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Hello everyone,
I am currently in Royal Navy phase 2 training but have been researching the Royal Marines for a while and want to do this instead.
 

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I am currently in Royal Navy phase 2 training but have been researching the Royal Marines for a while and want to do this instead.
Welcome. One of the CAs on the forum is best placed to advise about potential return of service obligations.
@The guide might comment if he spots this.
 

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@nvah You are going to have to do this internally - i,e it has nothing to do with a AFCO. First off you need to be aware if you are over the 6 month point you " may" hit some issues. As you have not passed phase 2 you are not on GTS (gained to trained strength - and will not yet have a return of service for your current branch) if you are in a shortage branch the Navy is under no obligation to release you even to the RM until you hit 4 year point on release. As lets be honest here you have wasted a considerable amount of peoples time and money if you were to just swap over!!.

i,m sure you re-call the contract you signed and went through at least 5 times with your Careers Office and at HMS Raleigh - before you signed.!!

You will need to speak to you instructors / DO and then it will be a chat with the Officer I,C your training branch / Dept and you will have to put you best case across. It is do,abale and some ranks have done it , but it is not a given and as above if you are in a shortage branch they may be reluctant to grant you a change. and if you think RN basic (it will help) has prepared you for RM basic fitness wise - it has not.!

Best of luck .!!
 

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The All Arms Commando Course might be an ideal option to consider in the future if you end up staying as a RN rank.
 

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The chances of getting the AACC unless in specific branches of the RN (gunner, Medic , Dr , Schoolie as examples) are pretty much zero.!
 

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@nvah You are going to have to do this internally - i,e it has nothing to do with a AFCO. First off you need to be aware if you are over the 6 month point you " may" hit some issues. As you have not passed phase 2 you are not on GTS (gained to trained strength - and will not yet have a return of service for your current branch) if you are in a shortage branch the Navy is under no obligation to release you even to the RM until you hit 4 year point on release. As lets be honest here you have wasted a considerable amount of peoples time and money if you were to just swap over!!.

i,m sure you re-call the contract you signed and went through at least 5 times with your Careers Office and at HMS Raleigh - before you signed.!!

You will need to speak to you instructors / DO and then it will be a chat with the Officer I,C your training branch / Dept and you will have to put you best case across. It is do,abale and some ranks have done it , but it is not a given and as above if you are in a shortage branch they may be reluctant to grant you a change. and if you think RN basic (it will help) has prepared you for RM basic fitness wise - it has not.!

Best of luck .!!
Thanks for the reply and useful information, I will be talking to my DO soon and I understand it is not guaranteed I can switch and also that the fitness level required for the Royal Marines is a lot higher.
 
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