bit of a silly question about the 3 units

Az

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1st of all just looking at the 3 locations of the units on google map and i cant see how 700 marines are living in each one, plus the constant new recruits joining..

Also i dont no how to put this but which is the "better unit" to go to? What i mean is im sure there is always one unit that some prefere than the other.. maybe the way they run things, better area? Bigger base ETC ETC? Like what made you choose what unit you wanted to go? Apart from it being close to home.

Also whats the accomdation like for royal marines who just passed training? Is it single rooms?
 

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i *text deleted* go 42 commando *text deleted* its in a city....city=girls
 

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i believe 45 commando is the fav (not sure why). but i guess it depends where you want to be based so that you're not TOO far from family.
 

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Why not 45? I no it has a reputation for hard nuts but its still a good family.
 

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Why not 45? I no it has a reputation for hard nuts but its still a good family.

i wouldnt complain if i got sent to 45, but id rather be down south. apparently the nearest place with a remote nightlife at 45 is miles away *text deleted*.
 

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yeah maybe, but i am sure that they are all near a town. could be mistaken though
 

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I honestly wouldn't mind where I got sent. All being well, of course. But somewhere with some half-decent nightlife would be nice. As mentioned elsewhere in this thread, for the fanny :cool:
 
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the RM from my AFCO said that the 42 Commando was the best, he said the 45 Commando was horrible
 

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yeah the thing i dont get is if there is 3900 marines. and it also says somewhere in the royal marines careers guide that each commando unit is nearly 700 men strong. [700 x 3 = 2100] So i can't see how there is 3900 marines. You know what i mean?? where are the others based? and is the other 1800 made up of the army attached units ? :S
 

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yeah the thing i dont get is if there is 3900 marines. and it also says somewhere in the royal marines careers guide that each commando unit is nearly 700 men strong. [700 x 3 = 2100] So i can't see how there is 3900 marines. You know what i mean?? where are the others based? and is the other 1800 made up of the army attached units ? :S

there is FPGRM and logistics etc etc aswell dont forget
 

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yeah the thing i dont get is if there is 3900 marines. and it also says somewhere in the royal marines careers guide that each commando unit is nearly 700 men strong. [700 x 3 = 2100] So i can't see how there is 3900 marines. You know what i mean?? where are the others based? and is the other 1800 made up of the army attached units ? :S

Mainly Fleet protection group (commando strength so I guess that must be about 700). 1 Assualt Squadron (Poole) and 539 Assault Squadron (Turnchapel), Then a few at Lympstone and at RMHQ in Portsmouth, and do the SBS count? - that's another 300 or so.
 

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Im not to sure about that. In that case would the SAS be the equivelent to the Paracute regiment?
 

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SBS are marines, as they are marine special forces. But SAS is army special forces, so probably not the equivelent (although there are alot of para's in it).
Thats what i reckon anyway, might be wrong.
 

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SBS are marines, as they are marine special forces. But SAS is army special forces, so probably not the equivelent (although there are alot of para's in it).
Thats what i reckon anyway, might be wrong.

I thought they were both part of UKSF,
and not in the Navy/Army anymore.
 

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both SAS and SBS is open to anyone from pretty much any branch of the armed forces, appart from females obviously.
 

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SBS are marines, as they are marine special forces. But SAS is army special forces, so probably not the equivelent (although there are alot of para's in it).
Thats what i reckon anyway, might be wrong.

SAS and SBS are open to all arms of the armed forces, marines can be SAS and RAF can be SBS there is no limitation.
 
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