Adam Monk, 14, who is in the Kingston detachment of the Royal Marine cadets joined the Royal Family in a remembrance service at Buckingham Palace, last Monday (4).
Adam said: "It was great to be at the Abbey remembering those that died for us in the First World war.
"I was lucky to get to be there."
The student who attends Feltham Community College was a sea cadet in Feltham for a year before he decided to move and join the Royal Marines six months ago.
He has learnt skills including map reading, communication and team work and been privileged to attend four marches in central London this year to celebrate 350 years of the Royal Marines including a visit to Buckingham Palace where he marched down The Mall and towards Buckingham Palace
Proud mum Sarah Page said: "I am very proud of Adam and all he has achieved and participated in since being a marine cadet.
"I was especially lucky to get two tickets to the Palace and to be able to watch the cadets marching so precisely onto the lawn.
"I am also very thankful to the Kingston detachment for making Adam so welcome there."