The broad function of the CCF within Clifton College is to provide a disciplined youth organisation, so that pupils may develop powers of leadership. Their training promotes the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance, perseverance and tolerance for each other.
Girls and boys may join any of the three sections: Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. The Army concentrates on the self-discipline of field tactics; the Navy provides the opportunity to engage in a wide range of maritime activities and uses our own boats located in the nearby docks; whilst the RAF takes full advantage of the availability of local air experience flights.
There is a certain amount of military training, including shooting, which is designed to give young people a chance to exercise responsibility and leadership, to provide them with some knowledge of our defence forces, and to encourage those who might be interested in becoming members of the Armed Services.