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Combined Cadet Force

The Priory LSST CCF consists of a Royal Air Force section and an Army Section and is available to students from Year 9. The sessions are run on a Tuesday from 1520 – 1740 beginning with a parade where a register is taken and uniform inspection is conducted. Senior cadets will then address the sections with any notices and the specifics of that evening's training. The different sections and age cohorts are divided up and follow their own individual syllabuses. Details of the specific training elements can be found of each on the section's pages.

Cadets will study and complete a variety of activities within the CCF. These include military specific topics such as: drill, weapons training, military knowledge, principles of flight, fieldcraft (including infantry skills such as ambushes and battle orders) along with more general life skills including: first aid, navigation, living in the field, teambuilding and leadership.

In addition, cadets will be given the opportunity to complete Adventurous Training (climbing, walking, canoeing, mountain biking and much more), high ropes, summer camps, visits to military establishments and museums, apply for courses, attend overseas camps and fly aircraft and gliders.

All cadets are provided with the opportunity to complete elements of training which are rewarded with qualifications – mainly being badges to be worn on their uniform, but for some being nationally recognised qualifications from St John’s Ambulance to the Institute of Leadership & Management. In addition the CCF is now able to offer a BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development for those completing the 3 year syllabus in either section and an accelerated 6th form package for those with an interest in joining at this age.

The Priory LSST CCF has a team of staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience of the HM Forces and the Combined Cadet Force, ensuring each cadet receives the best possible training. The staff involved in our CCF are:

Sqn Ldr Charlie Thompson – Contingent Commander (Ex-RAF Officer)

Capt Mick Ginty – School Staff Instructor (Ex-Army WO1) Regimental Sergeant Major

Flt Lt John Summers – RAF Section Commander (Ex-RAF WO)

Lt Matthew Freeman – Army Section Commander

Flt Lt Simon Stones – CCF Officer (Ex CCF Contingent Commander)

Flt Lt Nigel Huckins– CCF Officer (Ex-RAF Officer)

2Lt Daniel Mullins – CCF Officer (Ex-RAF)

Supporting serving personnel:

Wg Cdr Ian Middleton

Sqn Ldr Paul Wyatt

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us through the CCF office on 01522 871395 or email Mr Mick Ginty on mginty@prioryacademies.co.uk or Mrs Charlie Thompson on clthompson@prioryacademies.co.uk