Chivenor Division RMVCC

Published on 22nd March 2021


RMVCC Chivenor is our newest unit and although the start-up date has been delayed because of COVID, many preparations are going on behind the scenes with staff recruitment and training.  We aim to get Cadets through the door in the summer (tbc).

The unit is fortunate enough to be based inside RMB Chivenor, our unit location is yet to be confirmed but we will in the heart of the on. This fantastic facility places us in the heart of RMB Chivenor and will benefit from the invaluable support of our parent establishment and base personnel.


RMVCC Chivenor will pride ourselves by adopting the Royal Marines core values and will instil this to our cadets. These core values and the traditions of the service are the basis of our activities in fulfilling the aim of the VCC.

All of our cadets get to wear the traditional dress uniform and MTP working uniform.  The cadets will take part in parades and community activities including the annual Remembrance Day events.

Cadets in Chivenor will participate in all of the usual RMC training and activities, and make good use of Dartmoor which is only a short drive away.  This large isolated area is well used by the Royal Marines, and our cadets get to experience a little of what it is like to be a Royal Marines Commando under training.  Our cadets will often stay out on the moor overnight as they are trained in the art of living in the field, but always supervised by adults.  If you don’t like the rain, we’re probably not for you!

Like our other RMVCC Divisions, our recruits undergo basic training for 6 months as they are introduced to drill, map reading, navigation, first aid, field craft and Corps history.  The recruits’ training finishes with a weekend exercise on Dartmoor where their field skills are assessed and then a Pass Out parade in front of very proud family and friends.  The top recruit is awarded the prestigious Belle Isle Award.  Having ‘passed out’, our cadets can join our general duties training.


If you are aged between 9 and 16 and would like to join as a cadet, or perhaps you are an adult who would like to help this new unit get started, simply get in contact for more information. Or to directly register your interest in joining please see the Join Us as a Cadet or Join us as Staff pages.