Army Section of The Thomas Hardye School CCF
Information on this years camp:
CCF Summer Camp - What's going to happen? Powerpoint show (172kb)
All new students joining the Thomas Hardye School CCF will initially join the Army Section, irrespective of whether they eventually wish to be part of the Army Section or RAF Section, and will undergo basic military training, common to both services for the first term.
The new ‘recruits’ will be organised into three Recruit sections run by a cadet NCO and training will include:
Drill, Turnout and Military Knowledge training
- how to wear their uniform correctly
- how to identify and respond to different ranks
- how to perform basic static drill movements
- marching and halting in preparation for the Remembrance Parade
- how to camouflage and conceal yourself
- how to move tactically
Map and Compass and Expedition training
- how to cook your own food in the field
- how to construct an improvised shelter
- how to correctly pack your kit and erect a tent
- understand how to use a map
First Aid training
- how to call an ambulance in an emergency
- how to assess and respond to a first aid situation
Skill at Arms training and Shooting
- how to safely operate the .22 rifle
- target shooting on a 25m gallery range
- basic team sports and physical fitness training
At the end of the Autumn Term all recruits will be assessed in their understanding of the different subjects to date, and on successful completion will be promoted to cadet, inducted into either the Army Section or RAF Section and awarded their respective cap badges.
Spring and Summer Terms
For the remainder of the year the Army Section will continue with further training on the same six subject areas. There will be periodic testing carried out and cadets will be awarded qualification badges where appropriate.
The training will broadly fit to the following pattern:
- Skill at Arms and Shooting
- Map and Compass and Expedition
- First Aid
- Fieldcraft Drill
- Turnout and Military Knowledge
By the end of the year cadets will have successfully completed the Army Proficiency Certificate, and will be looking towards promotion to Lance Corporal.
- Summer Camp
- Adventurous Training Camp
- Ten Tors
- Battle Exercise
- Year 10 - completing the Advanced Army Proficiency Certificate.
- Year 11 – NCO in charge of recruit section
- 6th form - Senior NCO