Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by 03092014, Jul 5, 2018.
How often are you medically examined during RT and then once you pass out??
did you chose 40 commando as your preference or just ended up there?
I'm week 1 you have a small medical again and then at various points you'll have hearing test, injections and dental checks. After training it's yearly for medical/dental checks. It's nothing like Capita medical though!
40 was my first choice but we were told that we could only choose 40 or 43. Some troops may have more or less choice it just depends on where numbers are needed.
Really?? What less strict or what?? In terms of the hearing test?
And what happens in the week 1 medical?
It was much less strict. From what I remember we had blood pressure, height, weight possibly some vaccinations to. It was a while ago now. Nothing to worry about.
The hearing test is only likely to be repeated for borderline passes which require further monitoring or when it becomes apparent in day to day activities that the there is a problem, such as a marching troop coming to the halt in unison on a parade ground and one guy continuing to bimble.
You’re on a 8 week rotation. Essentially, you’ll do 3 weeks behind the wire, 2 weeks on leave or contingency, MATTS week so a load of lectures, CFT, BFT etc if they’re out of date then a 2 week range package normally up at Inverness. After the range package you’ll have half a week prepping for behind the wire (Zeroe rifles, lectures etc) and then you’ll be back behind the wire again.
Apologies if this is naive of myself, could you elaborate on ‘behind the wire’?? Presuming when it’s in reference to actually guarding the subs and nuces etc?? What’s a day like behind the wire??
Behind the wire means at base for example RM Condor at Arbroath
“Behind the wire”, refers to those RM’s providing security at Faslane.
It has nothing to do with 45 Cdo or those further south.
Post 28 clarifies.
I think the confusion may derive from the fact the predecessor to 43 Cdo was Commachio Group who were co-located with 45 Commando in Arbroath a few decades ago.
Commachio used to also undertake maritime counter-terrorism duties as well as fleet protection, but became a stand alone unit and the counter terrorist role shifted to SBS in the early 1980s, I think.
Oilsafe was the name given......I think! Which as the name implies, provided protection to the North Sea oil and gas rigs.
A brief outline......
Comacchio Company Royal Marines existed between 1980 and 1983 and was responsible for protecting the nation’s nuclear deterrent. It was later redesignated Comacchio Group Royal Marines (1983–2001) and then Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines in 2001. In 2012 it was formally redesignated again as 43 Commando RM.
SB in the CT role well before the 1980's. Open source information.
Trust this clarifies a few points.
I stand corrected sorry for the misleading info
Its a good thing they put those lines at the end of every document you are given whilst joining "dont rely on what other potential recruits say"
Never overlook the 'small print'!
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