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Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcome to the Royal Marines Site' started by Proper PT, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. Proper PT

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    Hiya! I am a *text deleted* be PTI. Currently I am in uni so I am thinking of joining the Marines as an Officer. It all depends. I used to be a Royal Marine Cadet and became a PTI. I am here because I constantly read this page but never signed up.

    Much Love,
    '*text deleted* be PTI, Tim.'
     
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  2. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Welcome. Plenty of information and comment here. Dive in.
     
  3. Proper PT

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    Can I ask me first question. So I know how to address nco's and officers. Like colours or Corporal or sergeant. What about PTI's? I got called PTI.
     
  4. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    If your wish is to join as an officer and become a PTI, I think that you are going to be disappointed. To my knowledge there is only one PT&SO (Physical Training & Sports Officer), currently at CTC and that position is held by a Major, who is a SCC, (Senior Corps Commission), and came up through the ranks.

    All PTIs are either JNCOs or SNCOs. You cannot apply for the SQ until you are eligible for promotion, usually after around 4 to 5 years service.

    PTIs are addressed by their rank, or at times Staff.

    Good luck

    Alan
     
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  5. Proper PT

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    Thank you very much. Well, that means junior entry for me hehe. Thank you for you support Alan and thank you for your service.

    Tim
     
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  6. Chelonian

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    A top bloke. One of his claims to fame is that he was a member of this forum's 2018 Commando Challenge team.

    A plug for the 2019 Commando Challenge here:

    https://www.royalmarines.uk/threads/2019-commando-challenge.119950/
     
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  7. Proper PT

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    Can anyone come? Or is it just like parents and close friends?
     
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    Also Alan, does this apply do the navy?
     
  9. Chelonian

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    The Commando Challenge is an open event. The forum team Ninja's Worriers is mainly comprised of Partners & Parents. @Pez1962 is the primary contact. Anyone interested in participating should give her a shout.

    Also, the forum team is unique in having a support team which rock up at obstacles on the Endurance Course with rejuvenating snifters of whisky and rum. Commando Challenge is a major event but I think that Ninja's Worriers is the only team which has a support team. All welcome.
     
  10. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    I have no idea on the RN requirements for RN PTIs, but my guess is that PTIs are predominantly NCOs throughout all the services. All training teams for Officers and ORs are NCOs, with an officer at the head, but the day to day training is by NCOs. If you want to be a PTI then join as an OR and work your way through the hurdles that will be involved to become a PTI.

    I believe that the RAF take applicants from recruits to become PTIs, but that is anecdotal.

    Alan
     
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    What about addressing PTI's is it by rank too?


    Tim
     
  12. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    As I have previously stated, in the RM it is by rank.

    Alan
     
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    Do you know what it is in the RN or other services?


    Tim
     
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    PTIs will always be called Staff/Corporal/Sergeant whatever, aka their rank, not their specialisation.
     
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    Thank you all guys. Much appreciated.


    Tim
     
  16. JWJ

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    As politely as possible, why does what they're referred to as, matter?
     
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  17. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    From memory, Army PTIs working in role are dressed as 'Staff' by all ranks from CO down. Even Commanding Officers are timed on their annual BFT by a PTI.
    I think it's a tri-service convention. My training partner is an ex-RAF PTI. I'll ask him.
     
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    I am just curious as I want to join up as one and in cadets I was called PTI. So I am curious how PTI's are addressed in the real armed forces.

    Tim
     
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    Informally, I always greet PTI's: "Mornin' Mahoosive" (if it's before noon).

    It helps boost their flagging self-confidence, I find.

    RN PTIs used to be a sideways-entry branch at Leading Hand level but I think it's just, or is soon to be opened-up to direct entry. Maybe I dreamt it as I don't recall seeing a recruiting instruction regarding it.

    PT Officer tends to be promoted from within the branch but the job itself is quite different to Rating/Other Rank PTI.
     
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  20. Ninja_Stoker

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    Ah, I didn't dream it then. ;)