Allowed Commuting Distance

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  1. SpiceyRicey

    SpiceyRicey New Member

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    is there a limit to the commuting distance you are to a unit? (Say an hour and a half), not in terms of if you get payed travel costs, but just are you physically allowed to live as far away as you want as long as you make it in for when you’re needed in the morning?
     
  2. Illustrious

    Illustrious Royal Marines Commando - Moderator

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    Yes there is, hour and a half by public transport officially. Dispensation can be granted by the CO on a case by case basis, which will have to be argued for / against by your OC. It won't be granted if there is a detriment to your working ability.
     
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    SpiceyRicey New Member

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    Ah okay Thankyou, what about Driving? Would an hour and a half drive be allowed?
     
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    Can someone clarify what is meant by this? Do you mean commuting distance from your home to lympstone? If so I live in Preston..Which is like... very far away.
     
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    Illustrious Royal Marines Commando - Moderator

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    It doesn't apply to recruits so don't trouble yourself with it just yet.
     
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    Oh so after pass out it is your obligation to get yourself there are back? Looks like I'll be booking lots of hotels if I pass out B)
     
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    Advocado Royal Marines Commando

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    No. You will be accommodated both in training and at a unit, as well as on any courses you may attend.
     
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    Caversham Former RM Commando

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    After Pass Out and you join a Unit, you can choose to either live in barracks or ashore. If you live ashore then it's your responsibility to get yourself back to camp in time for the first detail of the day.

    As has been pointed out to you, the maximum travelling time is 1.5 hours by public transport. If you live in Preston then there are no RM Units in that area, so you will not be living at home, however you may choose to choose to live near to the one you after drafted to after Pass Out, either on your own, or with others. If you are married then you can opt to either live in service accommodation, or buy your own house.

    Alan
     
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    After passing out most guys stay in accommodation on camp during the week, and drive home at the weekends, wherever that may be.
     
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    Is there a rota for who stays on camp at the weekend? I assume there must be a minimum number on camp at all times?
     
  12. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando

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    Normally minimum numbers. Should be shared, but as someone once said, "Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others!". For that, read don't cross the Coy Sgt Major.

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