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The Combined Cadet Force

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a unique educational partnership that operates in schools across the UK. Through enjoyable military-themed and adventurous activities, cadets have the opportunity to take responsibility and develop skills such as leadership, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance.  CCF contingents contain one or more sections from the Army, the Royal Navy, Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force, and promote the aims and values of the Services they represent.

About the Queens' School CCF:

Queens' School partners with Aldenham School to provide the CCF experience for students in Year 9 and above at Queens' School. Every Thursday, students are taken over to Aldenham school where all training is conducted. Usually, every term there are opportunities to go on training camps, field days and exercise weekends. Cadets get the opportunity to either join the RAF section or the Army section, with each section working around their own syllabus.


Cadets get opportunities given to them that no ordinary after-school club can offer, and the best part is that all activities are subsidised by the MoD, reducing the cost per cadet to next to nothing.

Some of the opportunities available to the cadets are:

  • Shooting (5.56mm Rifle, 7.62mm Target Rifle)
  • Blank Shooting exercises
  • Military tactics training
  • Fieldcraft
  • Flying
  • Gliding
  • Navigation
  • Leadership Skills
  • Adventurous Training
    • Rock climbing
    • Kayaking
    • Canoeing
    • Mounting Leader/Hiking/Scrambling
    • Skiing
    • Snowboarding
  • Competition level sports
  • First aid qualifications (St Johns)
  • Participating in national holidays and events (Remembrance)
  • Music qualifications
  • BTEC Qualifications all the way up to degree level

Interested? Contact for more information. Please note that this is available to Year 9s and above and selection starts in the Summer term of Year 8.