RMR and ethnic Minorities

2pacwanabee

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Hello

I am applying to join the RMR (Merseyside) however i dont know how i will fit in, i am muslim and i know they aint many asians in the royal marines, do you think it would be a problem as in i will be the odd one out in the detachment and also socialising with the lads. I dont think i will have a problem being the odd one out but i am worrying about the problems others may have with me if any...

Secondly as a university student currently in first year, i have 3 years of my education left, could i be deployed in those 3 years?

Thirdly if i join the RMR and do not enjoy/like it after a few months could i quit or am i held down on contract?

Any suggestions?
 

Big T

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Whats going mate am i Muslim as well and am joining the marines. its entailly up to u but i would suggest fininshing *text deleted* studies first pal.
And u aint got nothing to worry about they judge u on *text deleted* personalty and if u get on with the lads on on *text deleted* skin color.
 

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Hello

I am applying to join the RMR (Merseyside) however i dont know how i will fit in, i am muslim and i know they aint many asians in the royal marines, do you think it would be a problem as in i will be the odd one out in the detachment and also socialising with the lads. I dont think i will have a problem being the odd one out but i am worrying about the problems others may have with me if any...

Secondly as a university student currently in first year, i have 3 years of my education left, could i be deployed in those 3 years?

Thirdly if i join the RMR and do not enjoy/like it after a few months could i quit or am i held down on contract?

Any suggestions?

Alright Mate,

Welcome aboard.

I used to be at RMR Mersey last year. I really can't see your ethnicity or religion causing any problems.

It is very unlikely you will be deployed while in full-time education. The RMR operate ( or rather used to ) a system of 'intelligent mobilisation' where firstly they would ask for volunteers ( there's usually more volunteers than places ), then those who don't particular want to go but are available none the less will be next inline. With you being in full-time education it would would have to be a very serious situation to warrant you be mobilised.

You can leave at any point.

Rich.
 

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mate, get down to mersey, we are in holding troop at the moment, all the lads down there are sound and you wont have a problem fella. I am in my first year uni aswell, obviously there is a chance that I/we could be mobilised but we are looking at around 18 months until we get our lid anyway, if not longer! as our selection weekend aint until september! get down, PM me for any info.
 

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Hello

I am applying to join the RMR (Merseyside) however i dont know how i will fit in, i am muslim and i know they aint many asians in the royal marines, do you think it would be a problem as in i will be the odd one out in the detachment and also socialising with the lads. I dont think i will have a problem being the odd one out but i am worrying about the problems others may have with me if any...

Secondly as a university student currently in first year, i have 3 years of my education left, could i be deployed in those 3 years?

Thirdly if i join the RMR and do not enjoy/like it after a few months could i quit or am i held down on contract?

Any suggestions?

A very warm welcome to the site.

As has already been indicated as long as you are eligible with regards nationality & residency, your ethnic background nor beliefs matter not one jot with regard suitability for joining the regular or reserves.

I'd go so far as to say in my experience that the Royal Marines are probably amongst the very best example of multi-culturism working in the UK armed forces. As long as you can do the job, that's all that's asked.

The only considerations you must bear in mind is that a strictly Muslim diet cannot be 100% assured at all times when in the field. Specialist (including Halal) ration packs are prepared and available, but are often in short supply as everyone else likes them as much as the devotees.

As with all faiths & cultures tolerance and understanding is all that is required from all parties. It's one lesson that civilian society could do with learning from the Armed forces - for once, we actually lead the way in this area.

Unless trained you cannot be deployed. The difficult bit for undergrads is committing sufficiently to both graduate from Uni & gain a green beret- both will demand a great deal of dedication. To date most deployments have been met by volunteers rather than compulsory mobilisation, so you're reasonably secure in Uni, but need to be aware you COULD be deployed.

It's very easy to leave the RMR, but rather than give-up, it's worth attending a presentation first to see if you feel able to succeed in both fields, before joining.

Good luck.
 

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Best of luck *text deleted* you will fit in fine, all the lads are welcoming and you have nothing to worry about. Get dodgers msn off him, good guy to be talking to :)
 
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