King Edward's School CCF is numbered among the oldest contingents in the country, establishing a corps in 1900. It is an army only section and, since 2006, has been proudly affiliated to the King's Royal Hussars and combines their unique 'brown beret' with our very own original cap badge.
Open to both boys and girls from Year 9 onwards, the broad function of the CCF is to develop valuable life skills such as leadership, responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance.
The weekly syllabus is progressional throughout the 5 years, allowing the cadets to move up the ranks and gain valuable life and leadership qualities.
The activities undertaken help to develop skills which are then put into practice at regular camps throughout the year. These usually take place during the Easter and Summer holidays.
In recent years, the KES CCF has also entered the Welbeck Challenge, Cambrian Patrol and National First Aid competitions, as well as taking part in various shooting competitions.
Through a unique local partnership, we are also proud to welcome pupils and staff from Beechen Cliff School and Hayesfield School to our cadet and officer ranks. With 80 cadets on roll in total, it is clear that the KES CCF is going from strength to strength.
If you are interested in joining the CCF or would like further information please contact Commanding Officer, Major Jason Holdaway or Colour Sergeant Philip Jones.
The KES CCF office number is 01225 820 334 / 07585 337837.