Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

We do not, as yet, have a general section which explains the role and importance of the CCF to school life but if you would like to contribute such a piece please send it to the Webmaster. However, we do have valued contributions in the form of recollections from Mike Evans and Nick Ratnieks ( particulary amusing - Ed ) which are reproduced below - just click on the links to open them.

Cadet Corps 1915

CCF 1943

CCF Army Section 1944

CCF 1951

Robert Webb - RAF Section 1954


Back Row: Cdt Cpl Rann Kearns Curtis Soper Cdt Sgt Soper Cdt CQMS Cairns Cdt L/Cpl Duncan Cdt L/Cpl Stibbon Cdt Sgt Humby Cdt Sgt Sanders Centre Row: Knight Pugh Reed Wallington Cdt CSM Barham Bender Burner Yates Brushwood Loveridge Riley Front Row: Lelliot (?) French Males Surry Major H W Cummins Capt A C D Ingram Cannon Bran (?) Kettle Harwood
Seated on ground: Ball Wratten

CCF Camp 1951: Cdt Cpl French (L) and Cdt Cpl Cannon (R).

CCF Camp 1951

Standing: N/K, Cdt Cpl Cannon, N/K, Cdt L/Cpl Surry
Kneeling: N/K, Cdt L/Cpl Kearns (? )

CCF 1953

Guard of Honour. RAF Marham 1954

CCF Lichfield 1955 with King William's, Isle of Man

Guard of Honour 1955 Dame Gwynne-Vaughan

CCF Inspection. Messrs Mills, Davies and Hickman with inspecting officer

CCF about 1959/60

CCF 1961

Back row: Extreme left D Johns; 5th left ?C Morgan; 6th left F.Earl; 3rd right A. Laurie
Middle row: Extreme right G Turner
Front row: Extreme left D Littlefield  2nd M. Sedgewick, 8th A. Day, 9th B. Boland,

CCF Navy Section 1957. Sub Lt McKenzie in front

CCF Navy Section 1957 names

CCF Guard of Honour

CCF Inspection

CCF Foot Inspection

CCF Inspection 1959

RAF March Past 1960

Landing Party Exercise Langstone Harbour 1960

RAF Signals Section Annual Inspection 1961

CCF Inspection 1962

CCF on parade 1963

CCF march past at Baffins

Helicopter at Baffins (NB the cadets look surprisingly unconcerned and unaffected by the down draught!)

RAF Oakington 1963

Back row: Baverstock, Hewitt, Donald Eldridge, Blenkinsop (? a nickname), ??, Stephen Helms
Front row: Dave Pocock, ??, Kirk?, Flt Lt Shimwell (also woodwork master), Ken Rowlands, ??

RAF Lindholme 1965

Back row: Stephen Helms, ??, Flt Lt Shimwell (also woodwork master), ??, ??,
Front row: ??, ??, ??, Pavey, Newman(?)

1965 South Cerney Star Camp

T31B gliders

T31B gliders

Colt aircraft

Piper Cherokee aircraft

RAF Badge

Gliding Proficiency Badge (3 solos in T31 and T21B Sedburgh )

CCF Uniform brevet

Flying scholarship Badge (40 hours flying in Cherokee or Colt to PPL level)