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Cpl On a training team question time II

Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by Royal2010, May 25, 2020.

  1. Advocado

    Advocado Royal Marines Commando

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    I've trained a fair few ex army, RAF and Navy ranks in the past, as well as a few ex foreign forces. Not trained any ex para reg lads but I know a few bootnecks who were para reg beforehand.

    Most para-marine or marine-para transfers I have come across have transferred for location reasons. There's no bootneck units in the south east, likewise there are no para units in the SW or scotland.

    People don't join to be close to home but when marriages, kids or family illnesses are thrown into the mix things change.
     
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  2. Royal2010

    Royal2010 Commando Training Wing Instructor

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    Yea, we have an ex Australian Army Lcpl, Ex matelow, Ex army LCpl.

    Not had the pleasure of seeing any paras though I heard years ago there was. Was wearing wings on his rig as a nod
     
  3. Wings

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    Surprised he was allowed
     
  4. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Back in the day there were always a few Recruits at Depot Para wearing wings. Often they'd have previously served in a TA (now Army Reserve) unit. Not unknown for a Recruit to wear wings and a dagger for same reason.
     
  5. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    If he was awarded them, then he's entitled. Same with medals.

    Alan
     
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  6. anon1234

    anon1234 Well-Known Member

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    Prime example, awarded the King's Badge, whilst already having medals and wings.
     

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  7. ALDL9RM

    ALDL9RM Valuable Contributor

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    Is that USMC (I assume on a secondment) to the right of the photo?
     
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  8. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    Yes it is. A regular occurence.

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  9. Duality

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    Would there be space in a grot for a travel sized guitar and would it be allowed? I was wondering for my son bringing one after summer leave. I know they don't have a lot of time to spare.
     
  10. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Just to add some context on behalf of @Powder Monkey I understand that her lad is actually an accomplished guitarist and not the typical guitar mong who is only on page one of the 'Play in a Day' book. :)
     
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  11. Duality

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    :D I was that mong. I tried to learn but when the offspring took the guitar off me and said 'mum, it's supposed to sound like this' I thought my skills were better placed elsewhere.
    I tried to play the opening of Sweet Child O Mine. He played the whole song including solo. He was 14 at the time.
     
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  12. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    To be honest, access to guitars is almost certainly linked to the TT's discretion and to where the Troop is in the pipeline. And to whether the guitarist actually has talent.
    @Royal2010 might comment if he spots this.
     
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  13. rainbow2

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    My nod is I 297 troop and this weekend should be his first long weekend home after families day. We haven’t heard anything about families day and understand fully why it needs to be cancelled. Are 297 likely to be allowed home this weekend in light of Covid?
    Many thanks
     
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  14. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    It's perhaps difficult for anyone here to give a cast iron 100% answer so early in the week.
     
  15. rainbow2

    rainbow2 Active Member

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    I did laugh thinking early in the week but then thought maybe they have to earn the weekend leave which they won’t know until Thursday/Friday I guess?
     
  16. Chelonian

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    I honestly couldn't say but jeopardy often encourages greater effort. :)
    Bear in mind that TTs also have lives outside of work and everyone enjoys a break.
     
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  17. johno4

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    Interesting. Do they have to do P Company if they transfer?
     
  18. Wings

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    Id imagine so. Recently a full screw from 216 signals transferred already with wings all he had to do was live fire training which amazed me.
     
  19. Royal2010

    Royal2010 Commando Training Wing Instructor

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    Would depend on the training team. Seeing as I am a fairly accomplished guitarist myself I would say yes. There are usually the odd spare locker kicking about.

    However it would be highly advised that spare time is used to write up notes neatly into the apprenticeship folder and to revise things they may be struggling with.
     
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  20. Duality

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    That's great. Thank you. He spoke to one of the Padres when he saw some instruments in church. He has been told that he should be concentrating on his admin and paperwork when he has any spare time though. He has plenty of time during summer leave to play.