Posted on September 14, 2018
His Royal Highness had the opportunity to explore the Royal Marines Base and meet new recruits undergoing training in order to learn more about the process of becoming a Royal Marine. The Commando Training Centre at Lympstone selects and trains all Royal Marines Officers, Recruits and Reserves. On average, 1,300 recruits, 2,000 potential recruits and 400 potential officers attend training courses and acquaint courses at the centre every year. The Duke also met the Invictus Games Racing Team, which includes former Royal Marine Commandos Steve McCully and Paul Vice MC, who are at Lympstone for the day for a team bonding exercise. The Duke arrived at Lympstone in a Wildcat AH1 Helicopter flown by 847 Naval Air Squadron from Commando Helicopter Force, based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, who provide crucial aerial support to the Royal Marines.