Gordon Ramsay 'proudest father' - Son, Royal Marine

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Ramsay Jnr has completed his basic training to become a Royal Marines Commando and dad Gordon praised his boy for his 'amazing' achievements after the passing out parade today.

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Love the comments section in the Daily Mail (only had a quick read of them) all very supportive of this man and saying what a great role model he is for children of celebrities. Through no fault of their own not many children of celebrities are able to stand outside of their parents shadows but Jack has.

I also think it is a good that he was able to carry on through his 32 weeks of training without reports appearing anywhere in the media.
 

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Also to note, it looks like all the pictures are taken outside of CTCRM so I'm guessing the family either had to wait outside for all the pass out parade or maybe until they could be close enough without breaking guidelines.

I'm curious to know what his first unit will be though, cracking effort and looks like he has a very supportive family behind him.
 

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Also to note, it looks like all the pictures are taken outside of CTCRM so I'm guessing the family either had to wait outside for all the pass out parade or maybe until they could be close enough without breaking guidelines.

I'm curious to know what his first unit will be though, cracking effort and looks like he has a very supportive family behind him.
No families allowed in due to the rule of six, but after pass out the KS were allowed out to meet their families and have happy snaps taken.

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I took his KSPO. He seemed a nice lad. Very humble and hardworking. He'll do well :)
A good parade with around 50. Mine was slightly smaller at 11! We didn't even make three ranks, but still had the full band and the sense of pride was just as great!

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A good parade with around 50. Mine was slightly smaller at 11! We didn't even make three ranks, but still had the full band and the sense of pride was just as great!

Alan
Yeah, a double parade with both 291 and 292 troop. It made the left turn at flag A interesting. Got it cracked though :cool:
 

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No families allowed in due to the rule of six, but after pass out the KS were allowed out to meet their families and have happy snaps taken.

Alan
i was going to ask about this as i am still planning to come down for pass out, even if not allowed in base. As my son can't come hime for christmas it will be last opportunity to see him before he goes to his unit.

May i ask....how long do they get to spend with families and after the day is wrapped up when are they free for leave and how long?

i have seen members of the public clap them along their 30 miler, in general do many family members do this? And can the public witness them getting to the finish line and getting their green beret? no mire questios I just need to plan, which is near on impossible when his pass out date could be hampered with injury (not going to say failing tests!) Being positive!
 

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i was going to ask about this as i am still planning to come down for pass out, even if not allowed in base. As my son can't come hime for christmas it will be last opportunity to see him before he goes to his unit.

May i ask....how long do they get to spend with families and after the day is wrapped up when are they free for leave and how long?

i have seen members of the public clap them along their 30 miler, in general do many family members do this? And can the public witness them getting to the finish line and getting their green beret? no mire questios I just need to plan, which is near on impossible when his pass out date could be hampered with injury (not going to say failing tests!) Being positive!
CTC have stopped allowing families in to the base for KSPO due to the current restrictions. There has been one passout where they were allowed in in groups of two family members, but that was before the current rules came in. There is nothing to stop you coming to the camp and waiting outside as the guys have been allowed to come to the gates after the parade and see their families and have photographs. I also believe that some shore leave has been allowed up until 22.00 to allow them to celebrate.

The thing to bear in mind is this situation is changing all the time and CTC are constantly changing the protocols, so it maybe that what is in place now may not be the routine in the coming weeks.

With regards to the 30 miler, some families do go down to see them come over the bridge at the finish. I have been down several times for this. The downsides are it's a public area and there is not a lot of room in the adjacent car park, due to military vehicles, as well as civvys who are there taking advantage of the rock climbing at Dewerstone. It also tends to be a very private affair, as straight after crossing the bridge,they are ushered into a nearby clearing to sort out their personal admin before holding a small parade away from the public where the Commandant and RSM of CTC make a small congratulatory speech and award the CGBs to those who have passed all four tests. They are then loaded onto the coach and returned to CTC.

There has been an unwritten rule that whilst people, such as myself and the general public, including the occasional P&P, can be there for crossing the bridge, the parade is essentially a private affair between the guys and their TT. Also anyone who fails any of the tests do not take part and stand on the flank as spectators.

However, I have noticed lately, (I haven't been down there for around a year now), that the finish has been moved just up the hill to Bickleigh Barracks, home of 42 Commando, and the deservicing of kit, and small parade is held inside the barracks, with no access for non military people, so whilst you could see them at the finish and the Commandant taking the salute at the end, you will not be allowed to be even a distant spectator to anything else.

Hope this helps.

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Just to add to Alan's comment, a public gathering at the end of the Thirty-miler possibly contravenes current rules.

To be fair CTCRM has to react at very short notice to changes in local COVID-19 circumstances. It cannot predict what will happen next week any better than the UK government can.

Although south western England is currently a low risk region local movement restrictions might become a reality. Sadly this makes planning just about anything very problematic, particularly for those who live on another continent.
 

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@Caversham & @Cheledon thank you re the 30 miler info, good to know. it's hard to plan anything as you say with covid, added in with the unknown of passing as an original and added timeframes.
So after KSPO when do they leave the base permanently for their new units? and will their be some leave between the two?
thanks for your info.
 

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@Caversham & @Cheledon thank you re the 30 miler info, good to know. it's hard to plan anything as you say with covid, added in with the unknown of passing as an original and added timeframes.
So after KSPO when do they leave the base permanently for their new units? and will their be some leave between the two?
thanks for your info.
They normally get a weekend's leave after KS. On return most start their driver training at CTC, depending what, if any, licences they hold. Afterwards they sometimes go to the main driver training centre for more specialist vehicles at Leconfield, Yorkshire. They are also used at CTC to provide enemy for recruits and other courses.

None of this is set in tablets of stone and they can be sent off to join their units. With regards to their leave, they will at some point in time, catch up on the leave that is owed to them because of the current circumstances. When that will be, nobody knows!

Alan
 
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