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Plymouth Division RMVCC


Address: Plymouth Division RMVCC, RM Stonehouse, Durnford Street, Plymouth, Devon. PL1 3QS.


Opening Hours

01752 251 578


18:30 - 20:30


18:30 - 20:30

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Established in 1904, the Plymouth Division stands as one of the pioneering units within RMVCC, maintaining its home at RM Stonehouse, the historic bastion of the Royal Marines in Plymouth. Nestled amidst this esteemed environment, the unit receives robust support from 30 Commando IX Group RM, and Headquarters 3 Commando Brigade RM, fostering an environment of tradition and excellence.

Cadets in Plymouth actively engage in a spectrum of RMC training and activities, capitalizing on the proximity of Dartmoor, a mere 30-minute drive away. This expansive and rugged terrain, extensively utilized by the Royal Marines, offers our cadets a glimpse into the rigorous training regimen of Royal Marines Commandos. They partake in overnight stays on the moor, honing essential field survival skills under adult supervision—a true test of resilience and fortitude amid nature's elements. For those who relish challenges, including the rain, this is an ideal environment to thrive.

Aligned with our other RMVCC Divisions, our recruits undergo an intensive 6-month basic training curriculum. From mastering drill precision to acquiring expertise in map reading, navigation, first aid, field craft, and Corps history, this comprehensive training culminates in a challenging weekend exercise on Dartmoor. Here, their field skills are rigorously evaluated, culminating in a Pass Out parade—a momentous occasion celebrated among beaming family and friends. The most outstanding recruit is honored with the prestigious Belle Isle Award, a testament to their exceptional dedication and proficiency.

Following their Pass Out, our cadets progress into specialized routes, choosing either the General Duties Training or Musical Training paths, fostering their growth and expertise within the Corps.

Our key personnel are:

  • Commanding Officer: Lt VCC Tim Healy.

  • Executive Officer: WO2 VCC Michael Phillips.

  • Training Officer: L/Cpl (Rifles) David Neale.

  • Administration Officer: vacant.

  • Finance Officer: vacant.


Join Us

Join us either as a cadet, where you'll uncover your potential and explore new horizons, or as a member staff, guiding others to discover their strengths and thrive in a community committed to volunteering, leadership and mentoring.

Want to Join Plymouth Division Royal Marine Cadets?

Step into a world of opportunities and rewards by joining the Volunteer Cadet Corps! As a cadet, you'll dive into thrilling adventure training, refining your skills and delving into your passions alongside fellow enthusiasts. Experience the invaluable—learn diverse skills and partake in unique awareness and engagement visits. But it's more than that—our cadets forge lifelong friendships, hone leadership qualities, and nurture discipline and teamwork. Embrace growth as an individual while contributing to a community committed to the corps. Join us and embark on a journey of personal and collective development and have fun while doing it!

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Could you be an adult volunteer with the Volunteer Cadet Corps at Plymouth Division?

Could you help with administration? Could you drive cadets to their activities? Could you organise a weekend exercise? Could you present engaging and interesting lessons? Could you help maintain our stores and equipment? Could you be a first aider? Could you attend and support summer camps, adventure training activities and engagement visits? Could you teach our cadets to play an instrument? Could you train be our next paddlesport, hill walking, climbing, archery, fieldcraft, drill, boating or aviation instructor?

Not sure Joining us is for you just yet? Contact us using the form below to arrange a visit first and meet us first!

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