Weekend Fun for Royal Naval Cadet Recruits

Published on 26th June 2017

The latest batch of recruits for the Royal Naval Cadets at HMS Excellent, the VCC’s newest unit, enjoyed a fun packed weekend of naval and field training as they completed stage 2 of their recruit training.  In addition to a visit to the state ceremonial gun carriage and a tour of the wardroom the cadets undertook some basic field skills and spent a night under canvass.

The recruits were then presented with their new VCC epaulette slides by the 2IC of Portsmouth VCC, Capt Chris Spratt RMC, and now look forward to stage 3 and fine tuning their drill skills as they head towards their ceremonial pass out parade in mid-July.

The next intake of recruits into HMS Excellent RNVCC is in Sep 2017.  Visit our Join Us page to apply today.


New Recruits Fall In at Pompey

Published on 8th March 2017

Over 25 new recruits joined the Portsmouth Division RMVCC and HMS Excellent RNVCC at Whale Island on the evening of Tuesday 7 March during their induction presentation.  After a welcome from the CO, Lt Col Terry Wing RMC, the recruits and their parents/guardians listened to a number of briefs as they were introduced to life in the VCC and what awaits them over the next few months.  The recruits were also taken away for their first drill lesson – we start as we mean to go on!

If you would like to be in the next intake, in Sep/Oct 2017, get in contact via ports-admin@rmvcc.org.

Next Recruit Intake

Published on 20th February 2017

The next recruit intake for Royal Naval Cadets in Portsmouth is taking place on the evening of Tuesday 7 March 2017.  There is still time to apply so if you or a young person you know are aged between 9 and 16 and wants to Meet The Challenge of being a cadet with the VCC then why not download our application form and march straight in!

Visit HMS Excellent RNVCC for further information about what we do.

National Citizen Service

Published on 25th January 2017

The National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme gives all 16 and 17 year olds the chance to take part in activities that build skills for work and life whilst they meet new challenges and new friends. It brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop confidence, self-awareness and responsibility, and encourages personal and social development by working on skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication; important attributes that colleges, universities and employer’s value.  Portsmouth VCC fully endorses the NSC as our aim aligns very closely with the scheme’s objectives.  Consequently, HMS Excellent RNVCC is delighted to be able to offer involvement in the scheme.  Please visit our website for further information.  Eligible cadets will also receive a presentation on Fri 10 Feb 2017.  Please visit our website for more information.

Ex First Steps – Information for Parents

Published on 24th January 2017

Please see the attached letter (R Coy Progress Update for Parents) from the 2IC regarding the progress of R Company 162 and their forthcoming weekend exercise, Ex First Steps.

BTEC Qualification Scheme Comes to Portsmouth VCC

Published on 23rd January 2017

The Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) series of awards are vocational, rather than traditional academic, courses. They were first established in 1984 and are awarded over seven levels; Levels 1 and 2 equate to GCSE, Level 3 to A-Level and Levels 4 to 7 hold the same status of achievement as a degree.  Portsmouth VCC is delighted to announce that we will soon be able to offer these qualifications as part of our training syllabus.  Cadets and parents are encouraged to read the introductory letter, copies of which will be available from the unit from Tue 24 Jan 2017.

New Year, New Website

Published on 2nd January 2017

As we welcome a New Year we also welcome a new website for the Volunteer Cadet Corps.  Our brand new internet presence brings all of our units under one roof and reflects our unified structure as we embark on another busy year and look to expand the organisation.
The new website provides useful information about the VCC as a whole as well as about our individual units.  There are restricted pages allowing registered users to access information relevant to serving cadets and staff, as well as useful links and other helpful information such as forms and safety information.
We intend to develop the website over time so if you have any feedback please let us know.
For serving cadets and staff a letter will be issued later this week with instructions on how to register for the restricted areas of the site.
Please take time to explore and enjoy the pages of our new site.
Meet The Challenge!