More success for Marine cadets

Eastbourne Royal Marine Cadets
Eastbourne Royal Marine Cadets

EASTBOURNE’S Royal Marine Cadets have done it again.

After winning first place at the Southern Area competition recently, a team of 13 cadets travelled to HMS Raleigh in Plymouth to take part in the National Ceremonial Drill and Piping Competition.

More than 300 sea and Royal Marines cadets from across the country competed and Eastbourne Royal Marine detachment came second place overall with only four points separating them from the winning team.

Troop Commander Cadet Sergeant Holding marched the team into the drill shed for their dress inspection which was carried out by Colour Sergeant Mark Allen RM, a serving member of the Royal Marines.

The cadets were also quizzed on corp history and then carried out a 15 minute routine with a free drill rifle display.

Lieutenant Juniper, the commanding officer of the cadet corps, said, “This is a particularly excellent result after having competed and won the National Gibraltar Cup competition at the beginning of March plus training and winning the National 22 shooting competition with members of the sea cadets of TS Eastbourne a couple of weeks later. To be able to train further still and gain such an excellent result is something to be very proud off. They continue to make their presence known.”