Life in the Corps and unit questions?

Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by 03092014, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. ImBatman

    ImBatman Member

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    How often are you medically examined during RT and then once you pass out??
     
  2. that guy 27

    that guy 27 New Member

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    did you chose 40 commando as your preference or just ended up there?
     
  3. 03092014

    03092014 Royal Marines Commando

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    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!
     
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  4. 03092014

    03092014 Royal Marines Commando

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    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.
     
  5. ImBatman

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    Really?? What less strict or what?? In terms of the hearing test?
    And what happens in the week 1 medical?
     
  6. 03092014

    03092014 Royal Marines Commando

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    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.
     
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  7. Ninja_Stoker

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    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.
     
  8. ERFC

    ERFC Royal Marines Commando

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    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do 3 weeks behind the wire, 2 weeks on leave or contingency, MATTS week so a load of lectures, CFT, BFT etc if they’re out of date then a 2 week range package normally up at Inverness.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.
     
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  9. MassamanDave

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    Ok
    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??
     
  10. thewolveriene

    thewolveriene New Member

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    Behind the wire means at base for example RM Condor at Arbroath
     
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  11. Rover

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    “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.
     
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  12. Ninja_Stoker

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    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.
     
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  13. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando

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    Oilsafe was the name given......I think! Which as the name implies, provided protection to the North Sea oil and gas rigs.

    Alan
     
  14. Rover

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    :cool:

    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.

    Correct.

    SB in the CT role well before the 1980's. Open source information.;):cool:

    Trust this clarifies a few points.:)
     
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  15. thewolveriene

    thewolveriene New Member

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    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";)
     
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  16. Rover

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    Never overlook the 'small print'!;):)
     
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  17. jpalm3r

    jpalm3r New Member

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    I’m joining the Royal Navy but don’t feel like it’s 100% me and the Royal Marines does seem to be me in all lot of aspects,
    So my question is do I follow my gut instinct? And I’d like to know what unit is most likely be drafted to *text deleted* and what are the Royal Marines doing around the world *text deleted*?? also could you give me a brief summery about the main things I should know! I have done research but haven’t had much luck
    Thankyou
     
  18. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando

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    If you want to know what the Corps is currently up to go into your AFCO and ask for the latest copy of the Globe and Laurel. On page 3 it will tell you what every Unit and sub unit is up to at this time. All the info you could require will be in there. It is also available to download.

    Lastly, when posting try and avoid using bad language or text speak, as all that will happen is that the filters will pick it up and all that the reader will see is *text deleted*. We may then have a better idea of what you want to know, rather than guessing.

    Alan
     
  19. 03092014

    03092014 Royal Marines Commando

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    Personally yes I would follow your gut instinct but ask yourself what made you apply for the Navy first?

    I don't what you mean when you ask what unit is drafted to where because it's been filtered out but 40 and 45 are the conventional fighting units. 42 provides more maritime specialist roles and 43 is solely responsible for the protection of nuclear submarines and the missiles.

    Research for what? The interview, PJFT or PRMC? There is a whole plethora of information on the site, have a look under the stickies section for loads of information.

    Follow @Caversham advice for where the RM are currently based and what they are doing. Also look at the Navy News.

    Anymore questions fire away...
     
  20. jpalm3r

    jpalm3r New Member

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    Well I originally appiled for the navy bc I love the sea and wanted to travel ect I had a sailing backround as well! And that makes more sense now and thankyou for you time,
    Q In the interview Will they ask on why I changed my mind ect?and what do I need to know for the interview?