The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) exists in over 260 independent schools all over the UK and offers young people aged 13-18 a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities to develop personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline.
CCFs may include sections from the Army Cadets, Sea / Royal Marines Cadets or the RAF Air Cadets – or a combination of all three Services. Although some of the activities and training are common to all sections, they each have their own values, activities and training priorities.
Each CCF Contingent is an educational partnership between the school and the Ministry of Defence – the MOD supports the CCF by providing uniforms, weapons and ammunition, training advice and assistance, loans of stores and equipment, and some remuneration to Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.
The school provides the accommodation, the adult volunteers, and some financial input to the section.
In the lowlands of Scotland there are CCF Contingents in nine independent schools.