In September, the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre in Devon was visited by The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, in his role as Captain General of The Royal Marines. The centre 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.
Arriving at the centre in a Royal Navy Wildcat Maritime Attack Helicopter, Prince Harry met with new recruits undergoing training, ex marines who were injured in the line of duty and the Invictus Games Racing Team. He also met with Royal Marines families who have children with extra needs including, the Prosser family from Devon – son William is diagnosed with myotubular myopathy and dad Kieran is an Afghan veteran and Royal Marine, who was this year part of a ‘handpicked’ team to take the England football squad through a tough training weekend to instil ‘Commando Spirit’.
Mum Adele says ‘It was a great chance to meet other families in the Royal Marines who have children with extra needs and also seeing our William there driving around with other inspirational people was highlight of our day.‘