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Route to Training Team?

Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by Circuits21, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Circuits21

    Circuits21 New Member

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    Hi all.

    Hoofing statement but please don't rip me too much if I'm missing something obvious.

    How does one go about becoming part of the Trainig Team at Lympstone? I would absolutely love to be in that position but, asides from PTI specialisation, can't find for the life of me how I would go about this.

    Thanks in advanced
     
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  2. 03092014

    03092014 Royal Marines Commando

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    Don't use words like 'hoofing' just yet, else you might use it completely out of context and look a bit foolish...

    I'm not 100% sure of the procedure but I imagine it goes something like: become Corporal, apply for position, be recommended, get position.

    Any SQ can serve as a section commander but most Troop sergeants tend to be PWs and other 'green role' based SQs such as ML or HW.
     
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  3. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    The majority of instructors are from the Platoon Weapons branch, (PWs). There will be a Troop Sgt, usually a PW1 and the section Cpls are normally PW2s.

    To become a PW you must be qualified for promotion to Cpl, which normally takes around 4 years or so and take the PW2 course. Other SQs are used as Instructors, but they are all NCOs, of at least L/Cpl.

    Incidentally, it is the only time you will hear the word Platoon used in the RM. It's an Army term and haven't a clue why the Corps uses it!

    Alan
     
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  4. Corvo50

    Corvo50 Royal Marines Commando

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    I had a PW as my Tp Sergeant, and section commanders were a mix of mortars, sigs, SFC, and AE’s
     
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  5. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    I bet a SFC was emotional for 'extra phys'’s?
     
  6. Rover

    Rover Moderator

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    At one time L Company 42 CDO had the following,

    Company 2ic,CSM, Trp Sgt and Section Cpl all SBS.
    :):cool:
     
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  7. Rover

    Rover Moderator

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    It has been known for a person to finish RT goes on a JCC then a PW2 course and be on the Training Team. Never having left CTC or spent time in a unit.

    Not ideal.-banghead-
     
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  8. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    I bet the troop were amazing by week 32!!
     
  9. Rover

    Rover Moderator

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    o_O

    Remember this was a RMC fully trained company, did not need one week never mind 32!
    :cool:
     
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  10. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    Misread that completely didn’t I? -banghead-
     
  11. Rover

    Rover Moderator

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    Yes.:):):)

    Good 'tour' of the Lodge.:cool:
     
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  12. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    I had an SFC Cpl on my RT. And he wasn’t shouty or any of that. He would have intense eye contact and just speak softly.

    His reasoning was if you need someone to shout at you to motivate you, how are you going to react under fire, with no one there to motivate you but yourself.

    One thing I remember about my training team is how visibly “upset”, notnin a crying army recruitment kind of way. But you could tell something was up when they got when lads were getting killed in afghan on the news. We would get some good extra phys. They took it personally.
     
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  13. westy

    westy Well-Known Member

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    Do you think as well as personally, they done it to maybe keep you safe on ops?
     
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  14. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    The over riding mantra of a good TT is whether they would want you by their side in a firefight.

    Alan
     
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  15. ave!

    ave! Royal Marines Commando

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    Do you have to be a corporal? @alan mentioned l/Cpl at least?

    Only because I’m a qualified defence trainer now ( teaching raf chefs section attacks was hilarious but fun ) and I have two sjars that recommend me for instructor roles.

    Any reason why I couldn’t volunteer for skill at arms?
     
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  16. Johnny_Anonie

    Johnny_Anonie Moderator

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    Having served in a Army training establishment I can only offer this and hope someone can translate it into RN/RM language.
    Firstly there is a DIN about it, so have a read of that. Also mention your ambitions to your OC & on your yearly appraisal. Training establishments are usually undermanned.

    The Army required you to have completed the following courses.
    Skill at arms instructor
    SCBC Phase 2 OR PSBC Phase 13 (Tactics)
    Junior Breacon
    All Arms Drill Basic Course
    CBRN Defence Instructor
    Battlefield Casualty Drill Trainer

    I am sure there are RM equivalents. Oh and If you cant handle the occasional gobby kid without resorting to ripping his throat out, it’s not for you.
     
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