New Recruits Fall In at Pompey

Published on 8th March 2017

Over 25 new recruits joined the Portsmouth Division RMVCC and HMS Excellent RNVCC at Whale Island on the evening of Tuesday 7 March during their induction presentation.  After a welcome from the CO, Lt Col Terry Wing RMC, the recruits and their parents/guardians listened to a number of briefs as they were introduced to life in the VCC and what awaits them over the next few months.  The recruits were also taken away for their first drill lesson – we start as we mean to go on!

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Next Recruit Intake

Published on 20th February 2017

The next recruit intake for Royal Marines Cadets in Portsmouth is taking place on the evening of Tuesday 7 March 2017.  There is still time to apply so if you or a young person you know are aged between 9 and 16 and wants to Meet The Challenge of being a cadet with the VCC then why not download our application form and march straight in!

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Field Gun

Published on 13th February 2017

The 2017 Field Gun season is about to start.  All cadets who have applied for or wish to apply fo the Portsmouth RMVCC 2017 Field Gun Crew are advised to read this letter.

National Citizen Service

Published on 25th January 2017

The National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme gives all 16 and 17 year olds the chance to take part in activities that build skills for work and life whilst they meet new challenges and new friends. It brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility and encourages personal and social development by working on skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication; important skills that colleges, universities and employer’s value. The VCC fully endorses the NSC as our aim aligns very closely with the scheme’s objectives. Consequently, Portsmouth Division RMVCC is delighted to be able to offer involvement in the scheme.   Please visit our website for further information. Eligible cadets will also receive a presentation on Fri 10 Feb 2017.


Training Update

Published on 11th January 2017

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to provide Fitness Club on Wednesday night (11 Jan) and Swimming on Thursday night (12 Jan).  We hope that both of these will be back up and running next week.

Cadets Get Singing

Published on 8th December 2016

A detachment of five RM Cadets and two volunteer staff helped the local RNLI celebrate Christmas at their annual Carol Service last Saturday.  In the presence of the Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire and Lord Mayor of Portsmouth the cadets helped the organisers run the event and did some fund raising too.  “Helping our local community is one of the aspects of being a cadet I most like” said Cadet Bradley Stroud.

New Recruits Join Portsmouth

Published on 4th October 2016

Over 50 boys and girls have joined the Portsmouth Division of the RMVCC this week during induction sessions across two evenings.  This is the largest intake of new recuits the VCC has had in recent years, and as well as Royal Marines Cadets there were also a number of Royal Naval Cadets who are contributing to the standing-up again of HMS Excellent RNVCC, closed in the mid-1980s.

“I’m delighted that this new intake is joining the VCC at such an exciting time for our organisation and proves that the VCC is growing from strength to strength” said CO, Lt Col Terry Wing RMC.

The new recruits are now embarking on a 4 to 5 month basic training period before ‘passing out’ for duty in early 2017.