions are not met from the public purse […]

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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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