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Senior School pupils perform particularly strongly in regional competitive events for the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). ISI Report, January 2015

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is one of the great pillars of the school, providing an excellent vehicle to develop a wide range of life skills for all students who opt to join, whilst also providing service and support to many events. Skills developed include first aid, camp craft and leadership skills. There are two sections at St Columba’s College; RAF and Army. The RAF section go flying and gliding regularly and compete in a number of competitions, where a range of skills are tested, including aircraft recognition, RAF knowledge and drill. The army section will learn shooting skills, living in the field and a range of battlefield skills. The College is very proud of the number of national competitions it has won in recent years, which have included the CCF National Orienteering Trophy and ‘Combat Cadet’.

The school prides itself on the number of students who have taken commissions as officers in both the Army and the RAF. A number of cadets have also been awarded scholarships by the army for their university courses. The College is pleased to provide information and encouragement to students who are intending to pursue a service career in the armed forces.