A former King Alfred School student has successfully completed 32 weeks of the world’s toughest physical training to become a Royal Marines Commando.

Lee Whitfield, a 26-year-old from Highbridge, passed out at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon with 904 Troop.

Lee said: “The training was hard – I expected it to be, but the instructors are there to help you, they really want to see you succeed. Ultimately though, it’s down to you.”

“You have to be willing to push your body to the limit, but more importantly be prepared to push your mind beyond it.”

The distinctive hallmark of a Royal Marines Commando is the Green Beret. It indicates to others that the wearer has undergone the physically demanding training.

Mr Whitfield will be joining 40 Commando Royal Marines who are based in Taunton.

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