Advantages / disadvantages as a Royal Marine

Discussion in 'Stickies/Frequently Asked Questions' started by Ninja_Stoker, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

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    My lads contract was 12 years, unless the rank of Cpl was reached before the 12 year point. Whereby the option to serve 22 years was available. I think that's right? Has this now changed to 18 years or age 40? And if so which option would my lad now come under?
     
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Careers Adviser

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    You are correct with regard those joining today are on an initial contract of 12 years, unless recommended/promoted to Corporal. Upon promotion the contract length is extended to 20 years, regardless of age.

    Post #1 corrected - cheers @arny01, missed that bit!
     
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  3. arny01

    arny01 Ex Pongo.

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    Brill!! Cheers!!
     
  4. Ninja_Stoker

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    I've added more disadvantages to the list at post #1 which I hope will more accurately reflect the negative aspects as perceived by those currently serving.

    If any trained ranks wish to add to the positives/negatives, please post here & I'll amend.
     
  5. Mr D

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    Dont want to sound negative but in light of what has/is happening at the moment another disadvantage is
    -You run the risk of being put on trial and if found guilty could be locked up for doing your job.

    Happy New Year Guys.
     
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  6. Ninja_Stoker

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    Yip. Bit of an iffy one to pop on the list unfortunately, but the sentiment is certainly echoed.

    Happy New Year.
     
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  7. FRMCCK

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    I couldn't find a thread discussing this and couldn't see it on this one but I had a teacher who served in the forces prior to his teaching career and he was telling me about the privilege of rail discounts. I was wondering if serving in the Navy/Marines are eligible for a type of forces rail card?
     
  8. Bellionaire679

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    Yep, All military personnel and dependants are entitled to the HM Forces rail card which gets you a third off rail fairs. Railcard itself costs £15 I believe
     
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    Yes this is what i thought ahha thankyou for the reply :) should be helpful if i get to unit
     
  10. Ninja_Stoker

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    Post #1 on this thread:

    Matthew Chapter 7, verse 7. Innit.
     
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