Cadets Introduction

Foyle College Londonderry Combined Cadet Force


Welcome to the website of Foyle College Combined Cadet Force. The CCF at Foyle is a voluntary organisation, with around 110 Cadets within three sections; Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.  This makes it the school’s largest extra-curricular activity.

The school has strong links with all 3 services and throughout its 400 year history, there have been many students who have become famous military personnel. One of the most important military governors is Sir John Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of India. Up to the present day, there are many senior officers within the Army and Navy who have served or are currently serving, most spending some time as a cadet within the school.  

The Combined Cadet Force within Foyle College has been in existence for 15 years but prior to this there was an Army Cadet force located in the school for over 50 years. All students in Year 9 may join the CCF.  They will learn basic skills such as First Aid and map and compass work and they will take part in many different activities including a full package of adventure training.

In each section, cadets can take part in a wide variety of fulfilling opportunities.  They can attend Field Days and residential Easter and Summer Camps based in venues from the north of Scotland to the south of England. The activities available to all sections within the school are wide ranging including: Duke of Edinburgh Award, Mountain Biking, Archery, Shooting, Sailing, Canoeing, Gliding and Power Boating.  Those with a musical flair may have the opportunity to learn the pipes and no previous experience is necessary as tuition will be provided.

The life of a cadet is varied and fulfilling but most importantly it is fun packed. Joining the cadets is a good way to enhance your life skills as well as meeting new friends.  If you wish to find out more, we meet every Wednesday evening in the Junior School or you can even ask a cadet what they got up to over the summer.  I am sure you will be amazed!


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