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So I'm thinking of re-applying

Discussion in 'Training Plans and Diet Suggestions' started by josh89, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. josh89

    josh89 New Member

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    Evening girls and boys, just something to start a thread off. I'm 30, partner and son, wanting to re-apply. Wheres everyone at in the process?? Age and family situation?
     
  2. Harry McRunFast

    Harry McRunFast Member

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    Passed interview.

    Mid 20s.

    Childless.

    Dating life... streamlined.
     
  3. Figgers

    Figgers New Member

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    Prmc 18th feb
    Mid 20’s
    No kids or mrs.

    I’m also a rejoin, I left when I was 23 (I think) 26 now.
     
  4. josh89

    josh89 New Member

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    Mind me asking your reasons for leaving the first time round? I guess it is true what they say though, leave during training and you will be back in a year or two haha
     
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  5. Johnny_Anonie

    Johnny_Anonie Moderator

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    Perspective.

    Do what is right for you. How long where you in for before? Are you aware of the various rejoining schemes/bounties and the fact UKSF (R) recruit those who have previously served?

    This grass isn’t always greener philosophy is a cliché - I left and I never looked back. If you look hard enough there are good and bad aspects with every job.

    Every effort should be made to retain our commandos but where that cannot be achieved, it is better to see a bloke move to another cap-badge, Service (i.e. RN/ RAF) and/or the Reserve rather than Jack it in. So don’t knee jerk and bang a chit in this time.

    So if you CAN re-join, try to enjoy it and remember that bad stuff happens no matter where you are and what job you do - it is what you make it after all.
     
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  6. Decapitari_G

    Decapitari_G Member

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    Full-time desk job, standard pay, no job satisfaction
    Re-joiner - PRMC scheduled in for Feb at some point.
     
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  7. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    What stage did you get to last time?

    Are you aware of RMR?
     
  8. josh89

    josh89 New Member

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    Got to pjft but due to my son having operation and still having a little bit of debt I thought it best to withdraw, but now got the feeling back and I will regret it if I don't peruse my dream again. Debt free now and sons is all fixed up, have to start from scratch though as psychometric test is invalid now and medical is invalid. Training steady for now as need to loose a little bit of weight. Royal marine reserves??
     
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  9. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    Fair one. Glad to hear it all worked out, and good to see you still chasing it.

    As an older bloke with family, depending on your employment status, you could consider Royal Marine Reserves.

    But it depends on what you want in life. It’s achievable at 30. And you can get married quarters in the Regulars.

    Unless you are in full time education, own your own business or in a decent high up, well paid employment. I would consider the Regulars over RMR.
     
  10. Figgers

    Figgers New Member

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    I don’t mind at all mate. Long story short, I got huntered with a shoulder injury for 3 months, then I got back into a troop and after a week I was back in hunter with an ankle injury and it just mentally destroyed me. About 3 months into that stint I put my chit in.

    You’re absolutely right though, I know so many lads who have gone back.
     
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  11. Figgers

    Figgers New Member

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    prmc in feb? Mines 18th feb so could be on the same one!
     
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  12. Decapitari_G

    Decapitari_G Member

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    Yep same one. Mines 18 too.
     
  13. Figgers

    Figgers New Member

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    Ive sent you a private message mate