SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton has paid a surprise visit to Royal Marines cadets in Cornwall.
Hon Capt Middleton is the new Chief Cadet of the Volunteer Cadet Corps and spent time with recruits from 219 Troop, Plymouth Division, RMVCC at Scaresdon Fort in Antony, East Cornwall.
He also joined the recruits on their final three-mile march, before presenting them with their Blue Berets.
Posting on Twitter, Hon Capt Middleton said he was "honoured" to spend time with the cadets.
"This was a great inspirational morning for the recruits who showed true Royal Marines courage and determination in completing their final exercise with Hon Capt Ant Middleton encouraging them all the way," said Captain Ossie Glover, Commanding Officer for the Plymouth Division, RMVCC.
The Volunteer Cadet Corps (VCC) was formed more than 100 years ago.
Since then, the VCC has become an established youth organisation with more than 650 cadets across six units in the South Coast and South West areas.
Cover image: Hon Capt Ant Middleton (Picture: Royal Navy).