CCF Royal marines

The Combined Cadet Force is a MOD-Sponsored cadet organisation. Its aim is to provide a disciplined organisation within a school setting.

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Pupils may develop powers of leadership by means of training to promote the qualities of responsibility, self reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance.

The CCF is not a pre-Service organization, although it acknowledges that one of its objectives is "to encourage those who have an interest in the Services to join the regular Forces."

The RN sponsors 143 CCF sections, of which 19 are Royal Marines, throughout the UK including Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. These 19 RM Sections are supported by three members of the RM Youth team.

The MOD gives significant support to the CCF by providing uniform, weapons and ammunition, training advice and assistance, loans of stores and equipment, and some remuneration to Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.

The RM proficiency syllabus reflects the RN section emphasis on training in leadership, afloat activities and adventurous training, whilst adding the crucial elements of military skills and Royal Marines ethos.Annual camps are held at BRNC (Dartmouth), HMS Bristol (Portsmouth) and the Garelochead Training Area (Scotland).

There are over a hundred courses to choose from annually, many leading to nationally-recognised qualification, including sailing, power boating, pool lifeguarding, first aid, leadership and adventurous training.

CCF Cadets routinely take part in Channel sailing, national regattas and the Round the Isle of Wight Race, achieving notable results.

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There are 19 CCF RM detatchments