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How much of rectruit training is based at sea?

Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by themightyg-notyetbutsoon!, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. themightyg-notyetbutsoon!

    themightyg-notyetbutsoon! New Member

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    Is there any part of recruit training where you perform amphibeous (sic) assaults?
    For example securing beach and riding ashore on rigid raiders etc?
    Or is that all for once you have passed out of training and prove you can operate as a soldier on land first?

    Also, how often are you on helicopters during training?

    The breakdown of the recruit training on this site gives you such a buzz when you watch it, just wish I was at the required standard already to get set about it all!

    Week 13 looks a beast, underwater escape and gas drills.
    Jeez.
     
  2. Rhys_92

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    if you didnt train in amphibious assault you wouldnt be a commando!
     
  3. SHUN

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    Pretty sure theres at least one exercise thats kinda like a fast raid by by sea in small boats, clearing a building compound then extracting by sea again. Remember seeing it in a doc, not on the frontline, different one.
     
  4. Camz

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    Being a commando is nothing to do with the water.
     
  5. AdmiralAwesome

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    I believe the underwater knife-fighting course takes place at sea.
     
  6. SHUN

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    Maybe not but commandos need to be able to work in all terrain and environments including amphibious training, proper to say you would not be a royal marine commando if not amphibious trained me thinks :albert:
     
  7. Batter

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    I will get to see my house during training haha
     
  8. AdmiralAwesome

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    Actually, if you couldn't operate in the littoral zone (ooh, big word), you wouldn't be a Royal Marine, but you might be a commando...
     
  9. themightyg-notyetbutsoon!

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    cheers guys,
    dont know how i missed week 25!
    thats exactly what i was thinking- there must be amphib assault of some kind!

    the minimis have a funny sound off them at the range, is that just echo off the banks to the rear of the target?

    is the minimi something similar to the GPMG?
    Is the minimi exclusive to RMC's?
     
  10. Camz

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    I was replying to Rhys, and yes the commando has nothing to do with amphibiosity (spelling?), the Royal Marines par has everything to do with it.
     
  11. G

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    Nah Minimi isn't exclusive to RMC.

    E.g. was used in the famed SAS Bravo Two Zero mission.
     
  12. AdmiralAwesome

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    Possibly it has something to do with the echo off the backstop... All weapons sound different. Apparently, the MG42 firing sounded like someone ripping a piece of paper.

    The Minimi (L108A1 and L110A1) is a 5.56mm belt fed machine gun, as opposed to the 7.62mm GPMG. The Minimi is carried one per fireteam, two in a section. All arms of the British armed forces carry the Minimi.
     
  13. SHUN

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    haha, I'm going to be honest i had to google that word, I'm guessing you didn't choose history over geography in school like i did :laugh:
     
  14. AdmiralAwesome

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    I did both. Didn't like Geography though!

    Words like 'littoral' come from reading far too much military history.
     
  15. Rhys_92

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    the GPMG is belt fed

    and cams/camz a commando can mean an amphibious solider/unit
     
  16. AdmiralAwesome

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    Didn't say it wasn't...
     
  17. Rhys_92

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    oh ok sorry just because you said as oppose to the gpmg you must have been talking about the ammunition :smile:
     
  18. D_B

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    Yep, We jump out of air planes :embarrest::flushed: