Combined Cadet Force

CCF (Army) Brakenhale

Promoting responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness and sense of service

The Brakenhale Combined Cadet Force CCF aim is to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness and a sense of service to the community. We are a youth organisation within the school that works closely with the MoD and we align our values to those of the British Forces. We build self-disciplined individuals with self-courage and a sense of worth through our Army themed activities.

Throughout the year activities include drill, skill at arms, shooting, field craft and first aid. We also focus on adventurous activities, like mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing and many more. Cadets will also have the opportunity to get involved with volunteer and charitable work in the community and to gain nationally recognised qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s award and BTECs.

Our parade nights are Tuesdays, 15:30 – 17:30. Some evenings we will be off site completing activities. We also have weekends away and our annual camp in July. Anyone can apply to be part of the CCF. Applications are open in June. If students are successful in the application process they will be called for an interview with one of our officers. There is a £45 subscription fee that covers insurance, activities and kit. The only other additional charge is the annual camp that will roughly cost £60 for the week.

The team consists of the following members:

Lt Beukes – Contingent Commander –

Lt Briggs – School Staff Instructor –

Lt Kingston – Head of Army Section –

Lt Manning – Section Leader –

Lt Burrows – Section Leader –

Lt Bury – Section Leader –

Please click here to see a letter we received from the Ministry of Defence congratulating us on our first parade: Download PDF

CCF Dates 2019/2020 (*May be subject to change – updated 11.10.19)
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

Tues. 10th – Issue Kit

Tues. 17th – Kit inspection

Tues. 24th – Navigation


Tues. 1st – Field Craft

Tues. 8th – Field Craft

Fri. 11th – Sat. 12th 

Weekend activity – Fieldcraft exercise – Cancelled

Tues. 15th – Fieldcraft

Tues. 22nd – Drill


Tues. 5th – Drill

W/C 11th – Remembrance Week

Tues. 12th – Passing out Parade

Fri 15th – Sat 16th Weekend activity – Fieldcraft exercise 

Tues. 19th – First Aid & Military Knowledge

Tues. 26th – Town clean up with ECO group.


Tues. 3rd – First Aid

Tues. 10th – Team building activities 


Tues. 14th – Drill

Tues. 21st – Navigation

Tues. 28th – Navigation Look Out


Tues. 4th – Skill at Arms

Tues. 11th  Skill at Arms 

Half Term Activity –  Skill at Arms Mon 17th to Fri 21st 

Tues. 25th – Drill


Tues. 3rd  Charity Event

Tues. 10th – Drill 

Tues. 17th – St. Patrick’s Day – Visit to Irish Guards

Tues. 24th – Military Knowledge

Tues. 31st – Obstacle course – Sandhurst


Tues. 21st –  Drill

Tues. 28th –  Visit to Aldershot Museum


Tues. 5th –  Charity Event – Car Wash – Fundraising

Tues. 12th – Drill 

Tues. 19th – Drill


Mon. 1st – Drill (Extra 1 hour prep)

Tues. 2nd – Anniversary Celebration

Tues. 9th  Military Knowledge

Sun. 13th – Trooping of the Colour

Tues. 18th – Field Craft – Look Out

Tues. 23rd – Skill at Arms

Tues. 30th – Skill at Arms


Annual Camp 4th – 11th 

Tues. 14th – BBQ

CCF Newsletters

Please click here for a pdf version of the CCF presentation : Download PDF

Brakenhale’s training day/parade day is on a TUESDAY.

For more general information about CCF please follow these links:

Combined Cadet Force  Go to Web Page

Combined Cadet Force Videos  Go to Web Page

Combined Cadet Force YouTube Video Go to YouTube

For more information about the CCF in school please email:

Contingent Commander Mr Beukes   or

School Staff Instructor – Colour Sergeant Briggs

Student Misconceptions about CCF  Download PDF

Parental Misconceptions about CCF Download PDF