Radley College CCF offers a varied programme of adventurous, military and leadership training based on the Armed Forces.
In the summer term of the Shells, boys undertake a term of non-uniform Adventure Training activities. At the start of the Remove year, they enter the CCF formally and begin a programme of joint military training organised by Socials; this includes navigation, first aid, field gun run and a particular emphasis on leadership and teamwork. At the end of this term they are offered the choice of Royal Navy, Army or Royal Air Force sections and must serve for two further terms in one of these sections. During this time they will undertake two Field Weekends, and also have an opportunity to complete a DofE Bronze practice expedition if they so choose. They are encouraged to attend a camp or course, either organised centrally by the RN, Army or RAF, or Radley's own Adventure Training Camps, during the school holidays.
After the Remove year, boys may opt to stay in CCF during the Fifth Form, or join the Community Service scheme. If they stay in the CCF, they undertake advanced training in their section, in preparation for their role as cadet NCOs in the sixth form. The Armed Forces offer a large range of specialist courses, especially to cadets over 16, including flying and gliding, sailing, powerboating, Adventure Training courses, and the highly popular and very successful leadership courses.
CCF is voluntary for the sixth form; boys in the CCF at this stage are trained for leadership and then put in charge as heads of sections or individual groups of younger cadets. They develop their leadership and teaching skills through delivering training to the younger cadets.
A major event during the year is our Remembrance Sunday parade. Families and Old Radleians are very welcome at the Remembrance Sunday parade but should be aware that space at the Chapel service is limited, and that priority is given to current Radleians. Much of the ceremony takes place outdoors at Memorial Arch, however, where there is ample space. Please contact the school for timings.