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Bridlington School is one of only 60 state schools across the UK to have its own CCF Contingent. Students can join at the beginning of Year 8 and remain cadets until the end of Year 13 if they so wish. Whether in the Army or the RAF section, they learn a range of military skills and participate in a variety of leadership and teamwork exercises. On our Field Days they have the opportunity to visit military bases, including opportunities for field craft, shooting and flying. Cadets are encouraged to take on responsibility as NCOs, organising activities and, in the process, improving their self-confidence and their presentation skills.
The aim of the CCF is to provide a disciplined organisation through which cadets may develop qualities of endurance, resourcefulness, self-reliance, leadership, responsibility and a sense of public service. The Service (military) training that we do is used as a framework through which these aims can be realised. We also invest a good deal of time on a considerable amount of “non-military” training, such as command tasks, leaderless tasks and adventurous training.
The Core Values of our Combined Cadet Force are:
• Courage - we must have the moral courage to do always what is right.
• Discipline - to be effective we must be disciplined.
• Respect for others - show tolerance and understanding.
• Integrity - we are always to be honest and sincere.
• Loyalty – so that others may rely on us.
• Selfless Commitment - we must do our best at all times.
The CCF parade every Thursday 1500 – 1700
Contingent Commander – Flight Lieutenant M. Broadley
Officer Commanding Army Section – 2nd Lieutenant H. Sims
Officer Commanding RAF Section – Pilot Officer S. Green
School Staff Instructor – Colour Sergeant D. Routledge
Civilian Instructors – Mr. J. Wresdell, Miss E. Maude