RAMC & 3 Commando Brigade

TylerDurden

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Hi all,

I’ve just recently passed out of Phase 1 in the Army and due to start Phase 2 CMT training in a couple of weeks, and was wondering if Army medics can work alongside Royal Marines/Other units i.e 29, 24 etc etc or is it only Navy medics that work in 3 Cdo Bde? The reason I ask here is because there is next to no info on the CMT role anywhere, and I remember @Johnny_Anonie said he was an ex CMT.

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This is slightly off topic however as a CMT how long did it take to get into phase 1 from the assesment centre? I've heard the CMT is highly popular and takes a long time to get into.
 

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I was originally told a 2 year wait, I applied in March 2020, got my assessment in August and started training in October. All in all it really depends on a few factors. I got an A so was probably “bumped up” quicker than people who got a grade B. Don’t get disheartened if they say 2 years as it’s more than likely sooner.
 

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No not just Navy Army medics can work at both of those units, not many do but they can and also CHF (helicopter force) Medical is going more purple (all 3 services by the year) it just the differing entry and pass out levels differ, and sorry to say the RAF & Navy won't come down and the Army cant go up educational levels to level the playing field (or the will not get the number of bodies they need).
 

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Yeah thought I’d just ask because at Pirbright I saw an RAMC bloke with a green lid and wondered if perhaps he’d been attached to the Royals at some point. Not saying I want to do the AACC, but would be cool if I could work alongside them at some point in my career.
 

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Yeah thought I’d just ask because at Pirbright I saw an RAMC bloke with a green lid and wondered if perhaps he’d been attached to the Royals at some point. Not saying I want to do the AACC, but would be cool if I could work alongside them at some point in my career.
There are lots of possibilities. One could be he was a rmc then transfered. A lot of marines want to be medics but with almost a 4 year wait some people prefer other options.
 

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Hi,

@The guide is much better placed to comment on current arrangements as I’ve been out of the game for close to ten years now!! Which, by the way, just sent a shiver up my spine.

Unless things have drastically changed then as a Class one you can be posted out of a Medical Regiment and into any unit that requires a Medic “PiD” filled (essentially this means vacancy). For example my first posting out of a Med Regt was as a company medic within an Infantry battalion.

So this includes Army units within 3 Cdo Bde. If posted to a Cdo unit you will have the opportunity/be required to undertake the AACC.
 

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From the brief we had the other day before I left Pirbright, I asked about the Class 1 course and the guy said that it could take about a year after doing the initial training anyway, so it would be a long time before I could sink my teeth into working with the Infantry, but nice to know I could have that opportunity.
 

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From the brief we had the other day before I left Pirbright, I asked about the Class 1 course and the guy said that it could take about a year after doing the initial training anyway, so it would be a long time before I could sink my teeth into working with the Infantry, but nice to know I could have that opportunity.

Correct.

When I was in I waited approximately a year before being loaded onto my Class 1.
 

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