The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) at Framlingham College was formed in 1899 and still plays a valuable role in the life and traditions of the school and enhances the importance of leadership skills.
The CCF is run in a military fashion, but shouldn’t necessarily be seen as an avenue to military service. Even so, cadets do learn about the valuable role our service personnel perform around the globe – and meet both serving and retired personnel.
Students also develop leadership skills and learn about teamwork through their time in the CCF, and can build up service hours towards their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Pupils can join the CCF as recruits in Year 10, aiming to pass the Junior Cadre course by the end of Year 11 as Lance Corporals or Corporals. The Senior Cadre Course in Year 12 allows many to prove themselves worthy of promotion to Sergeant and above.
The Air Experience Flying and Air Experience Gliding days are especially popular with the RAF cadets, while our Army cadets really enjoy Range Days – with everyone getting the chance to join the shooting team.
The best shots attend the prestigious summer Bisley Camp for the annual shooting competitions, and no fewer than seven of our cadets have gone on to represent England or Great Britain.