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Recruit Awards

At the end of every Combat Infantryman’s Course recruits from every Platoon are selected to receive awards.

The main awards are:

  • Best Recruit
  • Soldiers’ Soldier
  • The Marsh Trophy

There’s more about each award below.

Best Recruit

The Best Recruit award is judged by the platoon’s training team. It goes to the trainee who has put in the best overall performance during the course.

Best Recruit

Soldiers’ Soldier

The Soldiers’ Soldier award goes to the trainee who receives the most votes in a secret ballot of all the recruits in the platoon.

Soldiers’ Soldier

The Marsh Trophy

The Marsh Trophy is awarded by the Parachute Regiment Training Company to the recruit who has shown the most endeavour while on the Combat Infantryman’s Course – PARA.

The Marsh Trophy