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With immediate effect RMR PRMCs will be conducted at CTC, same as regular service PRMCs & carry the same period of validity to exactly the same standards.
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 career. The more time I'd spend as an officer, the further and further I'd get from the field, doing hands on soldiering. I brushed it off at the time *text deleted* I thought he was joking. Correct me if I have this wrong, but there's no way in hell I'd go through RT + 32 more weeks of training only to become a glorified office clerk, no matter how fancy and important my work was.
Secondly, I was looking at all the specialisations available in RM and most of the ones I'd love to do (armourer, PTI, sniper) only seem to be available to other rank marines. I...
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.
Hello, I’m waiting for my face to face medical 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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