More examples of Corps knowledge questions

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  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Careers Adviser

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    1. How many Royal Marines have been awarded the Victoria Cross?

    2. Which Royal Marine was last awarded the George Cross?

    3. What are the Corps Colours & what does each signify on the belt?

    4. Which colour lanyards are worn on the right shoulder of 40, 42 & 45 Commandos?

    3. Name the following Operation names:

    Re-taking of South Georgia,
    Re-taking of the Falkland Islands
    The first Gulf war
    The second Gulf war
    The conflict in Afghanistan

    6 What does the fouled anchor on the Royal Marines badge signify?

    7. Which elements and trades of the Royal Marines routinely serve on warships?

    8. How long is your contract of employment & at what points may you voluntarily leave?

    9. What does FPGRM stand for & what do they do?

    10. What does FSRT stand for & what do they do?
     
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  2. denzil

    denzil New Member

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    Thanks Ninja, I find these really useful and would appreciate any more you have.
    Cheers.
     
  3. bobmartin153

    bobmartin153 New Member

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    I second Denzils post :iagree:

    Like the previous list of questions I can answer few of these :eek:h:

    So they are of great help :praise: Thank you :smile:
     
  4. Ninja_Stoker

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    Q4, for those interested:

    Lanyards

    All ranks on the posted strength of the following units are to wear a coloured
    lanyard with certain forms of dress as stated:

    Coloured lanyards are worn on the right shoulder in an ordinary loop with the
    running end passed directly into the right side of the breast pocket without forming a
    bight.

    Lanyard, Blue, Officers? Pattern. Braid of viscose rayon on cotton core. One end
    constructed with a loop closed with a Turk?s head knot. Length of lanyard shall be no
    less than 800mm to be worn looped over the left shoulder. The running end is to be
    passed into the left side of the breast pocket and not allowed to hang loosely in a bight.
    Unit Colour

    COMAMPHIBFOR/DRM - Maroon
    HQ 3 Cdo Bde RM UKLF CSG - Green
    40 Cdo RM - Light Blue
    42 Cdo RM - White
    43 Cdo RM - Old Gold on Scarlet
    45 Cdo RM - Scarlet
    Cdo Log Regt RM - Dark Blue
    SBS - Green, Black and Blue
    539 ASRM - Old Gold and Rifle Green
    847 NAS - Light/Dark Blue
     
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  5. joshgreaves332

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    Could I just get clarified why only 847 NAS appear on that list? What about the rest of the CHF 5,6,and 848?

    Thanks for the info
     
  6. ptidaz

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    Are these questions still asked?
     
  7. Ninja_Stoker

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    Yes. Sometimes at interview, sometimes whilst on PRMC.
     
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  8. "freddie"

    "freddie" Former Royal Marines SNCO.

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    And sometimes by the Kings Badge board...........;)
     
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  9. Ninja_Stoker

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    Yep fair call. There were some quite "in depth" questions on the programme last night.

    One thing that certainly impressed was the humility, selflessness & team ethos of the diamonds support for each other, it came across extremely well.
     
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  10. Batman

    Batman Royal Marines Commando

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    Was it just a coincidence that the diamonds were all in the same room?
     
  11. charliethegoldfish

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    I dont think so.
     
  12. greycarpet47

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    Hi ninja, do you know the best way to revise corps history as really struggling to remember battle dates and vc winners as have a upcoming mc1 board for royal marine cadets. Or any useful websites?
     
  13. nat4118

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    There is a booklet made up by the prmc team which has all the info you need. I've downloaded it onto my iBooks.

    http://www.royalmarines.uk/attachments/prmc-handout-pdf.2330/
     
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  14. PotentialToff

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    The booklet is smashing, I printed it off and basically learn one VC winner each day. Then repeat. Eventually they stick!
     
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  15. Rico90

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    To learn facts and information for my interview I made flash cards with the question on the front and the answer on the back. Keep testing yourself or get friends/family to test you as often as you can and the information should eventually sink in.
     
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    Can anyone enlighten me to the last question? FSRT, whenever i type it in on google it comes up with "US MARINES NO FARTING IN AFGHAN"
     
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    Fleet Standby Rifle Troop part of FPG
     
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  18. Ninja_Stoker

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    Hmmn, you must have one fairly dodgy Google search cache.

    Time for a 'clear Search history' I reckon.
     
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    If in doubt, ask
     

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