Plymouth Cadets Pass Out

Published on 03/11/2021

On Saturday 30 October, 13 recruits in Plymouth Division Royal Marines Volunteer Cadet Corps ‘passed out’ for duty as Royal Marines Cadets following 5 months of basic training. During a ceremony attended by families and friends, the new cadets were inspected by the Commander VCC, Lt Col (VCC) Chris Spratt. Following the presentation of Pass Out certificates and two awards for excellence, the cadets put on a brief drill display before marching past the Colonel and officially becoming Royal Marines Cadets. Afterwards, cadets, visitors and adult volunteers enjoyed coffee and biscuits whilst formal and informal photographs were taken.

“Each time my son puts on his uniform its like he’s a different person; you have done so much to improve his confidence” said one of the cadets’ mums after the parade. Lt Col Spratt commented later “It’s superb to be able to do these face-to-face events again and its my pleasure to welcome these brilliant young people into the VCC family”.

Plymouth Division RMVCC is still welcoming new recruits (ages 9 to 16) to join its next intake, and of course is keen to hear from adults aged 18 to 65 who might like to volunteer a few hours a week to help deliver the cadet experience. Visit www.volunteercadetcorps.org for more information.