This is the official PRMC Forum annual charidee event
- Saturday 13 Oct - CTC Lympstone.
A group of us are mad enough to be taking part in this challenge to raise funds for the RM charity and Devon Air Ambulance.
Please support us by digging deep into your pockets!
Important bits in bold if you cba reading:
I've had my sights set on applying to be an RM Officer since I was about 14. Currently I'm training with RMR (for fitness + soldiering experience) but in 2 years time, after I graduate from university, I plan to go regular as an officer. However, these last few days I've been hearing things about officers and my experience with the corps so far has raised a few questions in my mind. I've read a number of posts on here explaining (vaguely) what RM officers do. I understand that troop admin and responsibility for training and morale is central for junior officers. However, I'm wondering...is that it?
When first applying, the WO who interviewed me said "other ranks have more fun" and that as a YO I could look forward to 4 years of being the office b*text deleted**h, doing the paperwork that no adjutant or major wanted to do, and then by the time I'm promoted, I'd no longer be a field officer and I'd be stuck behind a desk for the rest of my career. The more time I'd spend as an officer, the further and further I'd get from the field, doing hands on soldiering. I brushed it off at the time *text deleted* I thought he was joking. Correct me if I have this wrong, but there's no way in hell I'd go through RT + 32 more weeks of training only to become a glorified office clerk, no matter how fancy and important my work was.
Secondly, I was looking at all the specialisations available in RM and most of the ones I'd love to do (armourer, PTI, sniper) only seem to be available to other rank marines. I...
Get fit to Apply beforehand. Make sure you can pass the PJFT on a treadmill.
Make sure you have your birth certificate, a valid passport (ideally at least 12 months to run), your NI number and your NHS number when you submit your online application to join the Royal Marines.
Use the online practice Naval Service Recruit Test.
Prepare for the Selection Interview - know your Corps History and training pipeline.
If you need to declare any medical conditions on the medical questionnaire, you can save a lot of time by obtaining copies of your medical records relating specifically to the declared conditions and submit them at the same time as your Med Questionnaire and completed eye test forms. This can save weeks or months.
Make sure you fully complete your online security clearance application at the earliest opportunity, ideally after the selection interview otherwise, if you leave it until after passing PRMC, you will add a couple...
Issued by CTCRM:
The 12 week pre-PRMC Fitness Training Plan is now available in a newer PDF Format, below.
"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.
Olympic weight lifting develops synchronization, balance, flexibility, coordination and strength, all of which are important elements of all...
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