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Discussion in 'Royal Marines History and Knowledge' started by Ninja_Stoker, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

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    The latest Corps Knowledge document for revision and general information is uploaded below.

    This is a particularly useful document produced by the training staff at CTC and helps provide an invaluable insight into the level of background knowledge expected.
     

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  2. ALDL9RM

    ALDL9RM Well-Known Member

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    On the last page it says that the information ‘will be assessed’ during PRMC, I thought they had scrapped the knowledge test?
     
  3. Chelonian

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    Even if a formal knowledge test is not currently an element of PRMC it makes sense to at least have a basic grasp of Corps history and the RT pipeline at PRMC.

    At first glance the document looks like a fair primer on the basics.
     
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  4. sharpe

    sharpe Valuable Contributor

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    This is completely my opinion and not based on any inside knowledge but if it says information will be assessed then assume it will. Just because it hasn’t been recently doesn’t mean it won’t be reinstated. Personally I think it’s a massive thing to research and know the fabulous history of what you aspire to join.
     
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  5. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    I have posted this file in the P&P sub forum.

    Alan
     
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  6. Rover

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    Two noticeable errors.:mad:

    No mention of Operation Frankton.:(

    No mention of the Special Boat Service.:(

    -banghead--banghead--banghead--banghead-
     
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  7. 03092014

    03092014 Royal Marines Commando

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    If you're lucky your DL will give you a chance of getting out of a flanking by asking some Corps knowledge questions. It pays to learn now regardless of whether its assessed on PRMC!
     
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  8. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    From memory no mention was made in a previous, similarly 'official' document.
     
  9. Rover

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    Poole Base.jpeg

    Three ‘flags’ fly over Poole!

    The Royal Navy, it is an RN Base.

    The Royal Marines, being a part of the Royal Navy.

    The Special Boat Service, being part of the Royal Marines.
     
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  10. Ninja_Stoker

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    Yep, a great shame.

    The snag is that even unofficial documents originating from service sources are bounded by restrictions unfortunately when it comes to SF. Inevitably this reflects on the numbers applying to undergo SF selection - a tough nut to crack and a veritable "Catch #22" ..............#SBS, #SBR(R), #SRR, #SRR(R), #21SAS and #23SAS :(
     
  11. Harry McRunFast

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    What’s the main difference between the roles of the SAS and SBS?

    I assume they must share many of the same skills to the same exacting standards... I also understand there is another element in the selection process for SBS?
     
  12. ALDL9RM

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    I'm not particularly in the know but Special Air Service and Special Boat Service?;)
     
  13. Rover

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    Both can parachute, both can operate on land.

    But.......:)
    What SQ.jpg

    Latest DDV..jpg
    Husky-Dog_walks-on_3235523b.jpg

    Walking on water is only for SC1's

    Interestingly on joint selection you first pass for the SAS you then have to undertake more to pass for the SBS.;):):)
     
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  14. Harry McRunFast

    Harry McRunFast Valuable Contributor

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    @Rover

    Is it true all SBS operators can hold their breath underwater for 3 days?
     
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    Two and a half days, Wednesday afternoon is a make and mend.:);)
     
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  16. KADIRATISA

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    the information ‘will be assessed’ during PRMC, I thought they had scrapped the knowledge test?
     
  17. Chelonian

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    As mentioned in Post #7 and others in this thread the very basic Corps knowledge is stuff which should be known regardless of whether it is formally tested at PRMC.
    A reasonable clue is also hinted at by the document in Post #1 being an 'official' release by CTCRM.

    History is important in this context. It inspires and it defines a military unit. Not 'having' to learn it is not good reason for being the individual who doesn't have a scooby if an NCO on your PRMC asks a very simple question about Corps history.

    Edited to add: Clearly the question asked in Post #16 was copied and pasted from an earlier question by someone else. The answer stands though.
     
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  18. KADIRATISA

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    I thought they had scrapped the knowledge test?