Royal Marines Section
Royal Marines Ethos
The Royal Marines Section is led by former Royal Marine, Major Steve King RMR with support from Capt Pete Belfield RMR and the RM training team. The section has enjoyed great success in the national annual inter-schools Sir Steuart Pringle Trophy, winning six times and coming second twice in the last eight years. This is a prestigious team event involving various stances such as section attacks, drill, first aid scenarios and leadership tasks at the RM base at Lympstone.
The emphasis in the RM Section is on teamwork, physical fitness and military skills. The time spent in the RM section is split into four valuable and worthwhile exciting years.
In their first year the Fourth Form cover the basics of drill, weapon handling and field craft before undergoing a final assessment earning them their Globe and Laurel cap badge.
In the Fifth Form, cadets complete a cadre course, enabling them to learn military skills in more detail, and they are shown how to instruct. Lower Sixth NCOs teach the Fourth Form recruits and help them through their basic training.
Upper Sixth help supervising the smooth running of the RM section. Special training afternoons take place throughout the year, normally run by the Royal Marines Youth Training Team, the Display Team or the Officers.
Activities involve hands on survival lectures, unarmed combat, battle swim testing, 40 Commando Trim Trail, Live and Blank firing, DCCT and the legendary Lympstone Endurance Course.
Field Days and Summer Camps
Our overnight Field Days include activities such as a survival exercise, rock climbing, canoeing, river crossings and the recently experienced beach assault craft.
The year ends with the RM Summer Camp based at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, which this year was attended by 8 cadets. They experience survival techniques, boat drills, vertical assault as well as a chance to develop their military skills.
Former pupil Seb Manger has successfully passed the Admiralty Interview Board and has been awarded a Royal Marines Bursary. This means that he will be sponsored through university for the next three years and will join the Royal Marines in Sep 2019 to train to be a Royal Marine Officer. Seb follows other former pupils that include David Richmond, Tom Smith and Tom Dunham.