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Richard

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When ive been looking at some vidios on the internet about the marines, some of the soldiers have a badge with a parachute in the middle of wings. Does this just mean that they are airborne?
Will they be the equivelent to a paratrooper?
 

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they can apply for a parachute course if they want.......
 

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After RT all recruits get the oppurtunity to do the para course, I think it's 21 weeks, I'm planning on doing it:cool:
 

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its sorta like a little thing you can apply for its one of the reasons people join marines over paras......marines can be parachute trained as well
 

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the paras only spend 4 wks at raf brize norton, why do the marines nd 21 wks?
 

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I think the para course is optional and you can choose to do it. Definetly something i'd like to do to add to my RM "cv"

Although when I was doing my PRMC there was this one older guy I think he was a captain and he had his wings. He was also a mountain leader though so i'm not sure if some specializations require you to do the para course such as ML, swimmer canoeist etc.
 

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Gentlemen,

1. Only those with an SQ requirement tend to go on a
para course.

2. The basic course is four weeks.

3. Royal Marines are para trained, they are not called
paratroopers.

4. Perhaps and only if you are in the right place at the
right time, you may get the chance to fill a vacant
slot on a course. Keep in your CSM's good books.

Rover
 

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Gentlemen,

1. Only those with an SQ requirement tend to go on a
para course.

2. The basic course is four weeks.

3. Royal Marines are para trained, they are not called
paratroopers.

4. Perhaps and only if you are in the right place at the
right time, you may get the chance to fill a vacant
slot on a course. Keep in your CSM's good books.

Rover

Spot on.

There seems to be a lot of confusion with regard parachute training. The main difference is that Royal Marines can qualify to be parachutists if the job requires the qualification or there are spare places available. It isn't a trade on it's own for Commandos, it's an additional qualification, after which you are entitled to wear the parachute wings.

There are 27 trade/specialist qualifications available to Royal Marine Commandos.

In addition, many UK servicepeople undertake a civilian freefall parachuting course in Florida as part of their annual Adventurous Training allowance - this particular course isn't a military qualification & no badges are worn on your uniform on completion of this course.
 

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