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Combined Cadet Force

The Combined Cadet Force operates on Friday afternoon and is made up of Army, Navy and RAF sections, comprising well over 200 volunteers from the upper four years of the school. The CCF provides a disciplined framework within which boys may develop the personal skills associated with leadership, problem-solving and teamwork. Through activities like expedition weekends, military training, SCUBA diving, flying, gliding, sailing, shooting, kayaking, orienteering, and more, we aim to promote responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, and perseverance. Cadets work towards proficiency awards in their chosen section and visit active military bases.

The Royal Navy Section is affiliated to HMS Daring, the Navy's newest Type 45 destroyer, and the Army Section has an active link with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, in which a number of Old Edwardians are serving. The Royal Air Force Section's 'home base' is RAF Cosford, which hosts our regular flying and gliding programmes. There are annual camps and two expedition weekends each year for each section. For more detail, see the section pages.

While the CCF is not a recruiting organisation, it does give an insight into Service life. More importantly, however, we believe that the self-confidence, self-discipline and teamwork required in the Services are of equal value in civilian life, whatever careers our pupils pursue.