King William's College Combined Cadet Force (CCF) was set up in 1909 as
part of the Officer Training Corp (OTC) for Army Officers. It was one of the
first four in Britain to train young men for the forces. This OTC unit later
became the KWC CCF.
The aim of the CCF is to promote leadership, self discipline and fun using a
military syllabus. The CCF has seen considerable change over recent years
and now offers a wide variety of opportunities for young men and women and
- Vocational qualifications (BTEC)
- Summer Camps
- Adventurous activities
- Military competitions including shooting competitions
Contingent Commander: Wing Commander P Thrussell
School Staff Instructor: Sgt N D Stewart (late RE)
Under Officers (head of all CCF Sections):
Louise Coase and Sarah Mercer
Regimental Sergeant Major (head of the Army section): Duncan McLeod
The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a voluntary youth organisation
sponsored by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and has been a central feature
of school life for many students since its formation in 1911. Our contingent is
privileged to have all three sections: Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
Each section follows a highly enjoyable programme, including many forms of
Adventure Training. Although the CCF is MOD funded, there is no obligation
to join the Armed Forces following service in the CCF. Students may join the
CCF from the Summer Term in their Upper Fourth year.