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Social impact

Find out more about the different ways CCFs have had a positive impact on others in their local area.

Although Combined Cadet Force contingents exist within schools, they also play an important role in the community. In many cases, CCFs will be the public face of the school at local events, such as summer fairs, county shows, mayoral engagements and Remembrance Day. 

As well as being a positive representative of the school, we believe that CCFs can have a hugely positive impact on the local area, whether that's through volunteering, getting involved in conservation or taking part in civic events. There are lots of positive examples of CCFs engaging with their local community - if your CCF has a great story to share, we'd love to hear it.

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Case Study:

King Edward VI Grammar School at Armed Forces Day

There are also many opportunities for established CCFs to support the next generation of school-based cadet units, by working with the new schools joining the scheme as part of the Cadet Expansion Programme. 

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Case Study:

Brentwood and Westcliffe High School for Boys Partnership


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Joint training between Bromsgrove Schools

The interim findings of an independent report, compiled by the University of Northampton, who undertook research across the entire cadet programme (including the CCF), has found that joining the cadets offers a range of benefits to individuals involved and the wider community.

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Case Study:

Social impact and cadets - University of Northampton research