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  1. Breeze2

    Breeze2 Member

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    Does anyone know what the deal is with the rop? I passed prmc back in January and should have started rt on the 9th of March but I got an injury in the process so I’ve had to defer my date. I’ve now found out that I can’t go straight into foundation as everyone now has to do the ROP. Is the 4 weeks Additional to the 32, so 36 in total? Or is it still going to be 32 weeks with the ROP included? Also what takes place on the ROP? Cheers lads
     
  2. Johnwayne

    Johnwayne Active Member

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    Hi mate,

    The ROP is an additional 4 weeks. At the end of the 4 weeks you will do a CAA (Commando Aptitude Assessment) and on passing that will then start Phase 1 of training. From what I understand the ROP includes the foundation phase. The idea behind it is to reduce the ‘Shock of Capture’ feeling, but also have 4 weeks with a TT that gradually builds fitness with the aim of reducing injuries as well.
    That being said, you should still enter ROP as fit as you can possibly be.

    Someone who knows more than me will give a more detailed answer, but I hope this helps for now.
     
  3. The guide

    The guide Ex RAF, Ex Royal Marines, now RN.! go figure

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    ROP is in the main ..As above in the main , and no ROP programme is out as still in progress to it,s format...so there wont be a hard and fast "this is ROP programme" for a while yet.

    Several large posts on this subject use the forum search function and you will know as much as anybody.
     
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  4. Breeze2

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    Cheers mate that’s made it a bit clearer for me, bit gutting that I’ll still have to go through that even though I’ve already passed prmc but it’s one of those things.
     
  5. TheRents

    TheRents Valuable Contributor

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    @Breeze2

    Take the positive mate. Every week you spend at CTC is a chance to learn. They will not be wasted make the most of them.
     
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  6. Johnwayne

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    I agree with @TheRents

    I still need to do my VPJFT, so I’m still a few month out, but I think this is a great opportunity to soak up even more information at a pace that is possibly more manageable than standard foundation would be. At the end of the day, the reason so many guys choose the Royal Marines is because it is the longest training in NATO and I would venture to say the hardest as well. The more opportunity we get to learn from the TT, the better off we’ll be.

    As they say, train hard, fight easy.

    All the best brother.
     
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  7. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    Bottom line for any of the few selected to start ROP: it's a job.
    Everyone on ROP gets paid the basic Recruit wage.
     
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