Maj P Highway (Officer Commanding),
Capt N Morton
2Lt M Cade
Cadet Head of Section
CWO L Lordon
Welcome to the Army Section web pages. We hope you enjoy seeing our activities and that it inspires you to join us.
The CCF Army Section wears the Royal Engineers cap badge. We follow a basic syllabus of infantry training and go on to employ the skills acquired by firing the latest Cadet General Purpose rifle on military ranges and with blank ammunition on our challenging overnight exercises.
The training syllabus, prepares cadets for exercises and promotion, whilst instilling the six core values and standards of the British Army:
Respect for others
It is not surprising that our cadets experience astonishing personal development; the skills and leadership opportunities afforded them give them the confidence to take on school leadership responsibilities. Previous Heads of Section have won Army Scholarships to University, HM Lord Lieutenant Cadet of the Year Award and some have gone on to RMAS (Sandhurst) to be commissioned as an Officer in the regular army.
The cadets particularly enjoy the opportunity to participate in overnight exercises on local military training areas, where they can develop the fieldcraft skills that they have received instruction on in our Thursday evening training programme. The more senior cadets have the opportunity to participate in a range of challenging military competitions from CADSAM (Cadet Skill at Arms Shooting Competition), 11 Brigade Military Skills Competition (testing the ability of a section to execute the advanced infantry training syllabus) and the Cambrian Patrol (a 48 hr patrol and fieldcraft exercise on the Sennybridge Training Area of the Brecon Beacons).
We attend an Annual Central Camp every July; competing in activities such as march and shoot, drill, obstacle course, orienteering and a variety of infantry training packages including section and platoon attacks, fighting in built up areas, escape and evasion, climbing and canoeing. We always strive to be the best and often end up occupying the top places.
On Adventurous Training we are always complimented for our overall effort and demeanour, having participated in canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, gorge and hill walking, high/low ropes, coasteering and climbing mountains in Snowdonia. All participants are introduced to the new challenges by qualified regular Army staff and Civilian Instructors; cadets are given the opportunity to experience a spirit of adventure. By the end of the week, all have gained a real sense of achievement after successfully tackling a range of new experiences. There are numerous MOD sponsored courses for cadets, which give the opportunity to further develop skills and receive recognised qualifications, e.g. Basic Rock Climbing in Spain.
If you require further information about the Army Section, please do not hesitate to ask one of the cadets or officers.
Major P Highway