I am interested in knowing what training is like for RMR. So how many days training and what days they are?? What's it like during and after training?? and just any info you guys think would be handy to know thanks
Loads of threads on this mate, so worth having a look at the RMR section in more detail.
RMR training involves one evening per week at your nearest detachment, then 1-2 training weekends per month with the other detachments in your unit.
Whole process takes about 15-18 months. After that, the training obligations are less.
There are a few exercises you don't do in the RMR. We don't really do much unarmed combat and you get a lot less time live firing on the ranges too. Went we went down to CTC, our marching etc. was shocking, but soldiering wise I don't think we were far off a regs troop at the same point in training. In fact our training team said we were better than their regs troop at some of it. The lads in the regs are much fitter than us though, as it's all they do.
Having recently done 2 weeks at CTC, that was enough of the 'Lympstone experience' for me. It was great to get an insight into regular training, but the thought of spending 32 weeks there isn't appealing at all!
Once you've got your green lid, you can go and do a FTRS contract with a regular unit - basically being a reg for up to two years. That's my plan I think.
@posh_punter, cheers, I got big decisions to make as I'm *text deleted* finish college soon. A bit naive but I don't think 32 weeks of training will be that bad as it is all continuous, whilst at rmr it must suck doing exercises on the weekend s when all your friends are at a club. Another question do you think rmr and uni are compatiable as in the time you need to commit for both?
What specialilasations can you do in the rmr and and also if you do ftrs can you choose what commando unit you join?why did you not join the regs if you are planning to do ftrs,if you dont mind me asking
Certain specialisations aren't open to reservists, but not 100% sure which you can and can't do.
For FTRS, yes you apply to join a specific unit for a certain period of time. 43 always need blokes and I know there were opportunities at 40 recently too.
The desire to do FTRS is more of a recent thing - basically looking to change jobs quite soon, so an FTRS stint would be a fantastic thing to do in between.