Got my lid! Feel free to ask any questions about the RMR

Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by posh_punter, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. posh_punter

    posh_punter Royal Marines Commando

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    Next up is phase 2 training, which involves a field firing package and a bit more MUC too. I think this is a couple of weeks in total. Aiming to get this cracked as soon as possible, as there are a load of deployment opportunities for RMR ranks at the moment.
     
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    Bootra Royal Marines Commando

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    It was fantastic to see you all, it’s always great to be there at the end of a 30 miler.
    There was certainly a lot of waiting around after this one though, and a few of the lads were having to take a knee while waiting to be presented their lids!
    Well done again Royal!
     
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  3. Billyboy114

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    One burning question I have is how high are the 30ft ropes at Lympstone?

    Only joking well done mate welcome to the club.
     
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    Illustrious Royal Marines Commando - Moderator

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    35ft, gen.
     
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    When you'd go down for weekend exercises, would you have to take the Friday off work?
     
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    Thought I was a year? May-May.
     
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    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    Not always. But it can be helpful, depending on your location and how long the travel to CTC would be.
     
  8. oldy32

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    How long are deployments in the rmr? Do you get to do the whole thing or just a couple of weeks?
     
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    If deploying with a regular service unit operationally, you'll join a few weeks before they deploy & leave a few weeks after they return, usually. You are most likely looking at 12 or 24 months periods of full time employment working within a unit.

    Operationally, ie: during conflict there maybe a short-term requirement for a particular Spec to cover as a BCR (That's Battle Casualty Replacement, not Bay City Roller)
     
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    Baffled head scratching from 99% of forum users. :)
     
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  11. oldy32

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    Just wondered if I could ask a few more questions,

    I was told training takes 12 months in RMR, May-May. *text deleted* read on here 18 months, obv for me and my age sooner the better,

    Is the FTRS a regular thing and would my age stop me doing the longer ones ie 24+ months, and is that at civvi pay or soldiers pay, and do you get to pick the unit?

    If a unit is say going to Norway can you do the whole trip or just a couple of weeks of it,
     
  12. Ninja_Stoker

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    Quick, answers below. Hopefully RMR trained ranks can give a fuller response:

    FTRS opportunities arise all the time but RMR FTRS opportunities aren't all that common. https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/ftrs

    You can apply for any posts or units you are qualified for, whether you are selected depends on the number or places and applicants

    If in the Reserves, FTRS age limitations apply to specialisation selection courses, not eligibility to deploy.

    RMR trained ranks wishing to join the regulars must undergo the full 32 week training package under current regulations.
     
  13. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    It depends. Annual training is 2 weeks continuous training.

    Exercises can last from 2 weeks to 5 weeks.

    Operations can last 4-6 months with usually 4-6 months Pre-deployment training. Then followed by Post Operational Leave.



    RMR training usually lasts about 18 months, if you don’t get backtrooped/injured. Which may prolong it (just like regular RM recruit training).

    FTRS is more of an option now due to the Corps being really undermanned. However may be limited by your Specilisation, rank and/competency.

    The usual length of contract is 12 months, however depending on a few things I think you can extend it, but it’s whether the MOD needs you, not if you want it.

    Norway is usually a separate trip for Reservists and because of the nature of the trip you will be required to do the whole package (as far as I am aware).

    You may get a chance to be “upgraded” to regular Units for exercises.


    Be aware though, operational deployments and certain mobilisations with RMR legally protect your job. But exercises are not protected, and it’s up to you to organise your own holiday time to attend these.
     
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    posh_punter Royal Marines Commando

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    Hi mate, have a look at this, to give you an idea of the timescale. https://www.royalmarines.uk/threads/rmr-training-overview-from-start-to-finish.114211/
     
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