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Royal Marines Commando 32 Week Recruit Training Programme

Discussion in 'Stickies/Frequently Asked Questions' started by Ninja_Stoker, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Rover

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    TOP. Sangin,
    Six month tour,internet, lap top, mail and call home plus R&R break.
    BOTTOM. Borneo,
    Away from UK 18 months unaccompanied based in Malaya.Two 5/6 month tours in Borneo, no R&R. No internet/phone intermittent mail.
    Very much has changed.

    Re Mirbat/Dhofar.
    On location at times shorts and Desert Boots.
    On the ground rather different.

    Weapons find Russian MG.JPG
     
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  2. westy

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    Oh right, I didn’t realise, I was just remembering the introduction for the Solider I book where Andy McNab wrote that in battle in 72, most of the men wore just shorts and desert boots
     
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  4. Kellyville

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    Hi, out of interest, can anyone give me any information on what happens after the 32 weeks?
    I understand they have General Duties for 2 years but what exactly does this entail ?
     
  5. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    If you are selected, you go to the Defence School of Transport and get your HGV license.

    If not then you go to your assigned unit. You can put a preference to where you would like to go but at the end of the day it’s where the Marines need the manpower.

    Once at a unit you do your joining routine, and get stuck into your Company and Troop. Exercises, training, the usual. There’s a thread on day to day routine somewhere in the forum.

    They say it’s 2 years GD but it generally is about 9 months before you can get pinged for an SQ. If you are a good egg then you might dodge it, if not then you might have to take the hit doing an SQ for 2 years.
     
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  6. Mr D

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    @Kellyville , best answered by one of the lads passed out, but *text deleted* not many lads now do 2 years as a grav, for what ever reason that 2 yrs is closer to 1 yr, or less.
     
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    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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  8. Kellyville

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    That's great .. thanks for the info :)
     
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  9. Kellyville

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    Do you know if they get deployed to various places around the world still? I had heard that some had been stopped due to cut backs ?
     
  10. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    They might do. It all depends on their unit and the rotation.

    There was a good chance of deploying and seeing the world but it’s wound down a bit now.
    Norway Was always a staple deployment. But apparently that’s changed. Albania was quite consistent but again I think it’s been binned.

    He should be able to have a chance to get settled first. But it’s not unheard of to get deployed on exercise or civil duties.
     
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  11. arny01

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  12. ALDL9RM

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    Does anybody know if this schedule still accurate? Cheers
     
  13. BLM

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    Trip to Normandy is now in week 12, from Friday to Sunday.
     
  14. Chelonian

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    An update for this thread courtesy of a forum user.

    Attached as a PDF is a scan of the Recruit Training schedule which was issued to PRMC candidates in October 2018.

    The schedule is for guidance only. Particular elements might be swapped around to make the training programme fit with available resources. Please take a look through other posts in this thread which may have details of specific changes.

    Also RT evolves. Contrary to what is in the PDF please note:

    Final Ex is now Week 29.
    Commando Tests start on the Saturday immediately after Final Ex.
     

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  15. jonn04

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    Anyone know if you still get long weekend leave after week 10?
     
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    I believe you do.
     
  17. Dvv63

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    Ex Holdfast has changed too, now week 20, it was week 17 last year.
     
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    03092014 Royal Marines Commando

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    That must be an old copy. Phase 2 is quite different. There's no LMGs it's now pistols etc.
     
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  19. Rob20

    Rob20 Royal Marines Commando

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    Holdfast has gone and been replaced by Lightning Strike. Week 20 is still Second Empire
     
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  20. Chelonian

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    Good stuff. Please keep 'em coming.

    At this rate we'll be able to draft a more up-to-date schedule of RT than that currently issued by CTCRM. :)
     
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