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im 15 and about to take my gcse's im considering the RM's, ive looked it up and im not sure of the training course you have to take when ive sat my gcse's, for example to be an infantryman in the army you will have to complete the 42-week Army Foundation Course at Harrogate, You will then take a 13-week Combat Infantryman Course at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick.

i am wondering what is the equivalant for the RM's, i know you get paid too, when does the pay start?

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no. the 41 week training course is if you go to the college which i guess is on all aspects of the army then if you chose to go in as infantry u will undertake your basic infantry army course for the Royal Marines commandos you do 3 days PRMC in lympstone and if you pass that it is a very hard 32 weeks basic training and if you pass that u become a rm (and one thing about the royal marine basic training its one of the, if not hardest basic training in the world).
 

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42 week course is just until your old enough to get into Catterick by the looks of it.

With RM you can go into training at 16. Training itself is far tougher and requires more detirmination and physical fitness than the regular infantry.

Pay starts with any of the services once you are deemed in training in their establishments.


(More punctuation next time gary, couldn't understand a word of that :blink:)
 

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Good answers.

To re-iterate: The Royal Marines do not differentiate between those under 18 & those over 18. The selection process standards & training standards are exactly the same and all train together throughout.

The two major differences occur before & after Recruit Training.

1. Those under 18 need signed parent/guardian consent to join.

2. After training, you cannot be operationally deployed until you are 18 years old. In most cases those under 18 join something like Commando Logistics, Commando Display Teams, Royal Marines Visibility Teams, get loaned to AFCOs and/or undergo further trade/specialist qualifications. Once they reach 18 they will most likely join a Commando Unit.
 

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So what would most likely happend to me?
I was 16 on the 10th of september and i am in my last year of school now, we normally break up about July for the end of school year. I am going to do my Psychometric test on the 14 October, so assuming i pass all of my tests and PRMC i should start my 32 week training basically straight away. So say my training ends (with leave included) about April-ish, i will have about 5 months before i am 18, so what will probably happend to me?
Also can you choose weather you got loaned to AFCO or get to do more qualifications in trade or specailisation?
 

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ah my bad Skippy it is because i never read through it after i type and it usually comes out a lot of crap
 

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So what would most likely happend to me?
I was 16 on the 10th of september and i am in my last year of school now, we normally break up about July for the end of school year. I am going to do my Psychometric test on the 14 October, so assuming i pass all of my tests and PRMC i should start my 32 week training basically straight away. So say my training ends (with leave included) about April-ish, i will have about 5 months before i am 18, so what will probably happend to me?
Also can you choose weather you got loaned to AFCO or get to do more qualifications in trade or specailisation?

As stated, you'd most likely join Commando Logistics or undergo specialist training, subject to the requirements of the Corps. Whilst you can request where you wish to be sent there is categorically no guarantee it can be granted. You must also remember that you may not pass out from training eight months after you actually start as there are a host of things besides leave, which may mean you take longer than initially anticipated.

You are correct that the earliest you could join is after the last GCSE has finished for your year 11 group- ie: July 09.
 

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ah so the training is shorter than the standard infantry then?

Edit: Thanks for the help by the way
 

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Sorry i shouldve phrased that better, i meant the time between your gcse's and passing basic training
 

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Sorry i shouldve phrased that better, i meant the time between your gcse's and passing basic training

.......??

if you went to collage maybe....

but straight into the army no.
 

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ah so the basic training is longer but you can start it earlier?
 

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Basic training for army is 18.
Basic training for marines is 32

Harrogate is just college nothing more. Until you are old enough to go to catterick.

You can start marine training right from 16, as they don't descriminate on age.
 

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Basic training for army is 18.
Basic training for marines is 32

Harrogate is just college nothing more. Until you are old enough to go to catterick.

You can start marine training right from 16, as they don't descriminate on age.

alright, cheers.
 
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