Combined Cadet Force

Dover Grammar School Combined Cadet Force


DGS CCF is an extra-curricular part of the school open to all students in Years 8-13.  The CCF is also open to students at Dover Girls Grammar School (DGGS).


The aim of the CCF is to provide cadets with challenging and exciting opportunities, encouraging them to try new activities and develop their self-confidence, teamwork skills, leadership and communication skills. 


To join the CCF complete and return the Application to Join DGS CCF form, the Uniform Sizing Chart, along with the £25 uniform deposit and four passport size photographs.  These forms can be handed to the CCF staff on a Wednesday or Friday or left with DGSB reception in an envelope marked for the CCF.


Please read the Terms and Conditions below.  If you have any questions, or for further information on activities and how to join the CCF email


Cadets and families are sent a monthly email update listing recent and future events and notices from the staff.  This email includes details and consent forms for specific events.




Terms and Conditions of Service 


  1. The Terms and Conditions of Service (TCS) relate to the membership of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) by students of Dover Grammar School for Boys (DGSB) and for students of other schools with which DGSB has a partnership for CCF membership.


  1. By completing and signing the “Application to Join Dover Grammar School for Boys CCF” form you are agreeing to the TCS for the CCF.  You should therefore retain a copy of this TCS for future reference.


  1. Uniform and Equipment Deposit:


  1. I understand that a deposit of £ 25.00 is required for Uniform and Equipment.  This can be paid by cash or cheque made payable to DGSB CCF.


  1. On leaving the contingent, the deposit will be returned, provided all uniform and equipment is returned and signed back in good condition, allowing for fair wear and tear.  Lost or mislaid Uniform and Equipment will be charged against the deposit at the current rate of replacement, which may forfeit the return of the deposit.


  1. All uniform should be returned laundered.


  1. Uniform and Equipment Issue:


  1. I understand that my son / daughter / ward will be required to sign for any uniform and equipment issued to them, and during this time, they will be responsible for the said equipment.


  1. Upon return, he / she will sign to say uniform and equipment has been returned.


  2. If the uniform is lost and replaced during the student’s time in the cadets then I may be required to pay for the replacement.


  3. I understand that footwear is not provided and that I will need to provide suitable boots (black or brown) for external training (all students) and black parade shoes (RAF only)


  1. Medical:


  1. I understand that I must complete the attached medical document and advise the CCF on any changes that may occur.


  2. If there is a requirement to control any medication then the details will be provided to the CCF in writing.


  3. I understand that CCF activity may involve strenuous physical exercise and will advise the CCF if there are any restrictions on undertaking such exercise.


  1. I understand that if my child / ward gets an infectious disease then I must prevent them from attending the CCF and advise the CCF of the nature of the infection and the duration of the absence. 


  1. Dietary Restrictions:


    1. I will advise the CCF if there any dietary restrictions or special dietary requirements or regime.


  1. Personal Details:


  1. I understand that I must advise the CCF of any changes of address and contact numbers in case of emergency.


  2. I will advise the CCF if there is a change in the details of the parent or guardian and whether this change is permanent or temporary.  Any change that is advised will include contact details of the address and telephone number.


  1. Attendance and Non-Attendance Notification:


  1. Parade Evenings; I understand that it is expected that cadets attend all parade evenings. If a cadet is ill or absent for other reasons, it is expected that you contact the CCF to inform them of any absence.


  1. Other Training; I understand that I must advise the CCF as soon as reasonably possible if a cadet is unable to attend a camp or any other external activity that they have applied to attend.


  1. Absence from School:


  1. I will request from the school permission for my child / ward to be absent if they wish to attend CCF activities that take place during the normal school day.


  2. I understand that attendance on courses, camps and other activities may require my son / daughter / ward to be absent from school, and that it is his/her responsibility to catch up on any work that their subject teachers have set.


  1. Deposits for Camps, Courses and other Activities:


  1. I understand that any deposits paid for external training may be withheld if my son / daughter / ward is unable to attend for whatever reason.


  1. Insurance:


  1. Items of personal equipment and money are not covered by the contingent’s insurance and are used at their owners’ risk.


  1. Discharge and Suspension:


  1. I understand that my son / daughter / ward may be discharged for instances involving bullying, racism, being excluded from their School, other disciplinary reasons, as well as any activity which affects the Health and Safety of others.


  2. For minor offences or during the investigation of serious offences, I understand that my child / ward may be temporarily suspended from the CCF.


  1. Health and Safety:


  1. I understand that to comply with Health and Safety regulations, no jewellery of any kind can be worn during CCF activities.


  2. I will ensure that my child / ward is aware that they may not bring to the CCF any offensive weapons, including any knives (except normal eating implements).


  1.  CCF Activities:


    1. I understand that the CCF may include a range of activities and give general consent for my child / ward’s participation.  These activities may include:


(1)  Exercises and camps, including overnight, which are in accommodation.

(2)  Exercises and camps, including overnight, which are under canvas or non-permanent accommodation.

(3)  Exercises in rough terrain, including the use of CCF weapons.

(4)  Ranges, both indoor and outdoor, using CCF weapons and service equipment.

(5)  Flying in British and NATO military passenger transport aircraft.

(6)  Flying in other types of British and NATO military aircraft including high performance jets.

(7)  Flying in light aircraft and gliders for the purposes of air experience and instruction.

(8)  Flying in light aircraft and gliders on his / her own as a solo pilot.

(9)  Adventurous training.

(10) Leadership courses.

(11) Watermanship activities.

(12) Use of radios and other communication equipment.


  1. I understand that I will be advised about specific CCF events and be asked to confirm my consent for my child / ward’s participation.


  2. I will inform the CCF in writing should I wish to withhold my consent to any specific activity or event.


  1. Appearance:


  1. I understand that my son / daughter / ward must comply with current service regulations regarding appearance, as they wear the uniform of the monarch’s armed services.


  2. For boys, the hair should be short and neatly cut (short, back and sides).  For girls, the hair should be bunched or braided up to the top / back of the head above the collar.


  1. Photographs, Filming and Use of Names:


  1. I understand that my son / daughter / ward may have his/her photograph taken, be used on video film and have their name attached for the purpose of administration, training and public relations whilst carrying out CCF activities.


  2. If there is any restriction on the publication of my child’s / ward’s picture or name then I will notify the CCF of the extent of such restrictions.


  1. Contact Details:


    1. Address:        Dover Grammar School for Boys

                              Combined Cadet Force

                              Astor Avenue


                              Kent,  CT17 0DQ


  1. Open:  Term Time - Wed 1000-1400 hrs & Friday 1000-1800 hrs.


  2. E-mail (During open hours):


  3. Tel.No (During open hours):  01304-202840 



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Posted on: 13/12/2017

Year 7 Trip to Lille Christmas Markets

Tuesday 5th December saw a very early start (0530 am to be precise) for a large group of Year 7s and staff, as we set off in search of the Lille Christmas Markets.  Spirits were high despite the early start, and as the sun started to rise over the glamour of the Folkestone Eurotunnel terminal, excitment was mounting.  Were we going under the water? Would we see the Eiffel Tower?  Where were the nearest toilets!?  A continual flow of questions helped pass the journey time quickly and by 1030 am (French time) we had arrived in Lille and the students were raring to go. Mr McKay led a short walk (march!) from the coach to the market site, providing many with their first experience of France and its culture.  This also proved to be an opportunity for many more questions and for some, interaction with the locals!  After a few minutes we encountered a military parade in one of the squares, which was keenly scrutinised by our eager students, raising yet more questions!  Having put their enquiring minds to good use, we headed for a local shopping centre, to give them a chance to try out some of their spoken skills, while fully immersing themselves in French daily life.  This appeared to be a great success, as many students came back with shopping bags!  It was then back towards the market square for lunch - another opportunity to practice and improve everyone's French speaking.  For the brave it was also an opportunity to ride on the big wheel, providing an amazing view over the market itself, the town and the surrounding area. After lunch the market itself beckoned and we headed towards the appetising smell of crepes and sausages.  As the lights twinkled and the air cooled it started to feel very Christmassy and the varying array of stalls added to this feeling. Once again, the students busied themselves shopping and chatting with the locals, experiencing a different, more intimate side to French life and shopping, compared with the large shopping centre visited earlier. It was then time to leave the lovely Lille behind and head back towards Coquelles for our journey home.  There was just enough time for a quick stop at Cite Europe - a final opportunity to try out some French - before boarding our train home.  Arriving back at DGSB in good time, it was clear that both students and staff alike had had a great though tiring day. Weighed down by bags and with many stories to tell, all left for home tired, happy and looking forward to the next trip!    
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