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I think this site is hoofing for morale. Currently serving in 45cdo so if anyone wants to ask any questions or need any advice about the corps, fire away.
 

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Hi

Whats been your biggest highs and lows? And also, once the staff get to know you and know what your like, do they tend to ease off a bit, or are they always strict to keep that sort of mentality?

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Does 45 cdo have many people from the south? Because based on local to where I live, I want to join 42, but wouldn't mind joining 45.

And are there different reputations between 40, 42, 45 and the other units? And what do you do when you aren't abroad on ops or on a training exercise?
 

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Also - All the forces advertise themselves by saying things like "get to travel the world" etc.

Is there actualy that much traveling to lots of different countries?

Apart from a few various training exercises abroad, I've never actualy heard anybody say that they've traveled and seen the world and been to loads of countries with there force.

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I think this site is hoofing for morale. Currently serving in 45cdo so if anyone wants to ask any questions or need any advice about the corps, fire away.

A big welcome to the site- any help & advice from serving or ex- Royal Marines very much appreciated!

I've never actualy heard anybody say that they've traveled and seen the world and been to loads of countries with there force.

Cheers.

OK:

I've travelled and seen the world and been to loads of countries with the Royal Navy, you can do it with the Royal Marines, without doubt.

Likewise you will most certainly travel overseas with the Royal Marines, but mostly to countries that are involved in conflict primarily. There will most certainly be opportunities for overseas travel to areas free from conflict, but your to manage your expectations, the peaceful visits are secondary - be under no illusion.

To increase your liklehood of visiting overseas countries, the Fleet Standby Rifle Troop and Landing Craft specialisations are those most likely to serve afloat on a war canoe.
 

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Ok thanks.

I knew most of the traveling would be training and tours etc. I just wanted to know if you get to go to different places other that Afghanistan and Iraq etc.

I guess anywhere would be a nice change compared to yomping about on Dartmoor. :cheesy:
 

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Would being a vegetarian be practical and how do you younger recruits find it?
 

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Pendo: The Phys when you pass out mate is much more on your own back, you'll usually go on a Troop run or circuit every morning just to make sure everyone keeps a good level but the emphasis is more on you to crack your own phys in the evenings.

Dan: The Corps will mainly be goin to Afghan because thats where we're needed, but you never know what is around the corner. Before norway last year there was rumors we would be headed to Kosovo because of the trouble out there last year, but someone seen it as important to get the norway training in before Afghan and sent the Ghurkas instead. As for drafts, there's drafts for most SQ's to Diego Garcia which seems awesome, FSRT teams travel all over the world on MIOPS, SFSG are always busy so there's plenty to see mate, not just the Desert!

Foggers: Stacks of southerners in 45 mate, i dont know if many have been drafted here without wanting to be or not but i live in suffolk and have only ever been based in 45 and FPG in 5 years. I cant really say much about the other units as i've never been to the southern units but we seem to be renown as getting on it the most and cracking stacks of norways and mountain training.
As for not being on ops we usually want to have some downtime to see the missuses or bag off random chicks, but some officer somewhere usually jacks up a 'hoofing' exercise somewhere. Also in wintertime we usually do a norway every other year and the'll be a few trips planned to USA of the Med every now and then.

Dan: Highs and Lows? I'm guessing you mean training, if so then my davie to anyone would be dont flap, if you can pass PRMC then it means to us you should be able to keep up with the training curve to pass out. As chad as the new motto is, it really is true, it's all in the head just stick at it through all the lows, i almost dropped out at one stage but kept at it and passed out with my original troop.
As for the training team, you'll mostly be treated like *text deleted**text deleted* as long as you have a blue lid, but we all were, so everyone else will be treated no different. But they do ease off the bull*text deleted**text deleted* as you go through training, remember they will try to push you to drop out because we dont want quitters so there's always stacks of thrashings etc in the beginning, but things will change. Just have to stick at it.

Hope this helps.
 

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Cheers *text deleted*, a lot of help. :shakehands:
 

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Hey mate,

I was wondering do you have any relationships (eg: socially) with the officers or do they usually keep to themselves?

thanks mate
 

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