About The Thomas Hardye CCF
- Introducing the CCF
- About Us
- Contigent Commanders Reports
- CCF Main Awards
- The Band
- The CCF Charter
The CCF - What is it all about? Powerpoint show (3.5Mb)
The Thomas Hardye CCF comprises of Army and RAF sections as well as a Contingent Band
The CCF meets every Thursday 1545 - 1730 in the CCF rooms during term time.
- Corps of Drums
- Field craft
- Flying & Gliding
- Military Exercises
- Adventurous Training
- Annual camps
- First Aid
- Ten Tors
- BTEC 1st Diploma in Public Services
The Band also meets on Tuesday evening after school for band practice.
The Thomas Hardye CCF is believed to have formed in 1948 from the Officer Training Corps which had existed in the school since 1908. It started with 3 sections and was a compulsory activity for the boys of the school. In approximately 1985 CCF attendance became optional alongside other activities on the school timetable and in 1989 changed to a voluntary after school activity. Reduced numbers resulted in the closure of the Naval section leading to the current setup of an Army and RAF section based unit of about 100 Cadets.
Contigent Commander: Lt. Col. M Skinner
SSI: Sjt. P. Kircher-Smith
- Captain: G. Pearce (OC)
- Second Lieutenant: G. Copson
- Lieutenant: C. Jackson
- Range Officer Major D. Chapple
- Flight Lieutenant T. Fasham (OC)
- Flying Officer: L. Hilton.
The band consists of cadets from both the Army and the RAF sections at all stages of their training.
The band plays drums and glockenspiels. You do not have to be able to play an instrument to join the band as training will be given.
The band plays at contingent parades as well as venues throughout the area.