The aim of the CCF is to make the training as interesting and challenging as possible. Members of the CCF are given the opportunity to develop their leadership potential through responsibilities during service in the Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines or Royal Navy sections.
The HRC is a tri-service CCF contingent, including a Royal Marines section, numbering on average 490 cadets and 11 officers. Each year a number of Harrow's cadets are awarded Army, Navy or Army Flying Scholarships.
Boys who choose to enter the CCF in their Remove year parade every Wednesday afternoon and attend one field day a term.
Boys are given the opportunity to drill, learn basic military skills and experience a wide range of other activities including: climbing, survival swimming, canoeing, shooting, survival training, first aid, signals, fieldcraft, assault course, leadership course, equestrianism and paintballing.
For CCF members who are interested in a career in the reserve or regular armed forces, the CCF is an opportunity to experience service life. An annual camp takes place in various MOD training areas. In recent years, camps have also taken place in Wales, France, Germany, Cyprus and as far away as Jordan.