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Hey guys, I know a few people have written about their application to get into the RM and their joining process as a whole, but I thought I might shed a bit of light on my experience in trying to get in as I start RT in the September 9th batch.
For me in started in September of 2018 last year once I had gotten my results. In hindsight I would have started the application a lot earlier than then, but I was still undecided as to whether I was going in as a YO or General Duties Marine. However, I decided to go down the YO route and my application went along surprisingly quickly until I reached the medical. I can imagine many of your reading this probably stumbled here as well, but I fell hard and flat on my face. I was initially failed because of a blood issue I had had when I was a baby and didn't even know I had; so a tip would be to print out your medical history and give it a good read over before you submit anything and to also nip things in the bud by getting signed letters...
Always a delicate subject, but few realise that not only can debts prevent security clearance if unresolved CCJs, skipped payments & default notices are issued and unaddressed...but they can also result in discharge from the Naval Service.
Lenders are particularly keen to loan money to Armed Forces personnel as they know you are on a pretty much guaranteed income.
Some Recruits and indeed trained ranks can easily borrow sums of money, far in excess of their ability to repay - particularly credit cards and Payday Loans.
If you skip payments, the interest soars to exorbitant levels, as do the penalty fees. It is not uncommon for individuals to end up in debts amounting to more than double the sum borrowed. When this happens, consolidation loans & credit cards keep tipping the balance against them and once the service becomes involved you can be pretty sure the debt will increase, even after discharge for financial irresponsibility.
Take charge of your money, pay heed to the free...
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The aim of this post is to just put minds at ease about the sort of thing you can expect on the PRMC. Passed last week along with 23 other lads out of the original 36 who started the course. It wasn't my first time either so if anyone is worrying about that sort of thing, it doesn't matter if you're trying again.
When you get to the training centre you wait for one of the training team to come and collect you from the station platform. You don't have to wait in silence or anything but just make sure you keep an eye out for whoever is collecting you so you can line up for them and stuff. They'll take you up to the accommodation and run you through what you have to do. Its just an evening of filling out a couple of forms and then collecting kit and cleaning accommodation. Easy stuff if everyone gets on with it. You have dinner about 1800 then another meal later at 2045. Get some sleep ASAP after food so you're prepared...
Good evening all,
Was on the PRMC last weekxand with another 32 lads out of the 41 who started, I managed to get a pass!
The course went pretty much how I expected, having got a great insight from all the diaries before so won't go into great detail.
Tuesday - Traveled the 6 hours to Lympstone, find your room, fill out paper work, get the required kit, basic drill, eat, admin, eat, shower, sleep!
Wednesday - the room was awake for 5, breakfast, lecture with Sergeant Major (what a bloke he is!) then over to the gym.
The order was Bleep test, press ups, sit ups, pullups, and then sprints and burpees for any scratching during the gym session!
Sit ups 85
Bit of lunch then out over the road for the 3 miler. Let myself down a bit on this one and was way off my PB and got 9:52. Maybe a mixture of the heat and from tiredness from gym tests in the mornings, but my energy was sapped!
By this point we'd lost maybe 3 lads, a couple because of...
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.
It may not be widely known but Recruits currently commence an apprenticeship at the start of Week 9 of Recruit Training.
The Training Delivery Manager (Apprenticeships) at CTCRM has agreed to give an overview of apprenticeship training and to answer questions about this aspect of CTCRM and its benefit to Recruits.
The agreed format at this stage is a Question & Answer style session. Some questions have already been drafted but if forum users have any of their own please post them in this thread. We’ll then submit them to the Training Delivery Manager. Please ask away. Thanks.
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,...
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