Cadet Training Centre, Frimley Park

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Cadet Training Centre, Frimley Park
CTC Frimley Park logo.jpg
Logo of the Cadet Training Centre, Frimley Park
Active 1957 – present
Country  United Kingdom
Allegiance British Armed Forces
Branch  British Army
Combined Cadet Force
Army Cadet Force
Type Training
Role Cadet Forces training
Size 32 Staff
Part of Headquarters Land Forces
Garrison/HQ Camberley
Motto(s) Renovate Animos
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt. Col. G. P. Jones
Colonel-in-Chief HM The Queen
Frimley Manor, Main Building of CTC Frimley Park

The Cadet Training Centre (CTC), Frimley Park is the home of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and the Army Cadet Force (ACF). Training of all CCF and ACF officers occurs here, as well as much training of cadets including the Cadet Leadership Course (for CCF and ACF), and the Master Cadet Course (run for the ACF).[citation needed]

Frimley's aim is:

[citation needed]

History[edit]

The House has been privately owned[by whom?] ever since the Domesday Book of 1086 until around the time of the War,[which?] when it was passed on to the British Army to be used as a maternity Hospital.[1] Over 100 babies have been delivered in Marlborough Hall.

The House has changed hands within the Army several times; having been used by the Officers' Association (OA), and the former Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC),[1] before it was handed over for use as a training college for the Cadet Forces of the British Armed Forces in 1957, opening for its first course in 1959.[1] The College has remained with the Cadet Forces ever since.

Location[edit]

CTC Frimley Park is located on a large site immediately to the south west of Frimley Park Hospital, situated near Junction 4 of the M3 motorway[2] near Camberley in Surrey.

Courses[edit]

The CTC Frimley Park is used primarily for the training of the cadet forces through courses. These include:[3]

Adult courses[edit]

  • Senior Officers' Course
  • Area Commanders' Course
  • Exercise Conducting Officer Course (ECO)
  • CF Adult and Leadership Management Course (ALM)
  • CF Skill at Arms Instructor Course
  • CCF Basic Course

Cadet courses[edit]

Note: The CTC also hosts the ACF Champion Cadet Competition.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Manor House History". Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Google Maps". Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Courses at CTC". Retrieved 2009-08-30. 

Coordinates: 51°18′59″N 0°44′45″W / 51.316384°N 0.745761°W / 51.316384; -0.745761