first 2 weeks of recruit training

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hi to you all.my son has commenced recruit training this morning.he sprained his ankle on friday so is now hobbling with a black ankle.he phoned local navy office last night as to if he should still go down today and call was redirected to lympstone were,after them making enquiries,was told to still go down.does anyone know how hard the training is in the first two weeks,as i think his ankle will need a week or 2 to recover.he phoned briefly tonight and said that the day has been spent mostly ironing.
 

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Morning and Welcome Aboard!, Your son is matty right?, He actually posted the other day and told us all about his injury, Alot of people replied and told him that the first two weeks is actually mostly admin stuff and drill etc so he shouldn't have much to worry about. I Wish him all the best anyway and i hope he earns that green beret at the end of his 32 week training!.

Below is the programme of what they do in Recruit Training for the First 2 weeks, As you can see its all easy stuff, So he should be fine!.

Week 1 Foundation
The Start, The realisation that there are two five o’clocks per day.
o Joining Routine
o Gym and Swimming Assessment
o Kit Issue
o Mathematics and English Tests
o Admin
o Drill and Physical Training

Location: Lympstone Commando Training Centre

Week 2 Foundation

First introduction to field conditions:
o Exercise First Step (Overnight in the field)
o Drill Physical Training
o Personal Admin
o Close Quarter Combat.

Location: Lympstone Commando Training Centre & Woodbury Common.

The thread which he posted is below.
http://www.prmc.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4596


All the best!.
Sam
 

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Disagree

I have to disagree slightly.

The first qym assessment is not a walk in the park and certainly requires 2 ankles.

The drill is very necessary unless your son has lots of drill experience, cadets etc.

Also, although for the first week or 2 all the running around and fitness is done in trainers, it is still very challenging and again very necessary.

He will also be expected to wear boots all day everyday (except in the gym) which although do offer good ankle support, if his ankle is swollen it will be very painful.

If he has a bad anke still by week 2 he will not be able to do the first field exercise, which involves load carry, which again is necessary if he is to stay with his troop.

My guess is that if it isn't going to heal within the next few days, he will be taken through all the admin involved in starting RT and the first lectures, then probably put into Hunter troop until his ankle is better, then put back into RT with a different troop (2 weeks behind).

Hunter troop is very good, your son will receive one to one specialist treatment and still be able to maintain his fitness and will also be able to attend lectures and carry out personal admin such as ironing, polishing boots, making his bed, and probably washing all his clothes by hand as they do in the first 3 weeks!
 

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Hi Mumsie,

I am a mum too, with a son down at CTC. From what I can remember when he first started they did alot of phys the first few weeks and the gym demonstration for Families Day at the end of week 3 was very strenuous.

Here you can see videos as recruits complete the first 16 weeks of training

http://www.royalmarines.mod.uk/server/show/nav.6828

Here is a training diary written by recruits

http://www.959trooproyalmarines.uk/

Good luck to your boy
 

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crikey if i'd known there were mums on here i'd have behaved a bit better! *text deleted*
i'm sure PTIs know what to do with injured cadets even if it's hunter company/troop etc
 

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Commando on the front line

May I also suggest looking for Commando on the front line on you tube.

It is a documentary that follows 924 troop through their training and subsequently follows one top recruit to Afghanistan once he passes out.

You can watch all 8 (i think) episodes (25 mins each).
 

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thank you all very much for your help and advice.so good to learn that there is another mum on this site.you have all been really supportive,so no doubt i will be posting again soon.thanks again.
 

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Apologies- I completely missed this thread.

Just a swift line to any parents/guardians having joined the site or simply viewing the site as guests- please do feel free to PM if we can be of any help with regard the "ins & outs" of recruiting & Recruit Training.

If we cannot give a definitive answer we will most certainly put you in touch with the appropriate authority for any given scenario.
 

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I have to disagree slightly.

If he has a bad anke still by week 2 he will not be able to do the first field exercise, which involves load carry, which again is necessary if he is to stay with his troop.

My guess is that if it isn't going to heal within the next few days, he will be taken through all the admin involved in starting RT and the first lectures, then probably put into Hunter troop until his ankle is better, then put back into RT with a different troop (2 weeks behind).

Hunter troop is very good, your son will receive one to one specialist treatment and still be able to maintain his fitness and will also be able to attend lectures and carry out personal admin such as ironing, polishing boots, making his bed, and probably washing all his clothes by hand as they do in the first 3 weeks!

Exersize first step as far as i can remember involves no load carry but a 4 mile run back to camp and im also aware that is a medical condition surfesses in the first so many weeks then the said individual will be medicaly discharged and not put into hunter at week 2? Scandelus. *text deleted* been in hunter and you need to be past atleast week 8 to survive.
 

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Thanks for the extra info, he was medically discharged after 2 days, so I was well off and its a shame he couldn't have read your post before deciding to go in regardless, and of course what Ninja said!
 

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im also aware that is a medical condition surfesses in the first so many weeks then the said individual will be medicaly discharged and not put into hunter at week 2?

when i was on my prmc during are meet the diamonds bit one of the diamonds told us how he broke his ankle in a fall on day two! then spent several weeks in hunter.
 

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I think the difference here would be that one went in with an existing condition whereas the other broke his ankle in training albeit day 2.
 

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You don't want to be starting at CTC with injured anything. The phys starts off intense and gets harder.

Better to delay start date deffo.
 

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