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Combined Cadet Force

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:

Contingent Commander: Wing Commander Pheric Thrussell (07624 451229)

SSI (School Staff Instructor): Sgt. Stuart Headon email: stuart.headon@kwc.im

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 Upper Fourth year.

I loved King William’s College from the start. I made up my mind within an hour of our time there that I wanted my son to attend. You have to come to College to understand what makes it stand out from the rest. It is a place of genuinely caring and friendly people. Another aspect of College we love is its vast international community. Our son has made some great friends and as a result has come to appreciate and respect other cultures and traditions. Our son loves College. He loves the independence to make choices, the easy access he has to his tutors, the opportunity to make his own mistakes and learn from them, but most of all, he loves the fact that expert assistance is always a breath away.

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