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There are CCF contingents in over 500 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.

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More CCF contingents

Many are now well on the way to establishing their own CCF units, while the next phase of the programme has an ambition to expand cadet numbers to 60,000 by 2024.

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Support for CCF

The Combined Cadet Force Association (CCFA) is a national charity dedicated to promoting the ideals and activities of the Combined Cadet Force.

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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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