A Few RMR Questions

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When is it that you get your uniform?
What does this consist of, boots, beret? Ect...
How much does this cost?
Do you get to take it home? (not to play soldier, I mean for training purposes) :D
How often can you specialise?
Is it possible to specialise in as many areas as possible to make yourself a more valuable "super marine"?

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Matthew
 

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When is it that you get your uniform?
What does this consist of, boots, beret? Ect...
How much does this cost?
Do you get to take it home? (not to play soldier, I mean for training purposes) :D
How often can you specialise?
Is it possible to specialise in as many areas as possible to make yourself a more valuable "super marine"?

Thanks.
Matthew
Your uniform is issued in increments as it's required during training. Boots & combats (without badges) are issued at the start.Your beret comes after it's been earned - roughly 14-18 months after commencing training.

The uniform costs the taxpayer several hundred pounds. It costs the recruit nothing - until they lose it or fail to return it.

You will need to take uniform home to wash it, iron it, polish it, repair it but it should only be worn in public for authorised events.

Most RMR units limit the number of specialisations available, but in theory you can re-specialise after completing a couple of years return of service for each SQ.

Supermarine built the Spitfire aircraft.
 

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Your uniform is issued in increments as it's required during training. Boots & combats (without badges) are issued at the start.Your beret comes after it's been earned - roughly 14-18 months after commencing training.

The uniform costs the taxpayer several hundred pounds. It costs the recruit nothing - until they lose it or fail to return it.

You will need to take uniform home to wash it, iron it, polish it, repair it but it should only be worn in public for authorised events.

Most RMR units limit the number of specialisations available, but in theory you can re-specialise after completing a couple of years return of service for each SQ.

Supermarine built the Spitfire aircraft.

Don't RMR Recruits get te training beret then? I have seen a few videos on Youtube and I'm sure they were wearing them.
 

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On a similar note, once you have passed out of training, is your uniform kept at your det or do you take that home too?
 

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Whichever is most convenient.

Most units have lockable storage areas for uniform - bear in mind the kit takes-up a fair bit of space - Bergen, boots, respirator, helmet, dress uniform, shirts, trousers, jackets, webbing, peaked cap, pith helmet, etc.
 
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