Combined Cadet Force

"It is clear that this Contingent is meeting all the aims of the Combined Cadet Force. Well-organised and superbly led, it is producing young men and women who are disciplined, resourceful and committed, while also developing their powers of leadership."

Reviewing Officer CCF Recent Report

Combined Cadet Force

Leadership, teamwork and self-reliance

Service and teamwork is fundamental to the Haileybury ethos and this is exemplified by our commitment to the Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

Run along military lines, the CCF is a youth organisation, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence.

It focuses on the development of leadership and teamwork and on the acquisition of practical skills such as first aid, map-reading and self-reliance.

Proud history

Haileybury's Combined Cadet Force has a proud history dating back to 1886, comprising sections for the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force.

A CCF parade takes place every Wednesday against the backdrop of Terrace and by the memorials of those former Haileyburians who have fallen in the service of their country.

Field weekends and camps

CCF cadets take part in three Field Weekends each year and many cadets also attend a one-week Camp at the end of the Summer Term of their first year. Field Weekends and Camps take place all over the UK.

Regular Inspections

The CCF is formally inspected every two years by a senior Armed Forces officer. Our CCF regularly receives glowing plaudits.

Collaboration with other initiatives

Full advantage is taken of the scope for collaboration and integration between the CCF, Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE), Community Service and other co-curricular programmes.

Participants gain credits for qualifications being gathered from each (for instance, towards the Creativity, Action and Service component of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme).


The Contingent Commander of our CCF is Major Nick Davies (CCF). A member of the full time teaching staff at Haileybury, Nick teachesĀ Geography.

The CCF School Staff Instructor (SSI) is WO1 Brian Eales. Brian spent 23 years in the regular Army as a member of the Royal Anglian Regiment, before joining Haileybury as our SSI some 13 years ago.

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