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Combined Cadet Force

There are CCF contingents in over 400 secondary schools all over the UK, offering young people a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities. Our aim is to enable the development of personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline. Each CCF is an educational partnership between the school and the Ministry of Defence, and a CCF may include Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force sections.

How your school can get involved

Under the Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP), the Government has committed to grow the total number of cadet units in schools across the UK to 500 by 2020.

The scheme is open to all state-funded schools - find out more about how your school can get involved. 

Support for CCFs

The Combined Cadet Force Association (CCFA) is a national charity dedicated to promoting the ideals and activities of the Combined Cadet Force. Find out more about the support available through the charity. 


CCF units in schools give young people the life skills and self-confidence to take charge of their lives so they can reach their full potential at school and beyond, including in employment.

Each CCF is formed of sections from one or more of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or the Royal Air Force.

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Headteachers' Conference 2018

The annual Headteachers' Conference will take place on 1 March 2018 

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Connected is the magazine for instructors and supporters of the Combined Cadet Force. 

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