Please click on the links below to see our cadets enjoying the wide range of activities the RMVCC offers:
||Pictures from the Arbroath Division will be published once this new RMVCC Division is established in 2018
Our former Deal Division RMVCC have an illustrious history too, seen here being presented with the Kings Shield for shooting in 1930. Later on, our cadets were on parade when HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother opened the then new barrack block at the RM School of Music.
The RM Cadets from the Portsmouth Division at Eastney visited HMS St Vincent, the home of the former RMLI Cadets, in Gosport in 1955 to perform the ceremony of Beating Retreat in ‘old time’ uniforms, some of which are still held in the stores at HMS Excellent to this day. The Drum Major was John Reeves who went on to be a captain the Royal Marines.
The RMLI Cadet Marching Band in Gosport, carrying on the traditions of the former RMLI Cadets from the early 20th Century are seen here in Forton Road 1965.
Here in 1983 we see the band of Portsmouth Division RMVCC in the Southsea Carnival, and in 1995 again in the Portsmouth Lord Mayor’s Show.
The Portsmouth Division RMVCC used to hold a three day ‘tattoo’ in each year until 1986, with some in the 1960s being held at Fratton Park. Here we see a selection of videos from 1961 where the cadets display their ceremonial, musical and historical skills, with some actions that might fall foul of today’s health and safety regulations!