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Hey, just a simple question.

Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcome to the Royal Marines Site' started by TheNewGuy, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. TheNewGuy

    TheNewGuy Member

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    First off hello all!

    I'm just looking for a answer in regards to joining the royal marines.

    I'm 6ft 8, would this be a problem? for example with issued kit. or fitting in certain vehicles, i do not see my height as a problem, just others above me may. :worried:

    I have a good mind set, i work hard. in my eyes that's all that matters.

    Many thanks
     
  2. Ninja_Stoker

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    Welcome.

    There are no upper height restrictions although the length of thigh bone used to affect employability for the aircrew (fast jet) specialisation in the days of the Harrier.
     
  3. OneMoreWrap

    OneMoreWrap Venerated Contributor

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    Above you.....

    Not many then?!
     
  4. Chrisswan

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    Beat me to it....
     
  5. TheNewGuy

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    :tongue: Hmm very true..
     
  6. Titch_SA

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    Roughly 6'7'' lad and I can't wait to reapply.
    I think the biggest problem is weight to strength ratio...obviously being larger lads, we weigh a little more...as long as you can compensate for that, I don't see it being a problem...and one or two bits of kit may be slightly too small (looking forward to testing out a sleeping bag).
     
  7. TheNewGuy

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    Fair do'es :)
     
  8. TheNewGuy

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    you mean i cant take my king size quilt? damn..

    yeah my upper body ain't up to much, lower body can lift most things.
     
  9. Titch_SA

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    Yeah lad...I'm leaving my custom bed behind too. It sucks.

    I didn't know one could lift things with their lower body. :wondering:
     
  10. TheNewGuy

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    Have you never given a fat guy a superman? :laugh:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr5Gzq4NY2A
     
  11. TheGeek

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    I have what may seem a redunculous question. Do they make tall people kit?

    Given the stick it gets I am ashamed to say I airsoft. And I used to head out with a guy who was a little over 7ft. He couldn't get a pair of 95s long enough. He seemingly fitted into a tank suit just and wore gaiters to stop it riding up.

    Geek
     
  12. TheNewGuy

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    yeah kinda what i am asking too :eek:h:

    i have trouble getting work overalls to fit, and these things were made to fit :huh: currently 2" to short :blink:

    95s.. are these the standard issue trousers?
     
  13. TheGeek

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    I believe they were back then. But I think there has been a change. but the change would likely be the pattern and not sizing

    Geek
     
  14. Sclark5427

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    Not trying to hijack the thread or anything. But do us vertically challenged lads have a hard time finding trousers and boots on the prmc? I am 5ft 5 inches.
     
  15. OneMoreWrap

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    Won't be a problem mate. There are loads of midget combat trousers in the stores, you will even get a leg up if you can't quite manage to reach the pull up beam :wink:
     
  16. TheNewGuy

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    well for you they can always just turn them up and sew the bottoms i would think :)

    for me.. they may have to add material *text deleted**
     
  17. Trademark

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    May want to highlight the issue of boots with your afco and tell them your shoe size.
     
  18. TheNewGuy

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    i'm size 13-14, or is that still big? :cheesy:
     
  19. MacheteMeetsBiscuit

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    I'm also a 13 (can squeeze a 12 though!) and am 6'4". Having read through previous threads it seems like we may be the lucky ones with boots - apparently there's so few Size 12-14 lads that there's often a decent range of boots around our size (10 is apparently the most in-demand and many have to settle for 9s or 11s).

    With the trousers, in my experience as a former cadet 95s are quite long anyway. I've not been a cadet since I was 13 but still sometimes wear my 95s for running and they fit OK, measured-up when I was about 5'11. So any large pair of 95s should probably be alright for you.


    Question to those who've been on PRMC: do you wear twisties (trouser twists) on the 95s or do you just let them hang loose like a civvie pair of trousers/trackies etc?
     
  20. OneMoreWrap

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    No, you just leave the bottoms loose. You don't want them tight anyway because on the EC they fill with water and you don't want to have to keep emptying them.