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PUBLISHED: 16:17 10 December 2008 | UPDATED: 11:14 12 August 2010

A MARINE Reserve was awarded the much coveted Green Beret after a gruelling 10 day challenge. Personal trainer Tom Pritchard, 24, from Bromley, battled his way through the commando course, which included six days of tough preparation, with little food o

A MARINE Reserve was awarded the much coveted Green Beret after a gruelling 10 day challenge.

Personal trainer Tom Pritchard, 24, from Bromley, battled his way through the commando course, which included six days of tough preparation, with little food

or sleep and four days of marching, running and assault courses.

On the 10th day of the course, after a 30 mile march across the rough countryside and hills of Dartmoor national park, Mr Pritchard received the Green Beret to mark his achievement.

He said: "I found the 30 miles pretty good - tough in places - but when you know you are going to get your Green Beret at the end you have something to focus on."

Mr Pritchard joined the Reserves two years ago.

Reserves act in general reserve to regular Marines and go through the same training as them.

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