RFCC Advice.

Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by Samtaylor, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Samtaylor

    Samtaylor New Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    RMR Merseyside's 115 troop (as well as other units) are about to partake in January's RFCC, I was wondering if there was any advice you could give us reguarding:

    1)Final ex
    -Anything to expect
    -Things you wish you did in hindsight (ie how you had your kit, things you wish you took)

    2)The tests
    -phys you did prior
    -keeping your body fueled throughout

    Many thanks
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Careers Adviser

    Jul 10, 2007
    Hopefully some of our regular trained ranks can give some feedback on the aspects that are common to regulars and reserves alike.
  3. GreyWing

    GreyWing Nobody

    Feb 21, 2007
    Honestly mate I'd just listen to your training team. The Reserves have different assets available for their final ex's, so each year, and even each unit vary change quite a bit. Mersey have a really good TT and won't see you off.

    If you've got this far then you will be fine, they won't ask you to do anything that you won't have already done. Probably won't get any sleep from Friday until the bus back on Sunday afternoon but that's about it.
  4. Billyboy114

    Billyboy114 New Member

    May 23, 2015
    I did mine a few years ago, but I doubt they change that much. Sounds a bit silly but don't even think about the 4 commando tests now as you have a hell of a first week before you even get the privilege to take on the commando tests.

    All effort needs to go into the field ex, if your going to fail the course and go home early it will be at this stage, the commando tests are hard but you've been training a long time so doubt you would fall down there.

    To pass the field ex a few tips:
    - make sure someone is always on sentry, when your in a harbour its easy for everyone to crack their own admin, if no one is doing it go yourself and do it, take charge, training team are always watching (even when you see them walking off into the distance!)
    - 50/50 on cleaning rifles
    - you will be tired, wet, cold for the entire time your in the field (prepare your mind!)
    - spare socks and talc
    - on the patrol ex be switched on at all times, I think we were patrolling for about 2 hours before we finally got attacked
    - we covered over a 100km yomping on ours so again just get your head in the right place. When yomping with bergan maintain patrolling stance (i.e. two hands on rifle, sling unclipped, safety catch on)
    - Stay positive, just because you get picked up for something doesn't mean you've failed

    Some of the above may sound simple but these are just a few things people slipped up on and failed for, as after a few days in the field some people start to get lazy as they get tired

    Good luck
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  5. Commando wannabe

    Commando wannabe New Member

    Feb 12, 2015
    Sam did you pass?? Is there any advice you would give to future RFCC candidates??
    Did kit and equipment all have to be pussers or was it big boys rules?
    Anything you would have done differently to help you beforehand?
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Ex-Matelot

    Oct 16, 2008
    The single most important thing to remember is, if told to clean the wagon, clean the wagon.
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  7. Commando wannabe

    Commando wannabe New Member

    Feb 12, 2015
    I've learnt that the wet way!!

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