The Royal Marines YouTube channel has been kind enough to upload another useful playlist. This time, as the title suggests, it's about how to iron and fold your shirts and trousers. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuosRAmgaw1pmpaEwxCK8IEep7AAyw0Jq
1) How to iron PCS combat trousers
2) How to iron a PCS combat shirt
3) Hold to fold PCS shirt sleeves
4) How to iron a Royal Marines Stone Shirt
5) How to fold your Stone Shirt ready for a locker inspection
Alright Lads, found this forum incredibly useful so thought i'd spend a bit of time contributing.
No new info, just sharing experiences from my PRMC along with some tips for those guys who have their's looming... Won't mention any names to protect people's anonymity.
Arrived at CTCRM in the morning because I flew into exeter, pretty much sat twiddling my thumbs for a few hours whilst taking as long as possible to unpack and brush up on core history. Eventually another potential recruit arrived around 12:30, we grabbed our kit plus a pair of boots and got to polishing as the rest of the guys showed up. The atmosphere was pretty chilled at this point, after diner we had our initial brief to let us know how things would go down over the next few days. From then on S*text deleted*T got serious, we were instructed on how we were expected to behave at Lympstone and how to address members of the training team. Although the atmosphere was different, the corporal giving the brief was a great guy and had us all in stitches, you could tell he loved the core and he did a good job inspiring us.
05:00 wake up, straight in the shower and to a bit of cleaning (of the accommodation) to make things a bit easier for yourself before your first detail. First order of business for the day was a bit of drill, the corporal kept it pretty lighthearted... you're not expected to be a pro, just listen, take it seriously, don't be a T*T and all will be well. The drill was good because it helped the food go down before the BFT, during which the...
Issued by CTCRM:
"The 12 week training programme is appropriate for males and females to conduct and use as a guide prior to attending a Potential Officer (POC) or Royal Marine Course (PRMC). The programme is designed for an individual to assess their personal fitness ability and begin the programme at the appropriate level, broken down into 3 building blocks, each consisting of 4 weeks. Each block is replicated, progressively increasing the difficulty of each circuit, run and exercise. The level to begin will depend on the person’s fitness ability, ensuring progressive physical gains are achieved, developing muscular adaptation and the cardiovascular system.
All potential candidates are advised to conduct the training programme and to ensure they are confident of successfully passing the physical requirements of the POC or PRMC before attending.
Fitness Assessments and Markers
During the programme there are fitness markers to evaluate your fitness levels, the Royal Marines Fitness Assessment RMFA) and a 3 mile Run, which is an element of the Royal Marines Basic Fitness Test (RMBFT). These are to confirm sufficient progression has been achieved or not. If achieved, the programme is to be continued, if not, regression to a previous week is required to ensure the required gains are made in order to achieve success.
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