Review: CCF in San Diego

Over the first week of half-term, the Marlborough College CCF headed out to San Diego for a visit to some of the US Navy and Marine installations there. The trip was a huge success on all fronts: fun, informative and incredibly cool! Eight members of the U6 contingent as well as Mr. Moore, Mr. Bate, […]

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Exercise Celtic Warrior

Lower Sixth CCF Cadets have just returned from a three-day exercise in the Brecon Beacons. 19 cadets travelled to Sennybridge Training Area in Wales for a range of activities from Wednesday 24th through until Friday 26th May. They were were put through their paces conducting an infiltration march in full kit to set up a […]

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Exercise Road Traffic Collision

Upper Sixth CCF Cadets were put through their paces on Exercise Road Traffic Collision 3 on Wednesday 1st February. The course was delivered by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue for what is an important part of the CCF programme. Cadets were challenged to carry out a Dynamic Risk Assessment and then brief their crew […]

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CCF Exercise Self Reliance

It has been a fantastic week at CCF with all year groups deploying onto the Salisbury Plain Training Area and been put through their paces under the senior cadets. Click here for a selection of images from the trip. WO1 S J Bate Contingent Commander and School Staff Instructor Marlborough College CCF

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Royal Artillery Visit

This week Lower Sixth cadets visited the Royal Artillery at Larkhill. Commonly known as the ‘Gunners’, the Royal Artillery provides firepower to the British Army. The day was spent visiting the Gun line where the cadets had the chance to fire a 105 mm Light Gun they witnessed 3 105 mm Light Gun crews firing […]

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CCF Exercise Celtic Warrior

Marlborough College CCF, supported by the 1st Battalion RIFLES, have just completed a three day Exercise in Sennybridge, Wales. The annual camp helped select the Head of Corps and CCF Heads of Year 2016/17. They coped with some awful weather conditions whilst living in the Field and perceived greatly. WO1 S J Bate Contingent Commander […]

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CCF at Salisbury Plain

This week saw members of the Lower Sixth deploy into Salisbury Plain Exercise Morning Hedge.    The cadets showed great character after an ambush and a torrid night of torrential rain and wind to lead the Remove Cadets the following day on Exercise Bulldozer. WO1 S J Bate  Contingent Commander and School Staff Instructor Marlborough […]

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Gallery: CCF Biennial Inspection

The latest CCF Biennial Inspection took place at the College on Wednesday 2nd March. The inspecting officer on this occasion was Brigadier McClean, MBE, Head of Army Equipment. Brigadier McClean was very complimentary about the good levels of leadership that he saw at all levels during his time with the CCF. WO1 S J Bate  […]

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CCF Trip to San Diego

CCF cadets are currently enjoying a busy Half-Term trip to San Diego. Having left College on Saturday, highlights of the trip so far include a swim at La Jolla Beach, California, as well as the extensive visit to Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar. Pupils have also ‘taken to the air’ in the Osprey Flight […]

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CCF Annual Summer Camp

During the last week of term Marlborough College CCF took apart on CCF Annual Summer Camp held at Beckingham Camp in Lincolnshire.  I am happy to report that again this year the cadets were on excellent form;  whether on Obstacle course, Drill Square the Live Firing Range or at Rutland Water,  Sailing, Rafting or Mountain […]

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CCF Contingent Photograph

A sad day at CCF today with the current U6 form cadets handing in their uniforms after four years of Service in the CCF at Marlborough College – but not before their last CCF Contingent Photograph. Sean Bate School Staff Instructor

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Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Visit

Twenty-one Sixth Form Cadets enjoyed an enlightening tour of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on Tuesday.  Entering through the Grand Entrance the cadets had a brief history lesson and tour of New College and The Royal Memorial Chapel. There was then time to observe a platoon of Junior Term Cadets learning casualty evaluation and triage skills […]

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CCF Hundred Drill Competition

The CCF Hundred Drill Competition was held on the Parade Ground on Wednesday 19th November under the watchful eyes of Three Grenadier guest judges.   Two of the judges were OMs – Captain Kit Sandford (C1 2000-2005) and 2nd Lt Kaspar Varmuza (C1 2001-06) – joining Sgt Williams to cast their collective eyes over proceedings. […]

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CCF cadets get airborne!

Wednesday saw an absolutely fantastic afternoon of flying for 31 members of the CCF who got airborne in an Army Air Corps, Lynx Mark 7, Helicopter. Many thanks to Captain Henry Clive and his team from the Army Air Corps at Middle Wallop. Sean Bate School Staff Instructor Click here for an extended gallery of images […]

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Review: CCF Annual Camp 2014

This year the Hundred cadets headed to Beckingham Camp in Lincolnshire for their Annual CCF Camp. Hosted by 49 Brigade the cadets enjoyed a varied programme of military training and personal development activities.  The personal development programme, situated at Rutland Water, offered a range of water and land based activities. On the water the cadets […]

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CCF Dinner

It was a great pleasure for the CCF this year to host Lt Colonel Simon Soskin (BH 1985-86) now the Brigade Major of the Household Division who was guest speaker at this year’s annual CCF Dinner. The evening started with pre-drinks on the Duelling Lawn listening to the Wellington Brass Quintet and a photograph. All […]

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Review: CCF Biennial Inspection 2014

Marlborough College CCF hosted Brigadier P. D. P. Hankinson, MBE Commander 43 Wessex Brigade as our Inspecting Officer for the CCF Biennial Inspection 2014 on Wednesday 26th March. See the slideshow here. The Inspection started with a reception by the CCF U6 from Banner Party headed up by Cadet RSM Nick Clark Bryan (BH) with escorts of Cadet CSM Ralph […]

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CCF Range Day

The Hundred and Sixth Form Cadets enjoyed glorious sunshine during their Range Day at Worthy Down Camp and ATR Winchester on Sunday.  During the course of the day the cadets conducted live firing using the Cadet GP rifle and Light Support Weapon (LSW).  All the cadets were scored on their group sizes for the GP […]

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Video: Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

The visit of Wiltshire Fire and Rescue to Marlborough College on Wednesday afternoon provided a number of U6 pupils with a challenge of an altogether different kind. The prime task involved the safe extrication of dummy passengers from two vehicles, which were dismantled as part of the exercise involving a range of operative tools. Sean […]

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Half-Term CCF Trip to San Diego

San Diego. Scholars maintain the translation was lost centuries ago. To us though, San Diego means a great deal.  The trip comprised of eight U6 cadets as well as Captain Randle (Contingent Commander), Captain ‘The Doctor’ Doyle and the RSM (Mr Bate). The motel accommodation was basic but comfortable and provided an excellent base for […]

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CCF Exercise Celtic Warrior II

Thirteen Lower Sixth Cadets took part in Exercise Celtic Warrior II on the Sennybridge Training Area in the Brecon Beacons from 16th to 18th June. The exercise marked the culmination of their Advanced Infantry Skills training programme and demanded that they put into practice the skills that they have learnt during the Lower Sixth year. […]

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