Royal Marine Cadets Complete Rigorous Training

Royal Marine Cadet Recruit troop 118 pass out parade took place on Wednesday 13 June 2018, in front of parents and family members at RMB Stonehouse.

Having gone through training almost as rigorous as their grown-up comrades, Royal Marines Cadets passed out as they became fully-fledged members of the junior corps.

The youngsters of Recruit Troop 118 had gone through six months of drill instruction, field craft and learning the history of the Corps, and two major exercises - one overnight test getting used to being away from home, team building and basic skills in the field, the second involving a weekend away to demonstrate all the various skills they've learned over six months.

At the end of that exercise, cadets are 'drummed in' to receive their coveted berets as General Duties Royal Marines Cadets.

I feel really proud and would do it all again. I am now looking forward as a Royal Marine Cadet to joining the Corps of Drums.

Recruit Wafforne

That's followed by a formal passing out parade, here hosted by RMB Stonehouse in Plymouth, with Lt Col Nik Cavill taking the salute, in front of parents and family members.

"I feel really proud and would do it all again. I am now looking forward as a Royal Marine Cadet to joining the Corps of Drums," said Rct Wafforne.

Joined by Capt Daniel Waldron and WO1 Liam Dowthwaite, Lt Col Cavill presented certificates and awards to recruits, inspected the ranks and watched a drill display ahead of the final march past.