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Tom’s proud to earn Green Beret
8:00am Friday 25th January 2013 in News
AFTER coming through 32 weeks of the toughest initial military training in the world Tom Klepper has earned his coveted Green Beret.
Tom (19) who went to De La Salle School has become a British Royal Marines Commando.
He passed out at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines at Lympstone, Devon, with 145 Troop this month.
He has now joined 42 Commando Royal Marines, based in Plymouth.
The distinctive hallmark of a Royal Marines Commando is the Green Beret.
It indicates to others that the wearer has undergone gruelling and physically demanding tests of endurance, by displaying the Commando qualities of, unselfishness, cheerfulness under adversity, courage, determination and high professional standards.
The Royal Marines form 3 Commando Brigade, which is a core component of the UK’s Joint Rapid Reaction Force.
This, combined with the fleet of amphibious ships, ensures the Royal Marines play a major part in safeguarding the UK’s interests at home and abroad.
Tom said: “Finally after all the hard work I am there – it’s certainly all worth while when you are presented with your Green Beret.”