The CCF (Army) is the Army Cadets section of the Combined Cadet Force. Across the whole of the Army Cadet Forces there are approximately 67,700 Cadets and 11,100 Adult Volunteers. The CCF Army sections account for almost half of these cadet figures with a total of nearly 29,000 cadets and 2,100 supporting Adult Volunteers based at contingents within over 260 schools across the UK and Northern Ireland.
The CCF(Army) aims to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness and a sense of service to the community. Activities include drill, skill at arms, shooting, fieldcraft and first aid and up to 40% of a cadet’s time is spent on adventurous training activities. By joining the CCF (Army) cadets also have the opportunity to get involved with volunteer and charitable work in the community and to gain nationally recognised qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s award and BTECs.
Joining the CCF (Army) provides an opportunity to take part in Army themed activities and events, all of which focus on building self-disciplined individuals with self-courage and a sense of worth. As a youth organisation, the CCF (Army) strives to give cadets a fun and safe experience. There is no commitment or expectation on cadets to join the regular Armed Forces when they have completed their education."
We currently parade on Wednesday afternoons 1300 hrs - 1500 hrs at Barry Campus, transportation funds will be issued where appropriate. The CCF is open to all CAVC students who are aged between 14 - 18 years old. There is no costs for uniforms, insurances or trips away; however students will be expected to pay for a daily food rate of £2.20 per day whilst on field training days or annual camp.