I hate to disagree but we were made to stand to attention naked during foundation every morning when our corporal came in before heading off for a shower. But that was only during foundation I believe.
I also think that some of my concerns are unnecessary, but I feel that some older Marines may be slightly racist, after all they did operate in Iraq and Afghanistan. I would just like some guidance, and to see whether it is even worth me joining, if I am going to be treated second class, and because of some dispositions I might be refused a promotion or other opportunity. I one day dream of becoming a Royal Marine Officer, or higher, but I want to stay true to my religion as much as possible, and really don't want to violate it on a routine
Hi dude. I’ve been in for 13 years, in this time personally I have never come across a racist person in the RM. I have heard of one bloke though who was racist to my friend (who’s black). He said it’s the only time he’s ever experienced it in the corps, and the racist in question has long been outside.
I don’t believe the Corps has NO racist people serving. Law of averages say there must be 1 or 2. However, in whole the RM is very accommodating, and accepting of all cultures, beliefs and backgrounds. If someone is found to be racist, they will not continue long in this brotherhood.
Good luck with your education, hopefully as you learn more about the RM, you’ll feel more comfortable. Knowledge is power and all that.