Meet the Challenge

Published on 12/12/2016


We accept applications for new recruits from anyone under the age of 17.  You dont have to wait until your child is 9 to apply as we have many younger children on our wating list ready to be called forward for the next recruit intake after their 9th birthday.


Both the Royal Marines Cadets and Royal Naval Cadets of the VCC need adult volunteers with a wide variety of talent, from military skills, musical abilities, basic administration, DIY and IT experience.  Volunteers can also earn useful skills and experience by being on our staff.  There are two categories of cadet force adult volunteer (CFAV):

  • Support Staff  These volunteers, who do not wear uniform, provide additional support such as stores assistants, catering assistants and administration staff.  Many are introduced to the RMC/RNC when a son or daughter expresses an interest in joining. Quite often, both parent and child will join a Unit, and husband and wife teams are common. A three-month probationary period is required for all Support Staff.
  • Uniformed Staff  This category includes our command, instructing and other essential back-up staff, and form the principal cadre of our operational team.  The application and probationary process is the same but with a probationary period of six months.

We look forward to hearing from you.  Should you require ant further information please see our Contact Us page.