Interview help, confused ..

Dan-boxer

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Bet everyone is thinking o god not another interview thread.

But i need to know.. On here there is a thread showing the interview Q's, but my AFCO gave me a sheet with the interview Q's but it is totally different than the one on here.
It has some of the basic Q's the same and some different, it only has 10 Questions and the one on here has 20.
I'm not really sure which one i need to learn properly. My interview is in a week today, i will obviously try and learn them all on both but was wondering which one would i need.?? the one on here or the one my AFCO gave me because everyone seems to be learning the one off here.
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the thread you were looking at was it PRM or YO? also i think the questions differ everytime that thread is to give you an idea, concentrate on the sheet given and try and learn a bit on top
 

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Dan, would you mind sharing the questions given to you?
I've got my interview on Thursday and they didn't give me any questions to learn. I've looked at the ones posted by Ninja, but just wondered if there is anything on yours that might throw me.
The guy who is interviewing me told me the only thing he hates more than a marine is a submariner. :smile:
 

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Show us the questions mate. Got my interview on Thursday and it would also benefit me so i'll try and post the answers for you.

Don't worry about it buddy, just make sure you show the guy that you genuinly want to join and that you've thought about it. Confidence is the key --- I say this but i'll probably fail haha.
 

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Just to put all minds at rest, the questions posted on here & given out by AFCO's are simply example questions- not necessarily the one's you'll get asked. There are absolutely no definitive set questions.

The idea is to encourage you to do a bit of research into the Royal Marines to gauge your motivation - the more you research, the better impression you give.

My favourite questions are:

What is the personal weapon used by the Commandos, what calibre is it, what Commando units are there & where are they based, what Army Commando units are there, where are the RM next due to deploy, what are the 4 Commando tests, Describe the RM beret/cap badge- give detail, name the last VC awarded to the Corps, what is the role of Commando Logistics, what ship can you expect to serve on, what happens to you if you're injured during Recruit Training, how long is your contract for & how quickly can you leave if you don't like it, what's your daily or annual rate of pay, how much leave do you get, what time do you have to complete the PJFT in, what physical tests are involved in PRMC, name five specialisations open to you, etc., etc.,

Good luck to all.
 

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corps knowledge Questions

Here's the interview Questions, like i said though some are the same as ninja's ones.
Think i know them all though but not sure on one of them.


1. What is the date of the Corps?

2. Describe the crest of the Royal Marines?

3. Why were the Royal Marines awarded the 'laurels'?? (not sure about the answer to this one?

4. When was the battle of Trafalgar??

5. When was the raid on Zeebrugge??

6. Who won Victoria Crosses for bravery during the raid?

7. Which 3 Commando units landed at Walcheren?

8. What was the most recent major battle honour for the corps?

9. when and where was 'operation haven'

10. what are the commando units called?

11. where are they based?

12. what does the fleet protection group royal marines do?

13.what is the the name of the current rifle in use in the Royal Marines??

14. What does 'SUSAT' stand for and whats its magnification??

15.What is a 'LAW 94mm'

16.Whats is the range of a GPMG in the light role??

17. What is the role of HMS ocean??

18.Where are the Royal Marines currently serving around the world??

19. What does SBS stand for??

20.Name 6 specialisations that u can do in the corps??

21. list the rank structure from Marine to WO1 in the Royal Marines??
 

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1. What is the date of the Corps? 28th Oct 1664

2. Describe the crest of the Royal Marines? Everyone knows, too much to explain *text deleted*.

3. Why were the Royal Marines awarded the 'laurels'?? (not sure about the answer to this one? Belleisle 1761.

4. When was the battle of Trafalgar?? 21 OCT 1805

5. When was the raid on Zeebrugge?? 1918

6. Who won Victoria Crosses for bravery during the raid? I know two people did, don't remember their names.

7. Which 3 Commando units landed at Walcheren? Any one shed light on this one?

8. What was the most recent major battle honour for the corps? Iraq and before that it was falklands

9. when and where was 'operation haven' - Iraq 1991

10. what are the commando units called? 40 CDO, 42 CDO, 45 CDO

11. where are they based? Taunton, Plymouth, Abroath.

12. what does the fleet protection group royal marines do? Protects the navy's nuclear weapons etc.

13.what is the the name of the current rifle in use in the Royal Marines?? SA80 A2

14. What does 'SUSAT' stand for and whats its magnification?? Sight Unit, Small Arms Trilux and 4x

15.What is a 'LAW 94mm' - man-portable one-shot disposable anti-tank weapon

16.Whats is the range of a GPMG in the light role?? 800m

17. What is the role of HMS ocean?? To carry embarked military force in and out of operations. Carries 12 medium support helis, 6 attack helis and 4 landing craft vehicle personnel.

18.Where are the Royal Marines currently serving around the world?? Were in afghan, think theyre currently in NI and Bosnia but not 100% sure.

19. What does SBS stand for?? Special boat service

20.Name 6 specialisations that u can do in the corps?? Everyone knows :)

21. list the rank structure from Marine to WO1 in the Royal Marines?? Same again...
 
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