Royal Marines of Plymouth-based 30 Commando IX have recruited a 10-man boxing squad for the first time for many years.
The team, from Royal Marines Stonehouse, are training for the Royal Marines Novice Boxing Champs held at Commando Training Centre Lympstone, near Exmouth, on Thursday, 26 February.
The tournament attracts Royal Marine units from around the country for an exciting evening of boxing.
Sgt Robert Garthland, 34, the unit physical training instructor for 30 Cdo will also be stepping into the ring to compete.
He said, “This is the largest team put together in a number of years, we have managed to get funding for new kit including, punch bags and tracksuits.”
He added, “The team train full time but also have to carry on working their normal working routines which takes its toll on the men.”