Published on 14/12/2023

This week saw Richard Spratt, an adult volunteer at Portsmouth Division Royal Marines Volunteer Cadet Corps retire from his role marking 37 years’ service to the Volunteer Cadet Corps.

Richard, who has dedicated many thousands of hours in and out of uniform behind the scenes to support the VCC with creating and managing logistical elements of our activities, supporting weekend exercises, attending summer camps and much much more; Richard has been instrumental in enhancing the experience of thousands of cadets through his long service.

As the epitome of a dedicated adult volunteer, it only seemed fitting for Richard to be awarding him a Commander VCC Commendation by way of formal thanks from our organisation, which Commander RNCF, Cdre Jo Adey ADC, was delighted to present on behalf of Lt Col (VCC) Chris Spratt.

The thanks continued with a presentation of a small token of thanks by Richard’s Unit Commanding Officer, WO2 (VCC) Stuart Hinchliffe, marking his final evening and an end to his remarkable career within our organisation.

BZ Richard, and thanks for everything.