Jersey’s Royal Marine cadets have been declared winners of the Gibraltar Cup beating stiff competition from across the UK. The prestigious award celebrates the best Royal Marine cadet group in the country, recognising the training and achievements of the cadets during the previous year. The youngsters were nominated in November after they outperformed 25 other cadet groups in the Southern Area Conference. A team of eight cadets were due to join teams from the other five area finalists for a weekend of competition at the Commando Training Centre near Exeter. However, these plans were disrupted by poor weather and instead a command team visited each of the nominated detachments in May.
The Captain Sea Cadets, Captain Phil Russell, who announced the winner, said: “All of the detachments displayed the highest standards of commitment, determination and motivation, and the cadets should be proud of their successes over the past year. Congratulations to Jersey, they are the deserved winners of a closely-contested competition.”