BRNC cadets try out Royal Marine training

Officer Cadets from Britannia Royal Naval College have experienced life as a Royal Marines recruit.

During at day at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone the Cadets tackled the obstacle course, known throughout the Corps as the ‘Bottom Field’.  Royal Marines recruits must complete the course in week 20 of their 32-week initial training course.

The Cadets were also given an overview of Royal Marines Officer training and were shown around the centre to see the facilities and find out about the history of the Corps.

Royal Marines Officer Captain Rohan Fry, who is one of the Divisional Training Officers at BRNC, said:  “BRNC has a close relationship with the Commando Training Centre and interaction between the two sets of Cadets is beneficial to provide each with a better understanding of each other’s roles within the Naval Service.” 

BRNC has a close relationship with the Commando Training Centre and interaction between the two sets of Cadets is beneficial to provide each with a better understanding of each other’s roles within the Naval Service.

RM Captain Rohan Fry

Royal Marines Commando basic training is one of the longest and most arduous programmes in the world.

The Corps traces its roots back to the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, which was formed on 28 October 1664.

Since then Marines have taken part in more battles on land and sea around the world than any other branch of the British Armed Forces; so numerous are the Corps’ battle honours they are simply represented by the famous Globe and the single honour ‘Gibraltar’.