Firstly I would like to congratulate Phoenix Company staff and cadets for a very successful training weekend, held at TS legion.
The cadets were very attentive and it showed during the last exercise of the course. Promotions and weapon handling certificates were gained, so Bravo Zulu to you all.
Secondly, the Parade for the dedication of the stones held on Sunday 6th May at Wednesbury was a spectacular vision, with all our cadets looking smart and marching proudly. Our cadets played a major part in the ceremony with carrying the roll of honour books and folding and presenting the flags at the cenotaph.
I was so very proud to be part of this ceremony alongside our cadets.
Bravo Zulu to everyone who took part.
sgt John Rabin
May 6th, 2013 5:28 pm
Just had a great may bank holiday camp good turnout from staff and cadets, Plus a great service at Wednesbury town for the service men and women of Wednesbury who have been killed in action – we all looked good.
Well done guys be proud.
Lt Griffin P
May 6th, 2013 2:32 pm
A quick thank you to all the cadets, uniformed staff, everyone at TS Legion for what turned out to be a fantastic training weekend for Phoenix Coy.
Coupled with the Dedication Ceremony for the new Books of Remembrance and Plinths in Wednesbury, it turned out to be a busy but highly enjoyable weekend all around.
Well done to all the cadets and marines that attended the first part of the Advance Seamanship course you all did really well keep up the good work.
A/C Matt Sunderland
April 14th, 2013 9:53 pm
Really looking forward to T.S. Bulldog’s sailing course at Croft Farm in Tewkesbury this coming weekend! We are also practicing for the ET course by setting up our own camp and cooking our own food. We are all really excited!
Sergeants (M) Ian Roberts and Juner Madrassi of TS LONDON took to the Brecon Beacons over the course of 9th April to 13th April 2013 (OP BLACK MOUNTAIN) as a recce for future Navy Training Corps camps and to help Sgt Madrassi prepare for his role as XO in a unit that will have adventure training and green activities at its heart (as well as some of the blue stuff!).
Sergeant Roberts has a particular love for mountain walking (he has been at it for circa 36 years) and fieldcraft (he is ex-RNR\TA and his 2nd ATC CO was a tough one when it came to the green stuff).
Sergeant Roberts would like to thank Sergeant Madrassi for his patience and enthusiasm as Sergeant Roberts had to arrive later than scheduled due a family illness and Captain Tyrrell for his support of OP BLACK MOUNTAIN without which it would not have taken place.
Lt Cdr Carol Hale
April 10th, 2013 11:08 am
I would like to congratulate the staff who completed the advanced seamanship course (5th-6th April0 held at Wednesbury and also thank Lt Jackie Cooper and the ladies of the galley for organising the food for Saturday night for Commander Hales 65th birthday (5th April).
Also thanks also for the gifts I know he liked the pint glass and bottle of rum from the marines and Jackie the cake has gone thanks.
See you all at the First Aid course this weekend and AGM.
April 8th, 2013 8:43 pm
Happy Birthday Navy Training Corps – 4 years old on 9th April
Lt Griffin P
April 8th, 2013 5:15 pm
Another great Marine Staff training weekend from urban patrols, through amphibious landings (breaking ice on the way) to a full search and rescue in dense woodland. Big thanks to Major Jackson and his contacts for organising, to Brownhills for their hospitality during the field elements, and to all at Wednesbury for being their usual fantastic hosts for the table top!
CPO Keith Sansome
March 2nd, 2013 11:51 am
Many thanks to all the Staff and Cadets who sent me messages & some cards received this my 65th birthday. There’s a new OAP on the block!!!
March 1st, 2013 7:59 pm
I am VERY proud to have been an Instructor with Shane his teaching abilities have taught me a lot. THANK YOU,I would also thank the CORPS for promoting me to C.P.O. I promise to do my duty. Matt
February 27th, 2013 1:09 pm
22nd -24th February – As HQSO Cook/Steward would like to say a big well done to the cadets who attended the weekend. All 7 cadets passed with all pass marks over 85%, with 1 cadet getting 100% and 4 cadets 96%, with the pass mark being 75% , and a big thank you to the staff who help run the course, we now have 47 cadets with cook/steward basic/3rd class . Big BZ
CPO Keith SANSOME
February 25th, 2013 4:31 pm
Well done to all the Cadets who attended their courses this w/e 100% Pass rate. I believe the staff also enjoyed the w/e. For some it was their first as Course Instructors so that was an enjoyable challenge. Looking forward to the next courses and activities that are planned.
Many thanks to TS Legion for allowing us to use their unit/facilities.
February 24th, 2013 4:47 pm
Thank you to all staff and cadets for a fantastic weekend up at TS Legion this weekend. As always all members of staff from TS Legion were very welcoming and I think everyone had a really nice weekend! Let’s hope the next one isn’t so cold!
Thank you We’ll be on the next weekend
Lt J Cooper
February 24th, 2013 4:46 pm
I would like to congratulate all cadets who attended this weekend’s Seamanship and Cook/Steward course, you all did very well and should be proud of yourselves, once again a big thank you to the training instructors and the Unit staff/committee from TS legion for allowing us to use their facilities, and providing us all with some delicious food.
February 11th, 2013 10:08 pm
Thanks for a great weekend had fun, great company, learnt loads will start teaching the juniors everything I know, food and accommodation was good as well look forward to coming back thanks again
CPO Keith SANSOME
February 10th, 2013 3:45 pm
I’m sure that I can speak on behalf of all the students who attended the ADULT Basic Seamanship Course this past weekend in saying “Many thanks to the Course instructors Cdr Ron Hale and Lt/Cdr Carol Hale for our instruction, with assistance from Lt Tim Vobe, the Cook/Stewards course for our food and TS Legion for our accommodation.
I’m sure “We Will Be Back !!”
Lt Griffin P
February 9th, 2013 9:46 am
Inaugural Band Practice
The Captain of the Corps and all at TS Revenge would like to cordially invite all cadets and staff to attend the inaugural band practice, to be held on 1st March 2013 between 1900 and 2100 hours at TS Revenge, Malvern.
Initially Cadets will be introduced to the Bugle.
Costs for cadets will represent our normal parade subscription fee of £2.50. The Captain will kindly be providing the bugles and mouth pieces for our use.
Would OiC’s kindly let Lt Griffin know numbers likely to be in attendance by no later than Friday 22nd February 2013 in order that we can make the necessary arrangements?
January 25th, 2013 7:24 am
Yeovilton Air Day 2013
Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the Royal Navy’s premier air show at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset, which will return this summer on Saturday 13 July with an action-packed day out.
The Air Station is notably home to the Lynx Helicopter Force, Commando Helicopter Force and the Royal Navy Historic Flight with its rare collection of naval aircraft. The Air Day is an ideal opportunity to showcase their past, present and future capabilities.
The award-winning Air Day will also host world class military aerobatic teams and UK and foreign military displays from fast jets and helicopters. A reminder of Britain’s proud aviation heritage will be provided by classic jets and historic warbirds. The finale to the event will be the renowned Commando Assault Demonstration with plenty of pyrotechnics!
Throughout the day, you will also have the chance to enjoy plenty of entertainment on the ground including discounted entry to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, interactive military displays, Royal Marines Band, classic and military vehicle exhibitions, funfair, simulators, helicopter pleasure flights, trade stalls and much more
Sub Lt. Stacey Green
January 18th, 2013 10:31 am
Unfortunately due to the weather the unit parade for TS Ocean is cancelled this evening.
As many of you know the memorial hall grounds turn in to a skating rink in such weather conditions therefore we believe it safer to cancel this evening
Lt J Cooper
January 13th, 2013 7:13 pm
Thank you to the training team who worked so hard to train and qualify us staff at this weekend’s weapon handling and range supervisors’ course.
I really enjoyed the experience, and look forward to passing the knowledge on to our cadets. Big thank you to the galley team for once again for keeping us fed and watered.
Hope to see you all at the next staff training weekend.
Sub Lt Mike Green Navy Training Corps
January 2nd, 2013 1:07 pm
Happy Birthday Captain Tyrrell hope you have a fantastic day
A.C Matt Sunderland
December 25th, 2012 12:14 am
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Sub Lt Smith
December 24th, 2012 3:11 pm
Wishing all staff cadets & committee and the navy training corps a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
December 24th, 2012 11:11 am
Merry Christmas to everyone in the Navy Training Corps. See you all in 2013
Sub Lt. Green
December 20th, 2012 11:41 pm
Merry Christmas from all of the Staff, Committee and Cadets at TS Ocean.
We look forward to seeing you all in 2013
December 18th, 2012 7:54 pm
On behalf of Lieutenant Commander Hale and myself, we wish all the Cadets and Staff a very Merry Christmas and hope that Santa leaves you everything that you’ve asked him for. If he doesn’t leave it then you haven’t asked nicely. See you in 2013.
O.C. Luke Perks
December 1st, 2012 6:20 pm
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for congratulating me on my promotion and PO Burns, PO Morgan and SLT Green for helping me to earn it.
Also, we are hosting a table top sale at TS Ocean tomorrow for anybody who wants to come.
O C Mcadam
December 1st, 2012 2:26 pm
Table top sale tomorrow!
And congratulations Jonsey and Megan!
November 23rd, 2012 10:38 pm
Congratulations to the newly promoted OC Bonner-Cartwright and OC Perks – excellent work!
CPO L Cadman
November 12th, 2012 7:40 pm
Would just like to say a big well done to the Cadets and Staff from TS Legion and TS Ark Royal who attended the remembrance parade in Wednesbury. You all did a great job and looked very smart.
O.C L Stephens
November 11th, 2012 11:33 pm
Very very well done to all TS Euryalus cadets and staff who not only did themselves proud, but the unit AND the corps. I am very very proud of all of you! You all looked very smart and your marching was superb! A MASSIVE congratulations everyone! Hope everyone elses’ parades were as good as ours was x
Cdt. Abbie Davis
November 8th, 2012 6:20 pm
I would like to say thank you to CI Shilton for helping us at the drill weekend at Wednesbury. We enjoyed her company in our free time and her help on polishing our boots. Sorry for the late comment but thank you very much.
October 31st, 2012 4:38 pm
I would like to congratulate Major Fitzgerald on his well earned promotion to Lt Colonel
O.C C Dean
October 26th, 2012 10:09 am
A massive thank you to the staff and cadets at the Trafalgar parade weekend at T.S Legion and a well done to all cadets. I thought this experience was AMAZING and I personally learnt a lot! Thank you for how you all made us feel and welcoming you were. Can’t wait for the next weekend! Thank you for a fabulous weekend everyone!!x
O.C L Stephens
October 25th, 2012 12:45 pm
A big big thank you and a big well done to all cadets and staff at the Trafalgar weekend held at TS Legion in Wednesbury. It was a very enjoyable weekend and all cadets from TS Euryalus had a fantastic time and can’t wait for the next weekend to come! We are all very grateful for how welcome we were made to feel. Thank you for a fabulous weekend everybody!x
Sub Lt. Green
October 23rd, 2012 11:31 am
Well done to all Cadets that took part in TS Oceans Trafalgar Day Parade and Dedication of the TS Ocean Standard. The sun shone for us and the atmosphere was fantastic.
Huge thanks to RBL for the donation of the Standard, training of the Standard bearer and escorts and their continued support.
Further thanks to all VIP’s and Staff, Committee and Helpers for making the day possible.
I can’t thank you all enough!
Ordinary cadet A Morgan
October 21st, 2012 5:17 pm
Well done to everyone at TS Ocean for the dedication of our standard and the Trafalgar day parade. Well done and thank you to the Royal British Legion for the standard.
O.C L Stephens
October 17th, 2012 3:48 pm
I want to say a big big congratulations to all the cadets at TS Euryalus for our amazing 2nd Annual Inspection!
Well done to everyone who got promotions and awards! Really proud of all of you, not only the people who got awards and promotions, but EVERYONE!
I also want to say a huge thank you to Sir and Chief, they have helped us get to the stage we are at! Without you we wouldn’t be where we are and on behalf of all of the cadets and members of the committee I would like to say thankyou very very much!
Also, thank you to all the parents who came down to support the cadets!
We got some fantastic pictures of our Evolution production
Thankyou and congratulations to EVERYONE at TS Euryalus for a fantastic and very memorable evening! Let’s have another superb year and get lots more done ready for next year’s inspection!
Well Done to All Cadets, Staff, UMC and parents for a very successful 2nd Annual Inspection at TS Euryalus.
• Millie Gardiner, Lydia Stephens and Chloe Dean on your promotion to Ordinary Cadet.
• O/C’s Millie Gardiner and Lydia Stephens on receiving your Offshore Certificates and Badges. Presented by Capt Dave Bainbridge. NTC Offshore Captain.
• O/C Millie Gardiner on being awarded the “Fellowship of Naval Men” Shield for Best Cadet of 2012. Presented by Mr Glenn Jack, from the Fellowship of Naval Men.
• Leading Junior Cadet Cory Dean for Best Junior 2012.
• Cadet Abbie Davis for Best Average Shooting Score of the year trophy. Presented by Mr Eric Hattcher of Glevum Shooting & Target Sports Club.
• 2nd Good Conduct Badges to O/C’s Lydia Stephens and Millie Gardiner.
• N/E Cadets Declan Jordan and Connor McCauley who took their NTC Promise.
• Not forgetting the Excellent IT presentation by Cadet Tara Wilson.
Also our grateful thanks to the UMC for providing the refreshments.
All together an enjoyable evening.
Lt P Griffin
October 9th, 2012 9:42 am
Well done to all the Marine Cadets and Booties who attended the field weekend from 5th to 7th October 2012. You all worked hard and fully engaged in the exercise. Bravo Zulu.
My thanks on behalf of the MMT to all the Staff who turned out to accompany the cadets in the field, to Chief Wigman and Mrs Wigman for all their help in the Field Kitchen, and to C/Sgt Broadhurst for stepping up for the weekend.
Major Terry Fitzgerald
September 28th, 2012 9:50 pm
Well done to all staff, committee and cadets at T.S.Ocean on your annual inspection. You did yourselves and the unit proud. Keep working hard and keep moving forward. Bravo Zulu.
Major Terry Fitzgerald
September 23rd, 2012 7:04 pm
Well done to everyone who attended Summer Camp. Great to see everyone working as a team. Bravo Zulu
Caroline Adams (T.S Bulldog)
September 11th, 2012 9:05 pm
A big thank you to T.S Legion for a lovely weekend and for inviting me, was really nice to watch all the cadets doing the drill work they all worked really hard look forward to the next drill weekend:)
September 9th, 2012 6:35 pm
Thanks to the staff at TS Legion for making me welcome this weekend.
Vic "Barney" Barnett
September 4th, 2012 7:58 pm
Congratulations to a victorious Crew. Well done for beating “Pompey” from all at The Devonport Field Gun Association. Oggie Oggie Oggie
September 1st, 2012 9:00 pm
Well done to the field gun crew today at Stourport carnival you done really well and done us proud as normal
September 1st, 2012 7:39 pm
Well done to the Field Gun Crew for today. You did a fantastic job. Bravo Zulu
September 1st, 2012 9:42 am
Thank you to everyone who turned up for T.S. Ark Royals Race Night Fundraiser last night, we raised a lot of money for our unit. But on behalf of Ark Royals Cadets we wonna say a special thanks to all our Staff, Committee members, Parents, Tracey and Chalky the owners of The Sketchley bar for allowing us and putting on this race night for us and helping us raise money for our unit but also a special thanks to T.S. Legion Wednesbury unit for turning up to support us as normal and having a good time. So thank you to everyone who helped out and gave money to help us THANK YOU!
August 29th, 2012 9:39 pm
*Charity Chicken Run 2012*
In aid of Air Ambulance and Emergency Blood Bikers Sunday 2nd September @ 12 noon leaving from Hopwood Services Junction2 M42 to The Old Beams Stourport On Severn.
Donation of £5 includes….: Entertainment Outside Bar and Stalls
TRIKES AND SCOOTERS WELCOME!
This is a very big event and a lot of trikes and scooters turn up every year if anyone knows people that are interested in going feel free to have a pop down, also Cadets are collecting. Our chance to get ourselves noticed and out there a bit more with these big outside events
August 27th, 2012 11:45 am
I would just like to say congratulations to the Field Gun Crew on their success at the Portsmouth Field Gun Reunion Day last Saturday, and also thank everyone for their hard work during training, organising and fetching the teams shirts, painting the gun, the chefs who did the cooking at the training sessions and at Portsmouth, and to everyone who played a part in the success of the team, and for so much support from parents and friends at the competition. This really was a team effort, and the crew who got better with every run thoroughly deserved their success in winning the Trophy. Thanks also must go to Peter Scott from Portsmouth who has kept Field Gunning alive and helped us with our training. It was a pleasure to be part of such a brilliant day.
Captain, Navy Training Corps.
Sub Lt. Green, Wyre Forest
August 26th, 2012 5:08 pm
The Car boot sale 27/08/12, at Wyre Forest unit, has been cancelled due to the expected bad weather from tonight through tomorrow.
Well done to all of the field gunners yesterday – you did the Corps very proud. You should be exceptionally pleased with the effort you have put in to your training. Congratulations! Special thanks to the Captain of the Corps for his determination with the success of the field gun
d price 01
August 25th, 2012 9:27 pm
What a fantastic boost for the Corps – the field gun team entered their first competition and won.
Bravo Zulu everyone,you should be very proud of yourselves.
Sub Lt. Green, Wyre Forest
August 21st, 2012 11:26 am
Good Luck to all Cadets taking part in the Field Gun competition on Saturday – from all at TS Ocean
Kidderminster Royal Naval Association
August 17th, 2012 4:01 pm
Many thanks to the Staff and Cadets of TS Ocean for inviting us along on the trip to London. All five of us who came along had a wonderful day. The three octogenarians managed all the ladders on board and surprised themselves, especially as the aches next morning were minimal. The company was brilliant and an absolute pleasure to be with. Being a part of the Olympic Games was the cherry on top of the cake.
Lt J Cooper
August 13th, 2012 9:31 am
I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of TS Ark Royal staff and cadets to TS Ocean for inviting us to join them on the Visit to HMS Ocean Saturday 11th August. It was a day we will never forget, you are truly memory makers. Not only did we visit HMS Ocean, we were part of the London Olympics 2012 being in Grenwich behind the equestrian centre watching the modern pentathlon. The atmosphere we experienced was fantastic and I am sure will stay with us for the rest of our lives.
Thank you to all the cadets for you impeccable behaviour it was you cadets that made the day a great success for us staff. Thank you to the veterans from Wolverly for being so much fun, and looking after us all. And thank you to “Lt grassy Meadows” who we bumped into on the liberty boat when be transported over to HMS Ocean, who was a veteran of the Devonport Field gun crew and 2nd in command of the security operations for the Olympics, he chatted with some of the members of our field gun crew and wished them all the best of luck for the competition that they are taking part in on 25th August in Portsmouth. What a day, it was perfect in every way.
Well done to you all for taking the challenge of getting photos of as many photos with uniformed people, we made quite an impact in Grenwich as people were asking you guys for photos of yourselves! One was taken by a London Newspaper so we may have made the news down there…..Once again a big big thank you to everyone involved on Saturday. It was an honour to spend such a fantastic day with you all.
August 13th, 2012 8:44 am
Just saying a few words of thank you to every cadet that went on the HMS Ocean trip for showing how well behaved a group of young people can act in front of the public eye + a big thank you to our local MP Mark Garnier for making this trip possible and the biggest thanks goes to our chairperson Peni and Sub LT Green for organising such a good day plus well done to all staff and helpers for without your help the day could not have run so smooth.
Sorry was only going to write a couple of words.
Bootie M Langard
August 12th, 2012 7:09 pm
Thank you for arranging the trip onto HMS Ocean – it was great fun and I will always remember it.
P O Morgan
August 12th, 2012 4:37 pm
I would like to thank Mark Garnier MP, our Unit president for getting us permission to go on board HMS Ocean and our chair Peni and Sub Lt Green for all the organising and the officers and crew of HMS Ocean for letting us on board while they were on security duties for the Olympics.
Luke Foreshew MC1
August 12th, 2012 4:17 pm
Had a fantastic day out in London visiting HMS Ocean, it was brilliant and a very big thank you to all staff and helpers – we could not of done it without you all. A very special thank you to the chair lady of T S Ocean who organised this spectacular day for us all. It was a privilege to be asked. We saw some spectacular things especially the museum and had some fantastic photos taken by leading hand cadet Charlie Cooper well done Charlie!!! The simulator was great thanks to Lt Cooper for that, you could hear the screams and laughter some distance!!!! The cadets did themselves proud, look forward to many more trips to come.
O/C E. Morgan
August 11th, 2012 10:58 pm
Just got back from an awesome day in London to see HMS OCEAN. Also we visited the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Navy College. Thanks to Mrs P. Brudenell-Pryke, SUB/LT S Green and Mark Garnier MP. Also to all cadets that showed their pride in the Corps and themselves. Well done to you all.
Lt J Cooper
August 7th, 2012 8:52 am
Congratulations to the Navy Training Corps first field gun Crew. The training sessions last weekend were hard, but you all rose to the challenge and showed determination and commitment.
More training sessions are booked, and with a few more of these you will be ready for the competition.
Good luck for your first competition at the Portsmouth Action Field Gun reunion event at Portsmouth College 25th August. I will be there supporting you along with many others I am sure.
August 6th, 2012 11:54 pm
I was present at the first field gun training at the weekend, to watch two units Wednesbury and Worcester come together as one unit, it made me proud to be part of the Navy Training Corps. Well done to both units you did the Corps proud.
O/C A Morgan
August 2nd, 2012 6:07 pm
I agree with OC Mcadam we all had fun and a very big thank u to all the staff who helped us and fed us over the weekend
cadet oc Mcadam
July 31st, 2012 5:58 pm
I agree with both CPO Cadman and cadet Perks – well done to all and thank you everyone, galley staff and CPO Cadman. Lt Cooper thank you for making the course so fun for all of the cadets and the staff that went. THANK YOU I had a brilliant time! and I am so, so glad that I passed and everyone else passed!!!B well done!
Oh and defo going on the second class but hope Lt Cooper and CPO Cadman are the people in charge again!!
Cadet L Perks
July 30th, 2012 10:59 pm
Had a brilliant weekend on the cook steward course and well done to all cadets that passed and especially to cadets Tune and MC McGuire for passing with 100% and thanks to LT Cooper and CPO Cadman for running the course and all other staff that were involved. Also thanks to Mrs Fitzgerald and Mrs Wigman for working hard in the galley. Can’t wait for 2nd class !
July 30th, 2012 3:52 pm
I would like to say a big well done to all the cadets who passed their 3rd class cook stewards this weekend. You are all a credit to your Units and the Corps. Thank you to all the staff who helped and the Galley staff for feeding us so well, I had a great weekend.
July 29th, 2012 8:40 pm
The cook/stewards course held at Wednesbury unit this weekend was a huge success and was attended by cadets from Wednesbury, Worcester, Kidderminster and Fairford. All cadets are to be congratulated for their excellent behaviour and passing the course. Thanks must be given to Lt Cooper and CPO Cadman for running the course and also to Mrs Fitzgerald and Mrs Wigman for the hard work in the galley and providing good food.
JR cadet KBeard
July 29th, 2012 12:51 pm
I’m so looking forward to the HMS Ocean trip in London. It’ll be amazing.
July 26th, 2012 7:58 pm
Cannot wait until the cooks steward weekend – well tomrrow! and shouldn’t it be Mam now! not P.O. Green! Well done for passing if I forgot to say that to you
Congratulations to Lt Cooper and S/Lt Stacey Green on their promotions, CPO Cadman on becoming an Intermediate Drill Instructor, CSM Cadman for also completing his Drill Instructor’s qualification, and all the staff on completing their respective courses over the weekend. A big thanks to the Commanders and Lt Vobe as well for an enjoyable weekend.
PO Green, Wyre Forest
July 4th, 2012 12:12 am
Thank you to all Cadets, Staff and Helpers that attended this weekend. Special thanks to Lt Ryall and CPO Sansome for your hard work in organising the event.
Well done to all Cadets at TS Bulldog for your victory in the inter-unit competition and personal thanks to AC Mitchell of Ocean for winning the Most Improved Cadet award.
See you all next year
July 3rd, 2012 9:24 pm
To All Cadets, Staff and Unit helpers who came to Water-borne Activity Weekend 2012. Thank you very much and I’m sure you all enjoyed yourselves because you left on Sunday with big smiles – I hope it was because you enjoyed yourselves so much and not that you were going home!! I stayed until Wednesday clearing up the campsite and assisting the staff with various tasks, during which time I heard so many good remarks about the fantastic behaviour and enthusiasm of all cadets that it was hard for them to select the trophy winners. Well done to them. Who wants to come next year?? Regional CPO Keith Sansome
CDT C Trinder
July 3rd, 2012 4:46 pm
had so much fun at Waterland, nice to meet up with all my old friends, like Cdt Stone.
O/c A Morgan
July 2nd, 2012 8:48 pm
Congrats to Scott Mitchell from TS Ocean and congrats to TS Bulldog
MC1 Lke Foreshew
July 2nd, 2012 6:43 pm
Well done to T S Bulldog for winning the inter-unit competition. It was a fantastic weekend ammazzzing!!! A big thanks to all staff that helped get the weekend for us. A special thank you to Sub Lt Cooper and Mr. Ormsby. Oh yep First Lt Griffin who did an amazing job of keeping us fed. The S.O.D.S opera was great too, everybody taking part. Can’t wait till the next one!! Well done all cadets that went!!!
Oh I forgot to mention a very big thank you for one particular member of staff Colour Sergeant Farley which I forgot when I last posted a comment. He was absolutely brilliant at Waterland, I was on his team with younger cadets. He is a credit to the Marines and he is always there whenever you need help, he shows us stuff when you’re not sure. We all worked as a team and having a great team leader was fantastic!! A very big thank Colour sergeant Farley for all your help over the weekend from us all at T S Ark Royal !!!
O/C E Morgan
July 2nd, 2012 1:05 pm
I really enjoyed the Waterborne Weekend and I would love to do it again. Well Done to A/C Scott Mitchell for getting Most Improved Cadet and Well Done to TS Bulldog for winning the inter-unit competition.
O/C L Nicholas
July 1st, 2012 8:43 pm
Had an amazing time at Waterlands this year. Big thanks to all the staff who organized the event. I wasn’t able to take part today though. But either way, it was amazing!
O/C E Morgan
June 27th, 2012 6:01 pm
I am very upset to say that Sub LT Mike Green is no longer the OIC of TS Ocean. On the other hand, we welcome PO Stacy Green as our new OIC. Good Luck in your new post as Head of Child Protection and good luck for your future!
S/Lt J Cooper
June 18th, 2012 1:16 pm
Congratulations to TS Legion Marine Cadets for your very successful Drill display at the Rushall Labour Club, you represented not only your unit but the Navy Training Corps with dignity and pride, whilst helping to raise funds for the Help for Heroes fund Bravo Zulu.
June 11th, 2012 8:35 pm
10 Cadets and CMDR Moore from TS Bulldog all had an absolutely brilliant time on the Falmouth Sail Training Ship (Hardiesse).
On the first day we met at the unit at 10am where we were picked up by the minibus and we headed south. By lunch time we 10 Cadets and CMDR Moore from TS Bulldog all had an absolutely brilliant time on the Falmouth Sail Training Ship (Hardiesse).
On the first day we met at the unit at 10am where we were picked up by the minibus and we headed south. By lunch time we were at the famous Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor where we had a free tour of the museum about smuggling in the UK. After that we headed to the Ship (after a few rest stops) and by 6pm we were picked up in Falmouth by the skipper of the Hardiesse called Chris Stone. Little did we know that was the journey on the rather small dinghy was going to be rough! After a few screams we were on the ship, where we unpacked, settled in and started on dinner. A pretty easy one really as it was only Tomato Soup.
After a few hours talking to Chris and Carolyn (the mate) we set up our beds and turned in for the night. On Saturday we woke up early, ate our breakfast and cleaned the ship. Only then did we set sail!. It was an amazing sail experience and took a bit of time to get used to it.
After about 2 hours we put the anchor down and all the cadets scrambled to get the dinghy’s into the water and we rowed to shore! Yes, really, rowed! no outboard used.
The next day we sailed back up the Fal to another beach where we put the anchor down and had a race in the dinghies where my boat won by default because the other team took a short cut over the anchor line. After that we rigged one of the dinghies with a sail so that cadets could go dinghy sailing. It was pouring that day causing Luke’s life jacket to inflate which we all laughed at.
After that we sailed back to Falmouth and packed our bags Early the next morning we awoke and left the ship at 8am and went to ASDA to get some food for our BBQ on the beach! Luckily we had beautiful sunshine the whole time on the beach so we played football, cricket and some cadets even braved the sea!
I would like to thank Terry from the Forest Youth Sail Training for organising and taking us on the trip, Also Commander Moore for putting up with us for the weekend, Chris and Carolyn for teaching us how to sail and providing us with a brilliant time and finally all the cadets who attended for their hard work fund raising for the trip and also their excellent behaviour over the course of the weekend!
June 5th, 2012 11:57 pm
Would like to say well done to cadets from TS Bulldog and Gloucester Air Training Corps for their very hard work helping and marshalling yesterday at the Hardwicke Jubilee Fun Day, Cadets from both Corps worked well as a team manning the car park, the road closure and crowd control during the fireworks, Well done for a very successful day everyone did yourselves and your unit proud!
MC1 Lke Foreshew
June 4th, 2012 10:03 pm
Had a great day at the Jubilee party in Priory park with fellow cadets from T S Revenge and staff. I’d like to say a big thank you to the cadets from T S Revenge and staff had an enjoyable day they all worked so hard. It was team work and they all achieved it, well done cadets, Drakes, Dolphins and Marines. Oh and thanks Lt. Griffin for the ice cream, I think I got the right rank sir, sorry if I didn’t!!!!
Cdt E Morgan
June 3rd, 2012 4:20 pm
The TS Ocean Car Boot Sale on Monday 4th June is CANCELLED due to weather
May 27th, 2012 10:41 pm
Another very successful Marine staff training weekend at TS Legion well done to all instructors and students.
S/Lt J Cooper
May 22nd, 2012 4:18 pm
Where do I start ???
Saturday 19th May, we attended TS Ocean’s Spring Gala, and what a day it was !! fantastic… a huge thank you to the Chairperson Committee Staff and Cadets from TS Ocean for organising such a fabulous day out for us all.
The Navy Training Corps Field Gun Team made its first public display at the Gala, and the MP Mark Garnier took the salute from the field gun crew, who performed like pro’s, so a big congratulations to all the field gun crew, Captain Tyrrell and CI D Farley for all your hard work in preparing the crew for this event.
Last but not least the team from TS Ark Royal who performed a very well perfected evolution to the crowd at the Gala, once again you excelled yourselves, well done to you all and thank you all for your dedication and hard work.
May 20th, 2012 1:47 am
I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to Worcester Unit and the Captain of the Corps for attending my 60 years of cadeting this evening, in particular all the staff and committee of TS Legion who worked so hard to ensure that the evening went well. Once again many thanks
Cdt E Morgan
May 19th, 2012 8:19 pm
Would like to thank all cadets and staff who turned up for the Wyre Forest unit spring gala today. But a big thanks has to go to the people who came along and supported us. Also the winning raffle numbers will be on the website by Wednesday at the latest.
May 14th, 2012 3:17 pm
Please can you share this link with all of your friends and family:
It is the video trailer for the Wyre Forest (TS Ocean) Navy Training Corps Spring Gala – Sat 19th May. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6H1pQxeQCM
Inlcudes FREE LIVE MUSIC GIG.
I would like to thank all the OiCs, Chairs and members of Management Committees who attended the seminar today over in Gloucester, hopefully the day was productive and of use to you all. My thanks also to Tony Smith for sorting out the venue, and my co-speaker, Commander Moore.
CDT Louisha Nicholas
May 4th, 2012 9:26 pm
Yesterday was the 3rd Birthday of T.S.Bulldog. Happy Birthday Bulldog!
RSM Jim Bennett
April 27th, 2012 5:47 pm
I would like to thank all for making myself, Cpl Thorpe and James feel so welcome at Gentleshaw camp, hope to see you all again soon.
April 26th, 2012 5:32 pm
Well done to all the ships company at T.S.Ark Royal on Tuesday evening. It was a really good night and I was made very welcome. Keep up the good work.
April 24th, 2012 10:31 pm
WOO!! I’ve been promoted to Leading hand and won 2 awards (Cadets’ cadet of the year and Cadet of the year!) but well done everyone for tonight’s hard work at T.S. Ark Royals Award Evening/ Inspection – really proud of you all also BIG well done to all the cadets that were promoted and won awards it’s all well deserved. BIG thanks to T.S. Legion on coming down to support us and I hope we made you feel welcome into our unit. (Feel free to come back anytime!) and I hoped you enjoyed it. But most of all BIG, BIG thanks to our staff specially S/Lt Cooper and P.O. Griffin who slaved all afternoon in my kitchen making all the food and making tonight happen! Same again next year then?….Plenty more years to come for T.S. Ark Royal!
April 24th, 2012 10:29 pm
I have just spent a very pleasant evening at TS Ark Royal. The CO, staff and cadets did themselves very proud; they were all a credit to the Corps. I am sure that the mayor and mayoress, also the Captain, went away very impressed. I know that the SMO and all the staff from TS Legion enjoyed every minute. Bravo Zulu TS Ark Royal.
April 22nd, 2012 9:53 pm
It was heart warming to see the way the marine cadets came together as a team this weekend but more importantly it is good to see the support that some of the naval staff also supported us during this weekend.
Also well done to the booties on their first field appearance. Thank you also to Captain Tyrell for visiting us in the field, hope he enjoyed his visit.
April 22nd, 2012 8:06 pm
On behalf of Major Fitzgerald: I would like to thank all cadets and staff for their hard work over the weekend. Well done to the three Booties for their first weekend in the field. As they, the Sgt Major and myself ambushed section 2. I felt a lot was achieved on this weekend and thanks to the RSM and his Mansfield Detachment of the independent Marine Cadets, who hopefully become part of Phoenix Company shortly. Cracking Weekend.
P.S. Could Capt Price remember for next time that near the tree line there is a bog and thanks for finding it. Very good command task, removing a Capt from it (who was up to his knees in it). Lol xx
April 20th, 2012 10:40 pm
I would also like to say a big well done to Charles and Scott and the rest who have passed cook steward!
April 20th, 2012 10:34 pm
The Navy Training Corps is the best, better than some that I had in mind!
Cdt E Morgan
April 18th, 2012 6:47 pm
I would like to thank Mecatherm for the donation of a laptop and a Desktop Computer to TS Ocean.
Cdt A Morgan
April 17th, 2012 4:53 pm
Congratulations to able cadet Scott Mitchell and ordinary cadet Charles Lawrence of T.S. Ocean on passing the cook steward course and to everybody else on the course
April 16th, 2012 12:50 am
What can I say that hasn’t already been said? Well done to PO Griffin for organising and running the course. All of the cadets worked very hard and did their units and the Corps proud. Well Done to all !
It was really nice to be part of such a well organised and friendly team, some of which I met for the first time. Although not a student, I learnt a lot during the course, and can’t wait for the next one !
Finally, thanks to the OIC and Staff at TS Legion for making us all so welcome, and the course possible.
It was certainly a weekend to fondly remember
S/Lt J Cooper
April 15th, 2012 8:52 pm
Teamwork!! That is what the Cook/steward weekend was all about, the staff worked as a solid crew, and the cadets, I must say have worked like I have never seen them work before, with such enthusiasm and diligence, BRAVO ZULU to you all. It was so rewarding to see them all achieve both on a personal level and 3rd class specialisation level. There were times over the course of the weekend that will stay in my memory for the rest of my life, and I thank you all for this. Congratulations to you all.
Clarke T.S Legion
April 15th, 2012 8:29 pm
Great weekend at TS Legion thanks to PO griffin and the rest of the staff for being there and helping out. I had a good time with the other cadets, really getting on well.
April 15th, 2012 7:38 pm
This weekend I have taken part in the Cook Steward course. The cadets looked very smart in their chef whites. I have had a great weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the course. Learned lots too!! A big thank you from me to PO Griffin and Sub LT Cooper for organising a lovely weekend also thank you to the galley staff for the lovely food finally a massive well done to the cadets on their achievement on the course and for the way they carried themselves throughout the weekend.
C I Purchas
April 14th, 2012 11:54 pm
Well, half way through the Cooks steward weekend, it’s been hard work but the cadets have so far shown effort and standard far beyond what was expected. Following a visit from the Captain at evening meal time the cadets and staff are tired but enjoying the tasks. BZ to all involved.
P O Morgan
April 13th, 2012 11:17 pm
Congratulations to our newly promoted AC O Gallagher and AC S Mitchell , also to our newly promoted P O Kathryn Whitehouse the hard work starts now
P O Morgan
April 13th, 2012 11:05 pm
Good luck to Charlie and Scott on the cook steward course
April 10th, 2012 8:01 pm
I am really looking forward to the Cook Steward course this weekend, I hope that I will pass the course because I think that it is a first, second and third class course. I also enjoy doing GCSE catering at school.
S/Lt J Cooper
April 8th, 2012 6:34 pm
Thank you to all cadets from Worcester and Malvern units, staff and UMC for all your hard work whilst bag packing this weekend, I have had some very positive comments made to me from both staff and customers at Tesco’s. Once again well done and thank you to you all, for giving up your time over Easter and helping raise the much needed funds for your respective units.
April 7th, 2012 3:34 pm
Well done to Worcester and Malvern for their hard work over the last 2 days with bag packing at Tesco’s, they worked hard. BZ
PO L Cadman
April 5th, 2012 6:20 pm
Yesterday saw the 1st birthday of TS Legion. We celebrated with a fun weekend and disco evening last night. It’s been great to see the Unit grow from strength to strength, we have a great Unit, some fantastic cadets and all get on very well. The cadets and staff alike had an extremely good time on these events and can’t wait to see how the Unit will grow in the next 12 months. BZ TS Legion…
April 4th, 2012 8:55 pm
Well done to both the sailors and marine cadets today who visited Norton House Birmingham, and the Copthorne Hotel Birmingham. They represented TS Leopard extremely well and had fantastic reports from all involved BZ to you all. 4 Cadets attended Norton house to donate a food/toiletries/confectionary hamper the whole unit had compiled. – The house is a base for serving personnel and their families who have been severely injured in Afghanistan and had to be brought back to Birmingham for treatment.
6 Cadets visited The Copthorne Hotel for a behind the scenes tour of the hotel and kitchen as part of their class 1 cook stewards qualification and was invited by the executive chef to try their hand at Malaysian style wok cooking with a master class with the Malaysian head chef.
Also well done to those cadets who completed their first aid assessments, and those who completed their BSAC snorkelling course as well today….wow what a hectic but great day for Perry Barr unit
April 2nd, 2012 10:33 pm
Just saying well done to Eric from everybody at TS Ocean.
March 31st, 2012 11:48 am
We are all wishing you well Commnader on the last leg of your journey – from all at The Navy Training Corps. To read about the sponsored walk that Commander Moore is doing, click here
March 26th, 2012 4:09 pm
I would just like to say good luck to Commander Moore for his walk this week from all at TS Bulldog
MC1 Lke Foreshew
March 19th, 2012 9:08 pm
A very big thank you to everyone at T S Ocean for a fantastic time at the presentation evening. Especially a very big thank you to Sub Lt Jackie Cooper for nominating me for an award. It was great surprise to receive the runner up cadet of the year award. I know that things have been hard for me with my disability and illness but I couldn’t of got through it without my family and especially all my friends from T S Ark Royal and T S Revenge and all staff. They have been with me through my tuff times, once again a very big THANK YOU. Well done Lotti from T S Bulldog for getting Cadet of the Year award and Euan Morgan for being nominated as well. I will treasure this as it is an honour to of won the Runner Up Cadet of the Year for 2011 and very proud to being part of two great units T S Ark Royal and T S Revenge.
March 19th, 2012 10:15 am
I would like to say a huge thank you to TS Ocean for all their hard work in holding the presentation evening on Friday 16th March, you should be very proud of yourselves, cadets and committee they did a fantastic job.
Well done to all the cadets who received awards you all looked smart and I was very proud to be a part of the evening.
Well done to Lotti from TS Bulldog for winning the cadet of the year and a special well done to MC1 Luke Foreshew for his award as runner up Cadet of the year award, we know how hard you have worked Luke to get where you are today, it’s been a hard 18 months for you and we are very proud to have you in our unit.
And I am also pleased to announce that I have had confirmation from the Worcestershire County Triangle awards that Luke has won the very prestigious award for Personal Achievement and will presented with his award on Thursday 29th March.
Once again thank you to all involved from the cadets, staff, committee, parents, national executive members and VIP’s for a fabulous evening.
Cdt Euan Morgan
March 18th, 2012 5:08 pm
Would like to say a big well done to everybody who received awards at the presentation evening. Most of all a big Well Done to A/C Lottie Davies for getting the “Cadet of the Year 2011″ and Marine Cadet Luke Foreshew for getting “Cadet of the Year 2011 Runner-Up”. I also got nominated which I am extremely proud with. All in all, Great Evening. It wouldn’t have happened without the catering staff consisting of Jackie Morgan and Adele Downing. Oh and the Scouts letting us use their hut.
A/C Lottie Davies
March 18th, 2012 12:54 pm
Would just like to say thank you to everyone who nominated me for the Tony Smith Trophy for the ‘Navy Training Corps Cadet of the Year 2011’. I really appreciate it and had a great evening. Well done to everyone who got awards, you should be proud. Thank you again!:-)
A/C Charlie Cooper
March 17th, 2012 8:59 am
Well done to all the cadets last night who picked up awards, you all represented your units and the NTC well!
Can I ask all staff and cadets to take a moment to remember the 404 service personnel who have given their lives in Afghanistan since 2001, and to think of their families, especially the 56 Royal Marines who have so far paid the ultimate price for us?
To quote the Corps Prayer Book if I may be so bold
“O eternal Lord God, who through many generations has united and inspired the members of our Corps, grant your blessing, we beseech you, on Royal Marines serving all around the Globe. Bestow your crown of righteousness upon all our efforts and endeavours, and may our laurels be those of gallantry and honour, loyalty and courage. We ask these things in the name of him whose courage never failed, our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Amen.”
March 1st, 2012 8:54 am
Winner of the Feb WordSearch is A/C Charlie Cooper of TS Ark Royal. Well done.
Well done to all involved in the Cadet Basic Course weekend on board T.S Legion Wednesbury. Each and every one of the Cadets showed enthusiasm and respect and were very well behaved. It was my first weekend getting involved in training and helping out on a marine weekend at T.S Legion where I am a Petty Officer and I enjoyed every single minute of it and I personally learnt a lot. The staff put a lot of hard work into achieving the excellent results this weekend achieved.
My thanks go out to CSM Cadman And Major Fitzgerald, and to the Galley staff C.I Purchas and Mrs Wigman, Mrs Fitzgerald and Mrs Smith for exceptional hard work into food and refreshments supplied over the weekend. Also to colleagues of the Navy training Corps who also attended, for their friendly and warm approach to this weekend, I got to make some new friends and work with some exceptional cadets. Bravo Zulu.
Can I pass on my thanks to all those at TS Legion for hosting Phoenix Company, Marine Cadets this weekend for the Cadet Basic Course, from the OiC, through the Staff and Trainers, to all those who also helped out in the Galley, without whom the course would not have been possible. Can I also thank my colleagues on the MMT, the Major and CSM.
Finally to all the cadets and recruits, you were a credit to your respective Units, and the number of people who commented on your general behaviour and good manners was exceptional. Bravo Zulu to you all.
Marine Cadtet Robyn Andrews
February 26th, 2012 6:01 pm
Thank you to all of the staff of TS Legion and the other units, who let us do our training in their Unit this weekend. Thank you to all of the staff who have given up their weekend for us and last of all, well done all cadets.
February 26th, 2012 4:20 pm
Congratulations to all the marine cadets who attended the weekend at TS Legion, on your enthusiastic approach and general conduct all weekend.
Clarke T.S Legion
February 26th, 2012 3:21 pm
Great weekend I enjoyed it a lot, food was amazing and a huge thanks to CSM for making it possible in a week. Had lots of fun enjoying meeting new people and also learnt a lot.
February 26th, 2012 3:08 pm
My first Marine Weekend – Very well organised, great food and nice people, thank you for making me so welcome on my first weekend with Marines.
India Rees- Wyatt
February 26th, 2012 2:55 pm
This weekend has been great and has been a great opportunity and I would like to thank everyone there for making the weekend a great success and for all the marines for making life better this weekend and a special thanks to Brandon for being a really good mate this weekend xx
February 26th, 2012 9:32 am
To win £10 voucher, enter this month’s WordSearch. You have until Wednesday. Quiz open to Navy & Marine cadets. Click here to view puzzle.
February 15th, 2012 10:10 pm
Congratulations to all the staff who give voluntary commitment at the Wednesbury Unit, the efforts put in by all has quickly turned the Unit from a recently new division to a fast growing well organised Unit.
The informative open night 15.2.12 has identified the good works and input the team makes to make new recruits welcome. Our grandson Joseph enjoys his time there, and it is clear to see from observing the children and older boys and girls that discipline is taught and respected by all. Not only is it character building, but with the efforts of the volunteers it is clear to see they are moulding the kids to be respecting of people and prevent them being on the streets. It is not only educational for kids who need to learn skills which are military geared, but it gives the kids the opportunity to mix with other likeminded kids.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORKS YOU SHOULD PAT YOURSELVES ON THE BACK.
IT IS CLEAR TO SEE THE PATRON FATHER KEVIN HAS WORKED IN UNISON TO STRIVE TO SUPPORT THE UNIT.
I think we need to be more proactive in assisting fund raising.
February 2nd, 2012 12:27 pm
I would like to say a big congratulations to Dolphin Cadet Harrison Radburn Of T.S Legion for winning the cadet of the month trophy, Harrison has only recently Been moved up into The Dolphins Division of T.S Legion after celebrating his 10 Birthday, The grin on his face when receiving the award was one to look back on, He has even taken his trophy to school with him today he is that proud of it and so he should be he has worked really hard to get it. Well done Harrison.
February 1st, 2012 8:27 am
Congratulation to Cadet Oceanne Gallagher, TS Ocean winner of the January Word Search.
Congratulations on your appointment and we wish you success in your venture.
Jack and Betty BREWER
January 28th, 2012 11:18 am
To all cadets: Monthly Quiz closing shortly – Send in your entries by Tuesday evening, prize £10 voucher to spend in 17000 UK outlets.
January 23rd, 2012 10:08 pm
I would like to say congratulations to the cadets at TS BULLDOG who got promoted tonight at the unit Presentation evening and also the cadets who got awards and good conduct stripes. Finally I would like to say congratulations to our new OIC Sub Lt Bev Chaston who has changed from the first lieutenant to OIC and the OIC has changed to the first Lieutenant.
Marine Training Officer
January 22nd, 2012 6:13 pm
Well done to the Marines on the promotion course. The Marine Management Team are very proud of your achievements over the weekend, culminating with the promotion of 6 cadets to Marine Cadet First Class, 4 cadets to Lance Corporal, 1 cadet to Corporal, 1 cadet to Cadet Sergeant and the OiC of Malvern unit being commissioned to Second Lieutenant…………………. Well done to you all. All the hard work has paid off and you did yourselves, your Unit and the Navy Training Corps Marine Section proud.
January 22nd, 2012 5:25 pm
Congratulations to all the marines who attended the pre-promotion weekend at TS Legion
Well the weekend is nearly upon us, for all those attending the Marine Promotion Course this weekend, the best of wishes. No doubt I will see you all in the morning when I arrive. I would be there with you tonight then TS Revenge parade on a Friday. Relax, enjoy, and I am positive you will all make a good impression.
Marine Training Officer
January 16th, 2012 8:15 pm
I am really looking forward to the Marine Promotion Course this weekend, I hope all the cadets that are attending have been revising all the areas needed i.e. Corps history, seamanship, piping etc., Good Luck to all those attending.
January 4th, 2012 11:48 pm
Drake cadet Callum Davies was awarded the best all round cadet of 2011. He was a very worthy winner and always sets a good example in front of all the cadets. Well done Callum.
Sgt P. Griffin
January 3rd, 2012 8:30 am
Firstly happy new year to everyone.
Secondly, I would like to invite you all (especially those from TS Revenge) to bookmark the unit’s new website (http://ntcmalvern.wordpress.com/)which we hope will provide details of our activities as well as keep all those involved up to date with training, news, and standing orders.