Captain General Royal Marines, HRH Prince Harry visits CTCRM and meets The Royal Marines Charity
Today, 13th September 2018, Captain General Royal Marines, HRH Prince Harry visited Commando Training Centre Lympstone, his first to a Royal Marines base since taking over the role of Captain General from his Grandfather, HRH Prince Philip.
Arriving in a Royal Navy Wildcat Helicopter, the Captain General received a ceremonial welcome at Commando Training Centre before meeting the recruits currently at training at CTCRM in the gym and on the Commando Assault Course.
The Duke of Sussex also learnt more about the support services on offer to Royal Marines and their families in the Corps.
Meeting The Royal Marines Charity, the Captain General heard first hand about the through life support the charity offers to Royal Marines and their families. In addition to hearing about of some of the upcoming projects of the Charity, the Captain General met families that The Royal Marines Charity have been able to support, showcasing the vital work the charity has been able to achieve to support the whole Corps family.
During his visit, HRH Prince Harry also met the Invictus Games Racing drivers, made up of two professionals and four injured ex-servicemen who compete in two specially adapted Jaguar GT4 race cars in the British GT Championship. The team includes former Royal Marines Commandos Steve McCully and Paul Vice MC.
The Captain General concluded his visit to CTCRM with a ceremonial sword presentation of on the steps of the Officers’ Mess.
Former Marine Paul suffered a traumatic brain injury after standing on an IED in 2011. Since then, âThe Commando Who Refused to Dieâ was 2016 @WeAreInvictus most successful athlete, winning medals in swimming, volleyball, cycling & athletics. pic.twitter.com/2COR1rQXeQ
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