Red nose fun for Lympstone Commandoes
Trainee Commandoes and staff at a South West military base have been entering into the spirit of the BBC Comic Relief event.
Recruits at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines Lympstone, near Exmouth, Devon, donned Red Noses in aid of Comic Relief.
The young Marines bought the noses to wear during one day of their tough training programme which included the challenging assault course high ropes (pictured) and boxing (pictured).
Those with a charitable sense of humour include the Kings Squad 149 Troop (pictured on parade in formal uniform) who are about to complete their weeks of gruelling training by taking part in a ceremonial passing-out parade. The last effort of the elite fighting arm of the Royal Navy is to undergo drill-training with red noses – but the red noses will not feature in the actual parade.
Also included in the charity event are the recruits’ physical training instructors on the ‘Death Slide’, part of the high-wire ‘Tarzan’ course and over a water obstacle designed to refine rope skills.