Royal Marines Commando 32 Week Recruit Training Programme

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  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 ?
     
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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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  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 ?
     
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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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    Does anybody know if this schedule still accurate? Cheers
     

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