Welcome

350 Troop Marine Cadets parade at Pewsey Vale School
Tuesday evenings 18:45 – 21:15 throughout the year

Adult committee members required

If you are interested in joining us either as a cadet or adult instructor/committee member please come along on a parade evening for an informal chat.

If you are unable to make Tuesday evenings, please get in touch via our Contact us page


350 Troop Marine Cadets is an independent youth organisation based in Wiltshire.  We pride ourselves in following the ethos and training of the Royal Marines to instil a sense of pride, respect and self-discipline along with other valuable attributes in our young cadets.

Our organisation is completely self-funded relying on fundraising, events, public donations and grants to provide us with the uniforms, kit and equipment to drive the troop forward.

Adult staff

350 Troop Marine Cadets parade at Pewsey Vale School
Tuesday evenings 18:45 – 21:15 throughout the year

Adult committee members required

If you are interested in joining us either as a committee member or adult instructor please come along on a parade evening for an informal chat.

If you would like to apply as a committee member and are unable to make Tuesday evenings, please get in touch via our Contact us page


We are always looking to recruit new staff members.

There are lots of jobs to fulfil within the troop, and sometimes work commitments or other circumstances mean individuals are not available, so the more staff we have the better we will be in covering parade nights and not letting our cadets down.

If you have any military or cadet experience, this would help the troop massively. However it is not mandatory, you can still join, as enthusiasm and willingness to help support the troop is just as important.

You can choose to be a uniformed or civilian instructor or civilian support staff and the amount of time that you are willing to give to the troop.  You will serve a three month probationary period during which time you will receive the training necessary to be part of 350 troop Marine cadets.

All we ask of you, and it’s a very important ask, is that you are prepared to lead from the front and, definitely by example, as young minds are very susceptible.

Some of the staff roles which need support are:

– Administration
– Instructing
– Grant Locating
– Quarter Master
and many other roles

If this interests you at all, then view our Contact us page and have a chat.

Cadets

 

350 Troop Marine Cadets parade at Pewsey Vale School
Tuesday evenings 18:45 – 21:15 throughout the year

If you are interested in joining us, please come along on a parade evening for an informal chat or get in touch via our Contact us page

Being a Marine Cadet

350 Troop Marine Cadets TS Redoubt is open to both boys and girls aged 11 to 18.

On joining 350 Troop you will be known as a potential Marine cadet recruit (PMCR) and will start your four week introductory period to see if the Marine cadets is for you. After this period you will move on to Marine cadet recruit (MCR) training and be issued with the necessary uniform to complete your four to five months of basic training.

Upon successful completion of this stage you will be allowed to wear your Globe and Laurel cap badge, Marine cadet shoulder flashes and the TS Redoubt patch all of which will be presented to you at your ceremonial ‘pass out’ parade in front of your family and friends.

As a qualified Marine cadet, you will learn new key skills and take part in lessons that will enable you to advance through our syllabus from recruit to MC1.

Some of the activities Marine cadets are trained in are:

  • Command Tasks
  • Sailing
  • Radio Communications
  • Fieldcraft
  • Map & Compass
  • Shooting
  • Continuity Drill
  • Weapons Drill
  • First Aid
  • and much more!

There is also the greener side of things as well; with overnight exercises and camps throughout the year which will give you the opportunity to put some of your new skills into practice. An annual summer camp will include numerous activities like wall climbing, abseiling, canoeing and zip lining.

If you know an adult who may be interested in becoming part of ‘your’ Marine cadet troop then please point them in the direction of our contacts page.

If you would like to find out more about being a Marine cadet, do not hesitate to get in touch via our Contact us page

Fitness

The Royal Marines Commando status, represented by the coveted Green Beret is world renowned. The physical training that all Royal Marine recruits go through to become Royal Marine Commandos is challenging and demanding, yet structured and achievable.

When you join 350 Troop Marine cadets you will be working towards wearing the famous ‘Globe and Laurel’ cap badge worn by all Royal Marines. To achieve this goal there is a level of fitness that needs to be obtained to pass the cadet fitness tests. This fitness level is nothing to be concerned about as it is reached gradually and as a Troop effort over the course of the four to five month basic training period.

All adult ‘uniformed’ instructors are required to undertake the same cadet fitness tests and again the level of fitness will be achieved over the course of time. Age and medical conditions will be taken into consideration.

All PT sessions are delivered by our qualified Personal Trainer.

Fundraising

Our organisation is completely self-funded relying on fundraising, events and grants to provide us with the equipment to drive the troop forward.

350 Troop is an independent unit and receive no support from the MOD be it for uniform, kit or monetary assistance. Therefore we need to raise all our funding locally via donations, sponsorship and obtaining grants.

All monies raised will be used solely on the cadets and their training. Basic uniform and kit for each cadet costs in excess of £350, all adult personnel pay for their own uniforms and give their valuable time for free.

Donations

By using our crowdfunding page you can support us in giving the young cadets a valuable start into early adulthood, with skills that can lead them on to greater things.

Alternatively please contact us, if you would prefer to –

  • support a child throughout his/her time within the Marine cadets, with regular payments
  • sponsor the troop and have this acknowledged on our Sponsors page.

Grants

Grants are a very important for the unit to gain large amounts of money for training and activities. They will go towards cadet training aids and activities like sailing.

However finding grants can be a problem as they are scarce and need researching. If you know of any grants that would be beneficial to the unit, then please do not hesitate to get in touch via our Contacts page.

Even better, if you are willing to devote your time to the unit to look for grants then this would help us tremendously. Once again please do get in touch via our Contact us page

Thank you in advance for any donations or help that you are willing to provide.