Combined Cadet Force

There are CCF contingents in over 350 secondary schools all over the UK, offering young people a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities. Our aim is to enable the development of personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline.

Each CCF is an educational partnership between the school and the Ministry of Defence, and a CCF may include Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force sections. Currently maintained school like the UTC, are being actively encouraged to take part.

UTC students who choose to take part in our RAF Cadet section develop confidence, responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance, and a sense of service to the community. It further develops their interests in aviation through air experience flights, and offers opportunities for action and adventure, sports and getting to know people.

The RAF provides most of the resources, training expertise for each CCF RAF unit, and in the UTC cadets will meet throughout term time as part of their enrichment study. In the school holidays they’ll have the chance to attend annual camp at a RAF base to experience RAF life up close.

For further information, please visit the Heathrow UTC CCF website or the Combined Cadet Force website.

Flying got off to a great start in March with all nine cadets and two Instructors taking to the air with an average flying time of 1 hour. Air Experience Flying will be taking place twice monthly with all cadets have the chance to fly.