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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?
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
Couple people have asked me to write up a diary, I found these extremely useful so here’s a up to date PRMC format, 9th October.
I didn’t see any other candidates until Exeter, but once there they stand out like a turd in a glass of milk so you can congregate and have chat. Everyone was bricking it, but once chatting and on the train we all relaxed. Make no mistake the PRMC starts when you step off that train, line up and give surnames, unlike one of ours who was quickly shouted at.
Register and straight to accommodation, carry all luggage do not wheel anything. Pay attention to everything you are told, the small details, times, details etc. As soon as you get in you are given plenty of admin to be getting on with, drawing out kit, making beds etc. Keep all area tidy such as the kit room, otherwise you’ll jut be thrashed later on for it being a mess. Lads turning up later than yourself, help them out with the paperwork and admin etc. That’s pretty much it for the first...
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Good afternoon all,
While I may be jumping the gun a bit, I was wondering whether upon completion of YO training, an officer has any choice in the unit they join?
Plus, after a year as a troop commander, what are the options one would have for specialisation? (I've found this for other ranks, but I know it's a bit different for officers).
As a side, I appreciate all the knowledge and support on this forum. Cheers, lads.
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.
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