Troop Commander

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Colour Sergeant E Doyle RMC

CSgt Doyle will stay with the Troop throughout their Training. This is CSgt Doyle’s fourth troop so he is experienced in the training of recruits at RMVCC Plymouth.

Starting as a Cadet himself he has been with the unit for some time going on to be an Instructor and then taking over the position of Recruit Troop Commander in June 2014. Trained as a Drill Leader he was the ideal choice and has turned out some quality recruits.


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Recruit Troops start their training in the Drill Shed at Royal Marines Barracks Stonehouse. Here they are taught their first drill lessons, the Rank structure of the RMC(VCC) and of the Royal Marines and some history of the Royal Marines.

Although the main focus at this stage is getting the new recruits used to new things and for some a new way of life, there will be some nights where they are doing PT (sports) or team games where we will try and get them working as a team.


Exercise First Step

Recruit Troop 116 at Willsworthy Camp on Dartmoor. This is the Troops first experience of being in the field and they are taught the basic skills needed to live in the field.

All will be practiced later on in their training on Exercise Final Step at Scraesdon fort.


Back on Camp

After successful completion of Exercise First Step Recruit Troop 116 return to the Drill Shed to get cracking on their Drill, with only 3 months to go they need to be on top form for their Pass Out Parade. With so much to achieve it can be a close call, even with the best of Troops……………