4 October 2016
King's – Sir Steuart Pringle Trophy Winners 2016
Nine boys from the Royal Marines Section of King's College Taunton CCF have lifted the Sir Steuart Pringle Trophy for an impressive fifth time in the last eight years.
competition is the annual national military skills event between the 18 Royal
Marine Combined Cadet Force (RM CCF) detachments based in schools around the
country, and is considered the pinnacle event in the RMCCF year. It is an
arduous competition designed to bring out the very best in Royal Marine Cadets.
King's has a proud history of success in the event and our teams have
consistently risen to the considerable challenge to produce superb results.
significant time at weekends and early mornings, the King's team trained hard
from the beginning of this term, honing their fitness, military skills and
subject knowledge, overcoming injuries, illness and last-minute changes, to
peak just at the right time.
well as clinching the main prize, the team also came first in the separate
tests of Drill, Map Reading, Fire Control Orders, the Battle Exercise and
Section Attacks, making this our most successful competition to date.
year’s team was: Samuel Everard, Harry Cooper-Simpson, Jack Mead, Sam
Stickland, Zac Stickland, Edward Coombs, Angus Lyon, Daniel Bernado and Robert
Santrian. A special mention should be made of Patrick McSwiggan who trained
with the team, but who, in the last week, was unfortunately injured during a
rugby game and had to step down at the last minute.
team were trained and mentored by Captain Steve King (OC RM Section) and
Captain Peter Belfield.
Commenting on the team’s success, Captain King said:
boys are elated. Their hard work, razor-sharp focus, dedication and
determination has paid off and they should be immensely proud of what they have