Combined Cadet Force
Radley College CCF offers a varied programme of adventurous, military and leadership training based on the Armed Forces. Boys join the CCF in the summer term of the Shells for a term of non-uniform Adventure Training activities; at the end of this term they are offered the choice of Royal Navy, Army or Royal Air Force sections and must serve for one further year in one of these sections. During this time they will undertake three Field Weekends - one based around Adventure Training, the other two offering military training relevant to their section. They are encouraged to attend a camp or course, either organised centrally by the RN, Army or RAF, or Radley's own Adventure Training camps, during the school holidays.
After the Remove year, boys may opt to stay in CCF during the Vth form, or join the Community Service scheme. If they stay in the CCF, they undertake a leadership and methods of instruction cadre, and advanced training in their section, in preparation for their role as cadet NCOs. The Armed Forces offer a large range of specialist courses, especially to cadets over 16, including flying and gliding, sailing, powerboating, Adventure Training courses, and the highly popular and very successful leadership courses.
CCF is voluntary for the sixth form; boys in the CCF at this stage are in leadership positions, as heads of sections or individual groups of younger cadets, and develop their leadership and teaching skills through delivering training to the recruits.
A major event during the year is our Remembrance Sunday parade. Families and old Radleians are very welcome at the Remembrance Sunday parade but should be aware that space at the Chapel service is limited, and that priority is given to current Radleians. Much of the ceremony takes place outdoors at Memorial Arch, however, where there is ample space. Please contact the school for timings.
Camps and Courses
CCF Royal Navy Courses Brochure
CCF Royal Navy Courses Timetable