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Post #1 updated & amended with regards Laser Eye Surgery to reflect a change in policy.
To clarify, applicants who have had an approved type of successful, fully documented laser eye surgery (at whatever age) cannot join until over age 22.
It no longer means those undergoing approved surgery under age 22 are ineligible forever...only until they are over age 22 and meet all other pre and post surgery requirements.
Learn the basics and if you want to impress throw in a bit of this,
We all know the history of the Royal Marines began on 28 October 1664.They arent the oldest Marine Unit in the World,that honour goes to the Spanish,Infantería de Marina (1537), the Fanti da Mar of the Republic of Venice (1550), the Portuguese Marine Corps (1610) and France's Troupes de marine (1622).But just HOW were they formed?
The 'first official' unit of English naval infantry, originally called the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot and soon becoming known as the Admiral's Regiment, was formed on 28 October 1664, with an initial strength of 1,200 infantrymen recruited from the Trained Bands of London as part of the mobilisation for the Second Anglo-Dutch War.James (later King James VII & II), the Duke of York and Albany, Lord High Admiral and brother of King Charles II, was Captain-General of the Artillery Company, now the Honourable Artillery Company, the unit that trained the Trained Bands.
It consisted of six 200-man companies and was initially commanded by Colonel Sir William Killigrew with Sir Charles Lyttleton as lieutenant-colonel. Killigrew had commanded an English regiment in Dutch service, and many of the regiment's initial complement of officers had served there as well.
The Holland Regiment (later The Buffs) was also raised to serve at sea and both of these "Naval" regiments were paid for by the Treasurer of the Navy by Order of Council of 11 July 1665. John Churchill, later the 1st Duke of Marlborough, was a...
PRMC 18-034 Jan 08-11 2019
I arrived at Lympstone and was met by the Corporal from the platform after about ten mins.. With a gesture to move forward and told to report I gave my surname, and was then told to follow.
I had a wheeled carry case but as expected I was told to carry it. Another lad already had one up on me and had a large sports bag that he could wear over his shoulder..
We were brought into the block where we met a couple of lads who had already arrived. First things to do were to fill in some admin, ensure you fill it all in as stated by the corporal, if you are unsure there are laminated sheets on the wall with your initial orders for the day. There are several sheets consisting of personal details, hobbies, media consent and some others. Once the forms were filled out, I changed into PT rig which includes my numbered PRMC bib, unpacked some of my things and reported to the Corporal to be weighed and measured.
Stand to attention, knock and report correctly
“Corporal I am PRM (surname), reporting”
You will soon be sent on your way, ensure you have filled out everything requested, or you will make yourself known as someone lacking attention to detail.
Next you will draw out you kit from the cupboards this included:
● 1 x Green mug for whets
● 1 x Water bottle
● 1 x Pair of boots
● 3 x Combat trousers
● 1 x Combat Shirt
● 1 x Combat Jacket
● 1 x Belt
● 1 x Green Sports T-Shirts
Polish your boots in the quadrangle and that is pretty much...
Not sure if this has been posted but this is the new recruitment drive costing 1.5 million. No it’s not an April fools, i checked the date as well!
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...
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