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rogue royal

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Hey lads as the title says i'm a serving marine and if you have any questions regarding training and life in the corps after passing out please ask away. please bare with me as i work during the day so i will answer any questions you have asap.

train hard and live the dream!

cheers rogue.

hope this is ok with the mediators?
 

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phys is every morning when in a fighting company but all depends on what you have coming up or your training programe for said week, and also depends on what job if not in a fighting company.

hope this helps.
 

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Hiya Rogue,

We're well chuffed serving Royals are coming onto the site to offer advice quite frankly.

As you're aware I'm OK advising people on how to join but obviously my "in service" knowledge beyond training is rather scant & I usually have to rely on the RM's on loan to the AFCO or ring CTC to ask. All contributions with regard advice gratefully received!

Likewise if you see any glaring errors, feel free to put us right so as we can correct any mistakes.
 

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good to have you on board mate

will be good to get some first hand knowledge
 

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once you have passed out of training what is the phys like in general. how much are you expected to do and how long a run would you go on?
whats it like passing out of training and going into your new commando unit for the first time? is everyone friendly and nice to you? or do you have to go through a sort of un-official initiation first?
 

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Rogue Royal,

*text deleted* got a bit of a problem......

The mrs dont love me no more, my mother never loved me, my mates dont love me, my cat dont love me, my car dont even love me.

Will the Royal Marines Love Me?

Ha ha ha

Stacka

P.S. And i got a spot on one of my bollocks, how do i cure that
 

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Ok *text deleted**text deleted*ing about aside.

Good job chap, thanks for the advice
 

rogue royal

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once you have passed out of training what is the phys like in general. how much are you expected to do and how long a run would you go on?
whats it like passing out of training and going into your new commando unit for the first time? is everyone friendly and nice to you? or do you have to go through a sort of un-official initiation first?
ZZ thanks for the question,
phys is taken on a daily basis run by your own troop that you join, it can consist of a 5-10 mile run probably no shorter or you could do a circuit in or around your camp's vecinity. depending on what you have coming up i.e bft or cft your phys will be structured around this.

Joining your first cdo unit is just like joining rt training i.e meeting loads of lads again, its quite a bizzar time as you are joining a troop of lads that may have been working together for months or poss a year or two but there are new marines coming and going all the time. if you keep your head down and show everything that you have been tought in training, you cant go far wrong you will quickly settle in as you will be working with lads that you will spend most of your days and months with while away on deployment.
bullying has no part in service life and is frowned uppon very seriously so please take this on board.

hope this helps and good luck.

Rogue.
 

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once you have passed out of training what is the phys like in general. how much are you expected to do and how long a run would you go on?
whats it like passing out of training and going into your new commando unit for the first time? is everyone friendly and nice to you? or do you have to go through a sort of un-official initiation first?
ZZ thanks for the question,
phys is taken on a daily basis run by your own troop that you join, it can consist of a 5-10 mile run probably no shorter or you could do a circuit in or around your camp's vecinity. depending on what you have coming up i.e bft or cft your phys will be structured around this.

Joining your first cdo unit is just like joining rt training i.e meeting loads of lads again, its quite a bizzar time as you are joining a troop of lads that may have been working together for months or poss a year or two but there are new marines coming and going all the time. if you keep your head down and show everything that you have been tought in training, you cant go far wrong you will quickly settle in as you will be working with lads that you will spend most of your days and months with while away on deployment.
bullying has no part in service life and is frowned uppon very seriously so please take this on board.

hope this helps and good luck.

Rogue.
 

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i have sent you a Private message rogue.

look forward to your reply.

Jewell
 

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Hi Rogue,

Thanks for giving us your time, very appreciated..
I would like to ask about discipline. When you've passed out do you get treated any differently by your superiors?
It seems to me that during training they seem to be harsh on purpose as if to prepare you for life in the corps..
I wondered if this calms off when you are a marine or is it still business as usual?

Can I just add that I saw a programme recently on the mountain leader course, and they still seemed pretty harsh but with a sort of respect built in?!?

Any comments would be appreciated..

Many Thanks.
 

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Hi Rogue,

Thanks for giving us your time, very appreciated..
I would like to ask about discipline. When you've passed out do you get treated any differently by your superiors?
It seems to me that during training they seem to be harsh on purpose as if to prepare you for life in the corps..
I wondered if this calms off when you are a marine or is it still business as usual?
Can I just add that I saw a programme recently on the mountain leader course, and they still seemed pretty harsh but with a sort of respect built in?!?

Any comments would be appreciated..

Many Thanks.
From what I've been told all superiors treat you normally as long as you are willing to learn and listen carefully, if you don't do both of these they tend to shout and ball like your RT training team but it's for a reason, if they want something done they expect it to be done, no questions asked, no time wased! As for the Mountain Leader course, it's possibly the hardest specialisation to get into and pass so they are going to shout and ball because they expect only the highest standards from you, of which you should never produce less that the most you can give!

I hope that answers your question.
 

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yeah thanks for that, although I was asking rogue as he is a serving royal marine and one of the very few on here who actually knows...

Surely it wouldnt do if they consistantly treated you like a piece of garbage even after passing out!...Even when you snap to it...And do your best etc...

The mountain leader course showed moments when the bollocking was given with a half smile from the CO...?
 

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yeah thanks for that, although I was asking rogue as he is a serving royal marine and one of the very few on here who actually knows...

Surely it wouldnt do if they consistantly treated you like a piece of garbage even after passing out!...Even when you snap to it...And do your best etc...

The mountain leader course showed moments when the bollocking was given with a half smile from the CO...?
I'm was only telling you what a Sergeant who is a very good friend of mine and currently serving told me on MSN the moment I asked, the information is not directly from me but a current serving Royal Marine!
 

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Hi Rogue.
Just wondering whether at the end of your training you got to choose which unit you went into?
 

rogue royal

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Hi Rogue.
Just wondering whether at the end of your training you got to choose which unit you went into?
You can apply to which unit you would like to go to but it all depends on what unit is doing what and the manning levels.

as i said the manning levels will prob dictate to where you are sent.

hope this helps.

Rogue.
 

rogue royal

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Hi Rogue,

Thanks for giving us your time, very appreciated..
I would like to ask about discipline. When you've passed out do you get treated any differently by your superiors?
It seems to me that during training they seem to be harsh on purpose as if to prepare you for life in the corps..
I wondered if this calms off when you are a marine or is it still business as usual?

Can I just add that I saw a programme recently on the mountain leader course, and they still seemed pretty harsh but with a sort of respect built in?!?

Any comments would be appreciated..

Many Thanks.
well from my experience after passing out and joining my first unit life is a little more relaxed, discipline wise. you are expected to conduct yourelf in the right manner and bring to the plate what you have been tought in training, if you mess up then you will have somebody have a word in your shell like but also if you mess up as a troop you will be disciplined accordingly. my advice is to keep your head down and when you do find yourself in a situation just take it on the chin what ever discipline you get dished out.

cheers Rogue.
 
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