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As title, have been asked to post here to answer any questions on Royal Marine Officer Pilot training.
Can also help with Crewman questions and also have experience of ORs transferring to the AAC as NCO pilots.
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...
Passed my psychometrics today, over the moon, very happy that the work I put into revision has paid off. I learned a lot today in regards to what makes a successful candidate, and an unsuccessful candidate. I'll give the best advice I can for anyone worrying/unsure about their upcoming recruit test!
Tip #1: Appearance is more important than you may think. Out of the ten of us who arrived to sit the test, only four were smartly dressed, shirt and tie being the smartest. The rest wore tracksuits, one wore a cap, which needless to say did not go down well with the recruiter. None of the lads wearing tracksuits passed the process, and I don't believe that it was just down to them actually failing the test, but also their poor attitudes. To back this up, our recruiter gave a thank you to the lads who went that extra mile and wore their smart rig, it's not necessary per say as a tidy top and jeans is fine, but it is noted.
Tip #2: Have 2 - 4 weeks of solid revision...
PRMC 17th July
I had travelled for just under an hour from Plymouth to Exeter St David’s, here 3 lads in suits came over & it soon came apparent that we were going to be on our PRMC together.
The train from here took around 30 minutes to get to Lympstone Commando.
Upon arrival here we waited in a line for the Corporal to come and show us our accomodation, on the walk up we had passed the bottom field & seeing it in person rather than videos made everything feel abit more real.
Once we had reached the accommodation there was a list of the kit that we would need to get from the stores in the block.
There will be a form to fill in with questions about yourself & then to get changed out of our suits into phys rig to polish your boots that you’ll need for the few days.
After this it was a case of unpacking, making your bed and settling in with the lads you’ll be spending the few days with.
Back into suits and outside lined up in the corridor & then we went...
In brief - tattoos which are not visible in a front view head/shoulders passport photo, when wearing a polo neck shirt (top button undone) are now acceptable as long as they are not obscene (definitions below).
If you have previously been knocked back from joining the Naval Service for having unacceptable tattoos or are considering tattoo removal, contact your local AFCO now if you still wish to join.
The Nitty Gritty:
Unacceptable tattoos are now defined as being any tattoo which meets one or more of the criteria listed below.
Visible on a front view passport photograph taken whilst the subject is wearing an open necked polo style shirt with one button undone; that is on the face or throat area, on the front of the ear or forward of a line from the bottom of the ear to the collar bone.
Irrespective of its size or position on the body, a tattoo will be obscene if it refers to or depicts an image of:...
Just a quick question for anyone who fancies responding. With the current climate of warfare within the british military, no Afghanistan, no Iraq, why are people so eager to join up? Surely your day to day is going to be 90% cleaning weapons and admin. For 32 weeks of hard training and average pay what is the point? P.s I’m not bashing anyone I would just like to hear some other opinions. Thanks.
PRMC 03rd July 2018
I spent 6 hours on my cross country train from Darlington to Exeter St Davids, once the train arrived into Exeter there was about 20 lads, all looking lost, clean shaven and in suits, sure enough they were on my PRMC. We made our way to the right train and half an hour later we arrived at Lympstone Commando station.
While we were stood at the gate waiting for the Corporal to come get us on the bottom field we could see the Lionesses (England Ladies u20’s football team) doing some prep for their world cup in August, quite cool to see!
The Corporal came to collect us and from there he will show you the accommodation, sort out all your admin and theres a list left up outside each room explaining the equipment/clothing you need to collect from the stores and also a form to fill out with some general questions about yourself.
Once everyone arrived we were asked to change into PT clothing and polish our boots, once this was done we were then told...
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...
Evening lads and ladies, just thought I would put this up on the forum. 40 Commando are celebrating 35yrs at Norton Manor Camp and being part of the Taunton community. They will be marching through the streets with lots going on before including:
ML abseiling demo
Commando unarmed combat display
Royal Marine Recruitment team
Weapon Stances & much more.
If your a aspiring Royal Marine it’s a great opportunity to chat to the people currently serving and gets a insight into daily life, kit and equipment, and what and where the Corp is moving towards in the future. Completely free so if your in the area or willing to travel it’s a great opportunity.
PRMC 18-009 (12-15 JUNE 18)
Total fails – 8
Total Pass – 17
Pass rate – 68.00%
The course achieved the following grades:
3 Candidates achieved a grade A pass.
8 Candidates achieved a grade B pass.
6 Candidates achieved a grade C pass.
Of the course, 5 were on their second attempt with 2 passing. The lowest VO2 score was 10.5 and the highest was 14.1
Next weeks course PRMC 18-010 has 27 candidates loaded onto it as of today.
It was good to have a chat with about a third of you on PRMC at lunchtime today, just prior to the Endurance Course. Well done all who passed & good luck to those entering into recruit training shortly & indeed those returning to retake PRMC in the near future.
Interestingly today there was a guy who had unknowingly already passed PRMC on points but who withdrew himself on the bottom field determination test, which is a real sickener. Again it's very much the State of mind.
Just to add this course was filmed today and the...
Teams will go head to head over 5 stations. The stations will follow the training and ethos of the Royal Marines and we would like to open up this event to anyone who would like to have a bash at it. We won't kill you - it is just a bit of fun! You can enter as a team (maximum of 6) or if you're desperate to have a go but...
CTCRM have identified the opportunity to deliver a 2 day Pre-PRMC preparation course (arriving Sunday pm, depart Tuesday lunchtime). The aim of this course is to take people after they have passed medical and brief them fully to better prepare themselves for PRMC.
The programme is uploaded below.
This is essentially an extended RMAD , with the advantage of being delivered in Lympstone and the 12 week preparation programme being explained in depth. The intended outcome is to try to ensure candidates are better prepared for PRMC. This should then impact on initial training where statistics reveal there is an increased likelihood of injury in the initial 10 weeks of training with the PRMC grade C pass entrants.
There will be an one off Pilot of the pre-PRMC course being conducted at CTCRM. Candidates should arrive at CTCRM on the afternoon of Sun 29 Jul 18 and will depart lunchtime on Tue 31 Jul 18. Candidates are to be medically fit and anywhere in the process up to one...
Just a brief poll to find out what we're doing right and what we could do better about raising our profile to a wider audience.
My guess is most forum users find this site via Google, but what search phrase did you.use?
We reckon about 60% of people attending PRMC use this forum - would you agree with that guestimate or is is greater than that, or maybe less?
For those who have not yet applied, here's the quickest way to join the Royal Marines.
You can change your career choice and level of entry, pause the application or withdraw at any stage, there is no obligation to join. But, to get things started....
- Firstly, Register your interest on this link. (This creates your application account). Then await a unique account activation email to complete and submit your application.
- If you have not activated your account, or received an activation email, request an activation reset on this link. Remember to check your junk/spam emails (the sender is: firstname.lastname@example.org) If it does not recognise your email address, call 03456 07 55 55.
- To access your submitted application on the recruiting portal, change details, change role,...
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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
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