Just finished reading Mark Time - Going All The Way. I would strongly recommend anyone wanting to join the Royal Marines to read this book. Absolutely hilarious and is about his time spent at a 40 commando in a unit. Basically full of stories about pranks played, runs ashore in tropical islands, drinking games, scoping out the female population, dressing up, naked bars, going on holiday together and smashing up bars in fights with lads who had gave one of their oppos a beating, being chased by police in corfu and all the other hilarious stuff you expect. "However our naughty pirating had come at a cost. Everyone from HMS Intrepid was banned from the 'Jolly Rodger'. Banned from a pirate ship? How bad ass were we? The ban wasn't particularly well received by the guys. The ships radio DJ, a young matelot who, for the best part did a sterling job of entertainment while at sea, publically slated the lads over the tinny airwaves. Not the best career move for someone so young, he was later found tied up in a seamans kit bag, swinging in time with the ships roll, from the crane jib that hung 20 feet above the flight deck" a slight insight into the stuff they got up to. Must Read.