Welcome to The Marine Cadet Section
What is a Marine Cadet?
Well it could be many things, however we describe them as highly motivated
young men (or women) with a willingness to learn and a desire to achieve,
and they have a ‘can do’ attitude and a methodical, but variable approach
They have a willingness to endure hardship in order to gain promotion
and recognition, and an unselfishness in support of their detachment and
Their spirit and belief is beyond doubt, there camaraderie and ethos
evident. We endeavour to guide, nurture and hone these abilities and help
these individuals to grow and develop into well-mannered confident and
responsible young adults that are proud of their community and an honour
The Marine Management Team:
For more details on latest training programme, exercises and staffing – see our website.
What we do
We all have to cover the basics such as history of the Royal Marines, How
to wear and take care of our uniform, Drill and ceremonial but we also
cover the following areas plus much much more
Weapons, Field Craft, Seamanship, Piping, Canoeing, Swimming, Radio
Communications, Map Reading, First Aid and External Visits
All our training is based on the skills and ethos of the Royal Marines
If all this plus lots of fun is appealing to you come and give us a
try, find your nearest unit and pop along were always happy to help.
Operation Ice Breaker – 5th Feb 2011:
Field Training Skills 20-22nd April 2012:
The weekend saw Navy Training Corps Marine Cadets practicing their Field Craft Skills at the Corps Training Area in Staffordshire.
The opportunity was also taken to try out Phoenix Companies’ new Field Kitchen which has been donated to the Company along with ponchos, mess tins etc.
Cadets and Staff from Malvern, Worcester and Wednesbury Detachments, along with a prospective new Detachment from Derbyshire all took part in various exercises. Catering was done by the Navy Training Corps newly formed catering team. Click image to see more of the weekend activities.
Exercise Phoenix Raven – 5th April 2013:
Following on from the previous news item, Marine Staff from across England and Wales congregated in Brownhills for a staff field training weekend on Friday 5th April 2013 to be put through their paces in a planned exercise on Brownhills Common.
Being briefed on the Friday night, staff were thrown into a full blown Exercise Without Cadets, taking on the roles of Company Commander, Troop Commanders etc, and working on the basis that there were 100 cadets on the ground with them.
With Company and Troop orders being formulated, and delivered, the staff worked well into the early hours of Saturday Morning with the final briefing ending at around 0130, with a planned move out of base at 0845.
Without boring the readers too much the exercise went from a planned patrol through an urban area, to a full amphibious approach and landing along a canal in Canadian canoes, to a controlled landing and the creation of a Company level PHB.
After a quick brew, it was on to an advance through the training area, avoiding enemy operatives on the ground to a Forward Operating Post and RV before entering the next phase of search and rescue for a friendly and injured agent.
Having located and assessed the injured party, it was into the extraction phase, and a final amphibious return journey and patrol back to base.
Many thanks to the DSMO and his contacts for putting on a great exercise for us, to our new friends at Brownhills for their hospitality, and to the staff at Wednesbury for once again being excellent hosts for a table top exercise on the Sunday.
Lt. P Griffin (M) NTC
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