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Hi everyone, just come home from PRMC yesterday after packing it in during the determination test.
Day 1; I was the last to arrive out of everyone since my train got cancelled at Exeter and I had to wait for an hour to get it, corporal came down and took me to the accommodation and told me to bring my notebook so I can write down notes when he takes me to the brief. Sat down at prmc brief, corporal explains rules and shows us the Halliday award, explains the history of it etc.
We go back to the accommodation and get all our admin done, kit sorted and get ready for scran, then go to bed and up the next morning at 0530. Make sure that when you’re getting kit from the clothing storage that you leave it in a neat state and then clean it when you come back from scran. Each room has a different cleaning duty each night so make sure you adhere to it and have the place spotless, otherwise the corporal will trash everything and give you an extra 10 minutes on bottom field( we ended up...
The Royal Marines Charity is holding a Bootcamp Challenge on Saturday 22nd June at Nailsea, near Bristol. It's a series of physical tests, based loosely on the PRMC. Teams and/or individuals are invited to come along, but there is an entrance fee of £37.90 and each person will be expected to have a minimum of £25 in sponsorship.
I should add that it carries no weight whatsoever on any future PRMC, but will give those attending a chance to see how they measure up physically before applying.
It is being conducted by CTC staff, RMR Bristol and former RMs, along with RM Cadets, so plenty of chance to ask questions.
Stuck on the train after bottom field today and thought I’d write up whats it’s like to fail PRMC.
I’ll do my best to outline timings etc but it’s mostly a reflection and guidance on how to not maje the same mistakes I did.
I arrived at CTC around 4pm, one of te last people to arrive. We quickly had to grab what kit we could before scran at 1815 I think. The kit is *text deleted* and being the last guys to arrive the kit is even worse. Very ill fitting kit.
Everyone demolished the clothing store looking for the right kit; 2x pcs shirts, 3x pcs trousers and a brown/green tshirt... make sure this gets tidied or you will expect the worst 'extra phys' of your lives. Luckily we dedicated a few guys to to just this and my god that room was clean.
Off for a short briefing and instruction on drill and what the house rules are for PRMC, nothing too complicated.
Off for 9 o’clockers which was detailed to be at the mess hall for 8:45 which brings me onto my next point... BE 5-10 MINUTES EARLY...
This particularly useful document, below helps you navigate around the recruiting portal which is created when you apply online. This shows you how to communicate with your AFCO and acknowledge comms sent to you, which let's face it, is not particularly "intuitive"....
For those considering joining the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, your local AFCO will be conducting Careers Information Presentations for those wishing to find out more and get the answers to your questions and queries.
To book yourself on a presentation, just follow the link and search "Careers Information Presentation" local to you: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/
You just enter you name and email address to register and book yourself in at a date that suits you.
Hi all, I wanted to post a diary of my recent prmc as I have used this site before so thought it would be useful to help any lads who are also in the same boat. 43 lads started and 31 passed.
Arrived at CTCRM at about 2:00 whilst just waiting for the rest of the course to arrive as the majority came a little later than 2:00. Our first task was do fill in some forms and MAKE SURE they are all filled in correctly otherwise the corporals will give you burpees to do! We then drew the following kit and equipment out which we would need for the next few days: 1x duvet cover, pillow case and mattress cover, a pair of boots which we also had to polish, a water bottle, combat trousers, a jacket, a shirt and a pcs PT top. The first day was rather relaxed and is a good opportunity to get to know the other lads as they will most likely be in your troop if you are successful. In the evening you will go to scran, clean your accomodaition and other than that just get some sleep for...
Documents leaked to media reveal an unexpected consequence of BREXIT confusion.
An EU directive within the Lisbon Treaty has led to secret advanced planning to ensure that the UK complies with its obligations to Joint Forces Europe even though the UK did not leave the EU on 29 March 2019.
Changes particularly affect the Royal Marines which is currently a part of the Royal Navy. Although a final decision has not yet been signed off it is believed that the Royal Marines will transition into Joint Forces Europe, be re-roled as a peace keeping force, and be renamed as Marines Kommando Euro.
Credible sources have expressed doubt about whether the new Marines Kommando Euro force will be armed with conventional weapons. “The days of rifles and bombs are over. Modern enemies will be dominated and overwhelmed by highly trained ‘influencers’ within Marines Kommandos Euro” said a defence analyst yesterday.
A further controversial change will see the iconic commando green beret...
I have tried to remember the times as best as I can, however I may be off by 15 minutes in either direction so I do apologize, if there are any other lads on here that were on this PRMC feel free to message me and I’ll edit the times accordingly. The same goes for anything I may have missed, thanks.
25 Started this course, 15 passed. Only 1 lad got an A grade and of course he won the Halliday award which he 100% deserved so well done to him!
I passed PRMC with a C Grade which is a pass but in my opinion not great. I know my weakness was sit-ups and probably running but I will work on that and start RT as strong as I can get.
Vo2 max = 11.4
Press ups = 60
Sit-ups = 41
Pull-ups = 10
1.5 Mile return time = 09:23
Assault course time = Unknown for now, I will contact my AFCO and update it when I receive a response.
I got the train around 12:45 from Bristol to Exeter St Davids, within 2 minutes of getting on the train I had already...
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Reading a lot about how expectations of 2 years as general duty marine is ambitious and many are unluckily forced to head into a less desirable SQ way before their time to pick potential paths...
Can someone expand on this? Could a potential recruit do all the grueling training and finally get a well earned beret to then be forced to do a job they potentially hate for 2 years?? Obviously you've got to do what you've got to do and suck it up, just seems a bit harsh and a potential disappointment to be stuck in an undesirable job for two whole years without any options until its done.
have i got it wrong or is that the gist of it? Cheers
I read that if I was to apply and successfully join the Royal Marines Reserve, my civilian wage would be matched while I'm deployed for up to 6 months.
This is all well and good if you are employed and salaried, but being self-employed my pay varies monthly. Some months are awful, some average and others amazing - would this pay also be matched on average? (Take the past 2 or 3 years salary and get a monthly average?).
This is presuming the RMR would match wages for those who are self-employed!
Thank you in advance.
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...
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,...
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!
I've recently been seeing alot of PRMC video's all saying different times to compleat the two 1.5 mile run one video even said the return 1.5 mile was to be completed in 11.15 minutes? I all ways thought the first 1.5 miles was under 12 minutes and the second in under 10 minutes. Just wondering if anyone knows the timings for the two 1.5 miles and what is considered a good return time?
OK, we're on a mission....
We forever see people asking what additional items of kit individuals should take to CTC upon commencement of recruit training.
Totally understandable but, as ever, we resolutely advise potential Royal Marines to ONLY take kit that is on the kitlist issued by their AFCO. Reason? The additional kit required is different troop to troop, gets confiscated if not on the supplementary list(s) issued after commencing training & returned home.
Conversely, some potential recruits get issued a Recruit Handbook (A5 published booklet) which contradicts the AFCO kitlist in some areas.
What extra kit? - Examples:- Ironing Board, Bucket, Jetboil, Compass, paracord, additional non-issue clothing, cam cream, satnav, etc.
Our understanding is RM Recruits are advised to take about £200 when joining to cover incidental expenses after joining whilst waiting for the pay account to come online.
We're getting feedback that this money, and up to double...
I have created a PRMC fitness spreadsheet
· Body weight exercises
· Resistance training exercises
· RMFA Mock tests
· It records max achieved/best results in all exercises.
· It also correlates to the latest PRMC scores to show progress.
· It logs weight and displays this next to a target weight of ones personal setting and displays this in charts.
It also complies important forum info such as the:
· PRMC Scoring
· 12 week course
· Arny's plan
· Fintan and many of the other circuits people look for on the forum.
This has taken me months to put together and I am sure you will find it an excellent spreadsheet. I certainly think it is the closest I have come to creating a piece of art. There is much more to this than I have explained and I would like to put it out for beta testing for everyone on the forum to try. Mainly to see if anything needs...
This is based on my personal experience and hopefully this will be useful for those trying to get a better understanding of what the RMR training process looks like. I'm not going to do a blow by blow account of each exercise, but this should help give an idea of what you're getting yourself into.
Nov 2016 - applied via the usual route, went to intro presentation at my nearest detachment. The staff there were very helpful and better placed to answer all my questions than those at the AFCO.
Jan 2017 - started attending holding troop. This was basically just a load of phys with the other blokes on the weekly parade night. Was a great way to get to know the other lads. We pretty much did an RMFA each week (gym tests + bleep test), so by the time it came to PRMC I was very confident that I could pass all the gym tests. There were also monthly RMFAs on a Saturday at the HQ that you needed to pass before they put you on a PRMC.
March 2017 - PRMC. I'd done a lot of preparation for...
Hello, I’m waiting for my face to facemedical and I’ve seen a lot of people mention a diary that they have to write for capita? Can anyone enlighten me as to why and what this is please, any information would help as I want to be prepared and able to crack on straight away, thank you
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