VIP Visit to Commando Training Centre Royal Marine
28th May 2019
Cadet Sgt Lombe Mumba and Cadet PO Oliver Ward, along with another Lord-Lieutenant Cadet from Exmouth Community College, were VIP guests of the Commandant of the Commando Training Centre Royal Marine Lympstone on Friday 10 May.
The occasion was a Marine Passing Out Parade known as the King’s Squad. Cadets were privileged to meet Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, who was taking the Salute and the Civilian VIP Helen Glover the Olympic Champion rower. A bonus was a photograph with Bear Grylls, Honorary Colonel of the Royal Marines, who happened to be visiting that day.
Following a presentation in the Officers Mess by Commandant Mike Tanner RM, the cadets witnessed the Squad being presented with their green berets in front of their families and friends. The RM Band then accompanied the King’s Squad on to the parade ground for the formal rifle drill, salute and march past. Their exciting day ended with lunch back in the Officers’ Mess.