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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. Moonduster

    Moonduster Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2018
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    They were at royalmarinesrecruits.simdif.com/index.html until fairly recently but sadly now unavailable.
  2. Moonduster

    Moonduster Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2018
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  3. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

    Aug 10, 2010
    This just sucks all the fun out of Troop diaries. :)
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  4. sharpe

    sharpe Member

    May 14, 2019
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    15 weeks in and I’ve gone full circle information wise. 1st few weeks wanted to know everything, now too scared to ask:)
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  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

    Jul 10, 2007
    Yep, totally get you on that score.

    Sometimes it's best not to get too philosophical. Stoicism is the better path to tread. :)
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  6. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

    Aug 10, 2010
    Thank you to @Daisyy for taking the trouble to draft out an overview of RT current to November 2019.

    Please be aware that RT is a constantly evolving schedule.
    Also some individual elements might be adjusted. Do not consider the references to Long Weekend Leaves as certainties. These can be rescheduled or cancelled at short notice.

    As with previous iterations of the schedule in this thread, feel welcome to comment on amendments as they occur in future.



    To effect the transition from civilian to military life and prepare the individual recruit for Training in the Royal Marines

    Week 1

    Joining routine, Gym and Swimming Assessment, Kit Issue, Basic Skills Training, Med and Dental checks, Admin, Husbandry, Drill & PT

    Week 2

    Ex EARLY NIGHT (night in field), Drill, PT, Royal Marines Close Combat (RMCC), Team Challenges, Weapon Training (Rifle, MATT 1), Personal Admin, Equality and Inclusion Brief (MATT 6)

    Week 3

    Weapon Training, Drill, PT, Hearing Protection fitted (MATT 3), Thinking Strategies

    Individual Skills

    To teach and practise elementary military skills in a progressive manner

    Week 4

    Weapon Training (Rifle), PT and Swims, Drill and Corps History, RMCC, Basic Educational Skills Test, Ex FIRST STEP (One night in the field)

    Week 5

    Wpn Trg (Rifle – Including Handling Tests), PT, Map Reading, Ex QUICK COVER (3 Day Field Ex Incl Basic Fieldcraft and CQB)

    Families’ Day

    (Long Weekend Leave)

    Week 6

    First aid (MATT 3), First Rifle Shoot (DCCT/25m Range), PT, Drill, Map Reading (MATT 5)

    Week 7

    Ex MARSHALL STAR (3 1/2 Day Field ex): Fieldcraft, Map Reading & Soldiering Skills (Incl Obs Crossing), Battle Swimming Test (BST), RMCC, First Aid Trg

    Week 8

    Drill, PT, Map Reading, First Aid, Survive Evade Resist Escape (SERE) and Conduct after Capture Trg (MATT 8), RMCC, RMFA, Coy Comd's Rounds, Unit Visit

    Week 9

    Drill, PT (Gym Assessment), Map Reading, First Aid Assessment (MATT 3), Apprenticeship, Orienteering, Live Firing (DCCT)

    Week 10

    Ex HUNTER’S MOON (5 Day field ex) – Navigation Trg & Map Reading with 2 Day Survival Phase, Fit Respirators


    Advanced Skills

    To consolidate the skills learned thus far and progress onto more advanced aspects of individual soldiering

    Week 11

    CBRN, Signals, Ex BAPTIST WALK (2 Day practice in all skills taught in phase 1)

    Grenade Range, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC, MATT 7), Intro to the Bottom Field

    Week 12

    Ex BAPTIST RUN (3 day field ex (Criteria Exercise)) – To test all Skills taught in Phase 1 – incl Stalking, Kit Inspections, Map Reading, 8 Mile Load Carry, Post-Exercise Inspection, Sigs Training

    Week 13

    Live Firing: Rifle to ACMT(Combat Infantryman), Close Quarter Marksmanship (CQM), Functional Skills, PT (AMF)

    Week 14

    ACMT (Cont) Additional Rifle Shoots, Close Quarter Marksmanship (CQM) Functional Skills PT (AMF)

    Week 15

    PT AMF Assessment, Sigs (Bowman), Tp Tactics Lecture, Military Knowledge, CBRN, First Drill Inspection, Arms Drill Passout and End of Phase 1 Parade, 4 Mile Speed March, 8 MLC Re-Runs, RMFT (MATT2), Ex OVERLORD

    (Long Weekend Leave)


    Operations Of War

    To train and practise a recruit in the tactical skills and knowledge requiredd to act as a rifleman in all operations of war and all transitional phases of war

    Week 16

    Signals Trg, PT – Battle Preparation Training (BPT), Ex FIRST BASE (4 Day Field Exercise involving Tac and Doc Training, Recce, Ops & Harbour Drills & 5 Mile Speed March), CPERS Handling

    Week 17

    Ex LIGHTSTRIKE (Section Attacks), Sigs (Bowman Practical Test), UGL Lessons

    Week 18

    GPMG Training, PT – BPT, Intro to COIN Ops, Functional Skills, TP Tactics Lectures

    Week 19

    PT – BPT incl Passout (Re-Runs Wed, Thu), Drill, Functional Skills, IED, CBRN, 9mm Pistol, TP Tactics Lectures

    Week 20

    Sigs Trg, Tactics Trg incl Ex SECOND EMPIRE (Troop Attacks), PT, RMCC

    Week 21

    Ex URBAN WARRIOR 4 days incl Urban Trg, CIED Trg (MATT 9), Mine Awareness, Building/ Room Entry, Practical Battle Exercise


    Week 22

    Ex VIOLENT ENTRY (7 Days OBUA, FIBUA, Tp Attacks, COIN & Defence (Criteria Exercise), Sub-Surface Operations), Spot Maps

    Week 23

    VIKING TRG – 2 1/2 Days Tactics, Teach Delib Attack, Ambush, Vehicle Anti-Ambush and Vehicle Escape Underwater Training (VEUT), R&I Training

    (Long Weekend Leave)

    Week 24

    ASM/NLAW/60mm Mortar, Endurance & Tarzan Course Intro, 12 Mile Load Carry (Criteria), Military Knowledge test, Pistol Live Firing

    Week 25

    Ex SEA SENSE: Amphibious Training, Sea Safety Trg (EFSSC), GPMG, LFMT

    Week 26

    Field Firing FFX1 (Individual, Fire Team and Section Level Live Firing by Day and Night)

    Week 27

    Field Firing FFX2 (Section & Troop Level Field Firing by Day and Night)

    Commando Course

    To confirm a recruit is professionally prepared for service in an operational unit, is at a Commando level of fitness and has the requisite professional skil, determination, courage, unselfishness, and cheerfulness under adversity

    Week 28

    6 Mile Speed March (Re-runs Wed & Fri) Amphibious Training, Tarzan Assault and Endurance Cse Practice Runs, Drill, Lectures, RMCC, Realities of War Package

    Week 29/30

    Ex FIXED ROPES: Cliff Assault, Techniques, Water Obs, Tarzan Assault and Endurance Cse Inst, Ex FINAL THRUST (9 Days) Final Exercise conducted at Bodmin (BDA) and Dartmoor (DTA)

    Week 31

    Commando Tests, Drill, Admin, Insurance Brief, Vaccinations, Career Advice Lectures

    King's Squad Pass Out Week

    To Pass Out a Recruit for duty in a fitting manner

    Week 32

    Drill Practice, King’s Squad Pass Out Parade & Leaving Admin
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  7. titch1907

    titch1907 Member

    Sep 20, 2019
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    That's amazing thank you x
  8. Katmum

    Katmum Member

    Feb 20, 2019
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    This is brilliant info - helped while away many an evening doing the never ending scrapbook!
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