Life in the Royal Marines is on the horizon for Scott

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CADETS have said farewell to one of their friends who is off to join the Royal Marines.

Scott Cahill, 17, is a member of the TS Active Maritime Training Corps, which is based at St George’s Church Hall in Waterlooville.

He has now been accepted onto the Royal Marines training course, hoping for a future in the armed forces.

Scott said: ‘I’m really excited. Training will be hard but I know I can get through it.

‘I’ve really enjoyed my time with TS Active.’

His colleagues said goodbye at a cadet meeting where they presented him with a gift to help him get through training – a pair of thick socks.

Mum Jackie, 48, of Milbeck Close in Cowplain, said: ‘He’s always wanted to be in the armed forces.

‘He’s enjoyed everything about being a cadet and is looking forward to the next step now.’