Teaching the young people of Plymouth the ways of the Royal Marines, Discipline and self respect

Mondays and Wednesdays 1830 – 2030hrs

Recruit TroopDSC_0357

The start of a great future

All Cadets undergo 6 months of training in Recruit Troop. They will learn the basic skills required to earn their Beret and Pass Out as a Royal Marines Cadet

  • Drill
  • Royal 20150906_123720Marines Corps History
  • Basic Map Reading12375161_1693549467526921_8880576362163781499_o
  • Fieldcraft
  • Living in the Field
  • 2 Field Exercises
  • Pass Out Parade


General Duties (GD) Troops

DSC_0412 After completion of training they move on to either Gibraltar Troop or Normandy Troop. These troops consist of a mixture of age, experience and ability. They will continue to grow and learn as they progress through the ranks from a Cadet to Lance Corporal, Corporal, Sergeant and Colour Sergeant. A very select few will then go on to Warrant Officer 2nd Class (WO2) and may hold the position of Company Sergeant Major DSC_0415(CSM) where they will be the senior cadet in the training troops and possibly go on to earn the rank of Warrant Officer 1st Class (WO1) and become the Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM)


Corps of Drums

After passing out Cadets can audition for The Corps of Drums

The Corps of Drums operates in a similar way to the GD troops but here the Cadets have the added challenge of learning to play the Military Side Drum and the Bugle, the Bass Drum or the Tenor Drum. Along with the above progression of rank they can aspire to become the Cadet Drum Major, leading the Corps of Drums on ceremonial parades and duties