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4th place in National Drill and Piping...

4th place in National Drill and Piping...

Dunstable Colour Party competed in the National Drill and Piping competition at HMS Raleigh on 29th April 2017. Unfortunately this time the competition proved too strong, but we did pick up 4th place in the country.
It has been a long road from when we started on 24th August 2016. It started as a opportunity to try something different and along the way has developed teamwork and commitment. The team, both cadets and staff, have dedicated many hours over the past 8 months as we reached the pinnacle of the National competition.
For some, it was the last opportunity to reach a National competition as a cadet, for others, the first, with the potential for future attempts.
Along the way, we have generated a bit of a buzz in the unit. Yes, its been hard work, but worth every minute.
It was the first time in over 23 years that the unit had competed in a competition at national level.
I hope everyone has enjoyed the experience and gained some great memories along the way, I know I have. It has been a great achievement in your first year as a colour party.
So once again, extremely well done, from a very proud 1st Lieutenant.
PO Hedges

Staff Promotion

Staff Promotion

Well Done Zoe.

Congratulations on your appointment to Petty Officer (SCC). After 2 years hard work you have completed your basic training and have become a substantive Senior Rate.

Since starting at the unit you have done some great things and getting us to Nationals for the Colour Party has been a crowning moment.

Well done and best of Luck.

Ade Blumenthal

Area Drill and Piping competition

Area Drill and Piping competition

Were off to the nationals!

After several months of training the colour party is off to National Drill and piping. If we had champagne here we would be raising a toast to some excellent young people. As it is Ian and Zoe are bouncing off the walls. A really big well done to the staff and Cadets that produced this brilliant result.

As to the RMCD to come Second with 4 plus 1 was another brilliant result. Thanks to Tim and his cadets.

BZ.

District Drill and Piping Competition

District Drill and Piping Competition

The RMC, so shortly after CATSEA, put together a great routine, winning both best guard and best guard commander for LCpl Luke, and have once again gone forward to represent the District at Area Drill and Piping competition.
The Colour Party won today, going forward to represent the District at Area. Well done for all your practices.
AC Peter in the individual piping, improved his position to 3rd, so again well done.
Thank you to the cadets and staff who have supported both today and over the past weeks to get us to where we are.

 

CATSEA

CATSEA

Congratulations to all those Royal Marines Cadets who participated in this year's CATSEA Field Assessment. Despite being slightly under strength, we achieved a score which now places us as one of the top detachments in the company. May I take this opportunity to thank all of you for your enthusiasm and commitment on the lead up to this weekend.
You have made me very proud to be your Detachment Commander.
Sgt. H.