The Three Sections

Royal Navy

The Royal Navy Section was formed in 1976. The current establishment is 60 Cadets and 3 Officers. 
 
The Royal Navy Section offers cadets the opportunity to experience a variety of activities based on and around the water. These include sailing, power boating, pulling and canoeing alongside further instruction and training to gain the Royal Navy Proficiency Certificate and then the Royal Navy Advanced Proficiency Certificate.
 
The section is divided into two watches, Port and Starboard. Throughout the year the two watches compete for the coveted 'Best Watch' prize in a number of events such as fitness, command tasks, battleships and much more.

 

Army Section

The Army Section is the oldest and largest of the three service sections. It is established for 120 cadets and can trace its history back to 1883. The Section is proud to wear the Victoria College cap badge first worn by the Officer Training Corps of 1903. Fortunately the rest of the uniform has changed since then and the current Section is well equipped with current service issue equipment and MTP Uniform.

This Section is proud to be affiliated to the Jersey Field Squadron (The Royal Militia Island of Jersey) Royal Engineers. This affiliation can be dated back to the founding of the CCF in 1883 the formation of the College Militia Cadet Corps. The Contingent uses the original metal College Cap Badge worn with the navy blue beret of the Royal Engineers. Cadets selected for parades or ceremonial occasions may wear the No 2 Dress uniform incorporating a black and gold flash to identify them as members of Victoria College CCF.

Cadets enjoy a wide variety of training activities particularly in Fieldcraft and Skill at
Arms. Cadets in Year 10 work towards the Army Proficiency Certificate (APC)
before continuing on to the Advanced APC in Year 11. Core syllabus subjects for
both the APC and (ADV) APC include:

  • Drill,turnout and military knowledge
  • Skill at Arms
  • Self reliance and campcraft
  • Use of map and compass
  • Fieldcraft skills

After successful completion of both the (ADV) APC and a leadership course a cadet is eligible for promotion to the rank of Cadet Lance Corporal or Cadet Corporal. Further promotion to Cadet Sergeant, Staff Sergeant or possibly Cadet Warrant Officer depends on merit.

Each year during activities week a central camp is organised by the Cadet Training Teams for cadets to meet with other cadets, learn new skills, and take part in military and adventurous training. Several other off-island opportunities exist for Army Section Senior Cadets.

 

Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force Section was formed in 1951, its current establishment is 60 Cadets and 3 Officers.

The Section thrives on competition focusing on the Regional and National RAF (CCF) Air Squadron Trophy Competition. Drill, First Aid, Leadership Tasks, Physical Fitness, Shooting, Aircraft Recognition and RAF Knowledge are at the heart of both the competition and therefore the Section's training programme.

Cadets selected to join the RAF Section are expected to pass the RAF Proficiency Award prior to attending RAF Summer Camp at the end of Year 10. Cadets will go on to complete the RAF Proficiency Part 2 in Year 11 and Advanced Proficency in Year 12. Besides proficiency and competition training, Cadets take part in a wide range of adventurous activities including archery, rock climbing, kayaking and abseiling.

RAF Section Cadets are part of the Air Cadet Organisation and as such are entitled to apply for a wide range of flying & gliding opportunities including Gliding Induction Weekends, Flying & Navigation Scholarships and take part in the International Air Cadet Exchange. Local air experience flying through the Jersey Aero Club is also available to Cadets thanks to the generosity of the Royal Air Forces Associations (Jersey Branch).