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How do you know what commando brigade you will be in

Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by personalmarine, May 16, 2019.

  1. personalmarine

    personalmarine New Member

    May 11, 2019
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    I know that once passing training you are a royal marine, but there are multiple bridges 3 commando, 45 commando etc, so i was wondering which one would you get put in and how would you know. Hoping someone can shead some light thanks.
  2. Illustrious

    Illustrious Royal Marines Commando - Moderator

    May 13, 2008
    45 is a Commando, not a brigade. 3 Cdo Bde is made up of 30 Cdo IX Gp RM, 40 Cdo RM, 42 Cdo RM, 43 Cdo RM. You'll go to either 40, 45 or 43.

    42 is now a maritime specialised unit so can't say for certain if you'd go there straight out the box, happy to be corrected though.
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  3. Rob20

    Rob20 Royal Marines Commando Moderator

    Jan 10, 2012
    Yer a few lads are getting 42 but have to do a short stint in M or L coy before being able to go J or K I've heard
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  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

    Jul 10, 2007
    You will express your drafting preferences towards the end of recruit training and will be given an assignment order, detailling which commando unit you will be joining.

    All this is done on the Joint Personnel Adminstration computer system (JPA).

    Whilst you can express a preference, the service will endeavour to meet this but ultimately you'll be drafted as required.