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 these include:

  • Vocational qualifications (BTEC)
  • Summer Camps
  • Sailing
  • Flying
  • 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.