Harry to visit CTC.

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  1. Rover

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    Prince Harry is heading to Devon - here's why and when

    Lympstone Commando Base will pay host to the Royal newlywed

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    Alex RichardsDeputy News Editor

    The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, will visit Devon later this month.

    The celebrated Royal will attend Lympstone Commando Base fort the first time since succeeding The Duke of Endinburgh as Captain General Royal Marines.

    It has not been confirmed at this stage whether Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will be joining him for the occasion. upload_2018-9-8_21-24-15.gif

    The Duke will meet lucky Royal Marines recruits under going its strict training routine, along with members of his championed Invictus team.

    The visit will take place on Thursday, September 13.

    The Commando base between Exeter and Exmouth has been graced by regular famous faces, and not just those from British Monarchy.

    https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/prince-harry-devon-duke-sussex-1973598
     
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    Prince Harry Makes Helicopter Trip To Meet Royal Marines Recruits

    Thu, 13/09/2018 - 09:57


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    The Duke of Sussex has made a dramatic helicopter entrance to meet Royal Marines recruits for the first time as their Captain General.

    Harry, who took over the prestigious role from the Duke of Edinburgh, was flown to the Royal Marines' Commando Training Centre in Devon to learn how young men become marines.

    He arrived at the centre in Lympstone near Exeter in a Royal Navy Wildcat, a maritime attack helicopter from the Commando Helicopter Force, which provides crucial aerial support to the Royal Marines.

    He later told the young recruits: "It's going to be blood, sweat and tears.

    "Every single time you end up going to bed where you're crying, or got a sore leg, or an emotional issue to have to deal with - but it is without doubt probably one of the best professions you can ever be involved with.

    "You guys are in one of the top jobs, you get to be a marine and get to do everything that comes along with it."

    Speaking to another group who are a fortnight into 32 weeks of training to earn the coveted green beret, the Duke quipped: "Are you all a bit like rabbits in the headlights? You're going to need each other, that's for sure."

    Prince Harry has received a ceremonial welcome at the centre, which selects and trains all Royal Marines officers, recruits and reserves, before meeting recruits being put through their paces in the gym and on the commando assault course.

    What an amazing welcome from the @royalmarines!

    The Duke of Sussex arrives at @CommandoTRG for the first time since taking over the role of Captain General Royal Marines from his grandfather, The Duke of Edinburgh, in 2017 pic.twitter.com/pnsgvjp5h7

    — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 13, 2018

    During the visit, he will also speak to the Invictus Games Racing drivers - two professionals and four injured ex-servicemen - who compete in two specially adapted Jaguar GT4 race cars in the 2018 British GT Championship.

    The team, which includes former Royal Marine Commandos Steve McCulley and Paul Vice, will be using Lympstone on the day for a team bonding exercise.

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    Harry will also learn about the support services on offer to Royal Marines, like the onsite rehabilitation centre, the Royal Marines charity and a regular family group called Who Let The Dads Out.

    The Duke became Captain General Royal Marines in December last year, succeeding his grandfather Philip who was Captain General for 64 years.
     
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  3. Ninja_Stoker

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    Right man for the job, I think.
     
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  4. DJANGO

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    Is CGRM just a ceremonial job or is there more to it?
     
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    CGRM is actually the title of the Commandant General, who is a full time RM Officer, Major General Strickland OBE RM, so definitely not ceremonial.

    Captain General is the head figure, technically ceremonial but as his Grandmother is HM The Boss, he carries a fair bit of clout.
     
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  6. ERFC

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    Probably the most appropriate choice out of all the Royal Family. Looking forward to see what he has to bring to the table.
     
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    Good to hear from my nod who is one of the newest recruits that Harry took the time to chat to them.
     
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    Now perhaps an AACC to earn his CGB.:cool:
     
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    Good shout.
     
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  10. R

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    Alot of blokes are getting crated off the back of these photos :D
     
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  11. Chelonian

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    One of the Recruits from 267 Troop did a brief interview (with a name check) on the westcountry regional TV news last evening.
     
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    Ooh exciting! Do we have a link?
     
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    You can see how threaders they are thinking " yep sound thats a crate, and another and another" every time a phot gets taken. ;)
     
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  14. juliedoris68

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    Ok, lost now! Translate crate please...
     
  15. ERFC

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    When you're a trained rank if your face is recognisable in any photo that ever gets taken and published you owe your troop a crate of whatever delicious drink you want to get them. :D
     
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  16. juliedoris68

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    Brilliant
     
  17. Chelonian

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    The broadcast was on Thursday's ITV Westcountry regional news which is broadcast from about 1800. It might be available via an online catch-up service. The BBC coverage was much briefer. I'm out in the sticks just now so unable to look for it.
     
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  18. ave!

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    Big lad Col Tanner , I wonder who crated him...
     
  19. Ninja_Stoker

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    I heard he, or Prince Harry was getting a tinny for everyone at CTC ;)
     
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    Did anyone see the marching -banghead- Oh dear........
     
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