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Gaz the "Taff"

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Hey fellas, i done my PJFT today. I failed by T W O Flipping seconds. I asked the bloke what speed to put it on to get me under 10.00mins and he said 16.02 on the speed. It felt more hard going than what i have done at home (i can do it in 9.40 mins). So i stuck it out for 2 K before i was starting to sway back and forth on the machine and damn nearly passed out. I ran a 6 min mile and a bit. Pretty bloody fast for me! i burned myself out and farted everything up BIG TIME!

I used to be 20 stone and had trouble bending over to do laces,I lost nearly 9 stone to get where i am now. It has taken me 3 half years and i cant waste anymore time. I only have a part time job and cannot support myself without strain.
I train all day, everyday and fit enough to pass but now i have no more chances and the guys at the AFCO treated me as if i was wasting their time. So, i am being transfered to annother branch, the PWRR in the Army. Look at the positive, im still going to be a soldier and not some....doler or lay about in civvy street eh! a bit like Terry joining the Royal Engineers *text deleted*

THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT LADS, DONT WRAP YOUR TITS IN, GIVE IT SOME HAMMER AND DONT FART IT UP LIKE I DID. IM OFF TO JOIN THE "PONGOS" NOW, PEACE BROTHERS, AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES.

MARK, GAZ the "Taff"
 

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Hey fellas, i done my PJFT today. I failed by T W O Flipping seconds. I asked the bloke what speed to put it on to get me under 10.00mins and he said 16.02 on the speed. It felt more hard going than what i have done at home (i can do it in 9.40 mins). So i stuck it out for 2 K before i was starting to sway back and forth on the machine and damn nearly passed out. I ran a 6 min mile and a bit. Pretty bloody fast for me! i burned myself out and farted everything up BIG TIME!

I used to be 20 stone and had trouble bending over to do laces,I lost nearly 9 stone to get where i am now. It has taken me 3 half years and i cant waste anymore time. I only have a part time job and cannot support myself without strain.
I train all day, everyday and fit enough to pass but now i have no more chances and the guys at the AFCO treated me as if i was wasting their time. So, i am being transfered to annother branch, the PWRR in the Army. Look at the positive, im still going to be a soldier and not some....doler or lay about in civvy street eh! a bit like Terry joining the Royal Engineers *text deleted*

THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT LADS, DONT WRAP YOUR TITS IN, GIVE IT SOME HAMMER AND DONT FART IT UP LIKE I DID. IM OFF TO JOIN THE "PONGOS" NOW, PEACE BROTHERS, AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES.

MARK, GAZ the "Taff"


Gaz - I'm honestly sorry to hear that mate! Look back to where you started and how far you've come along, take pride in the fact that you gave yourself focus & trainned your ass of for something you believe in!
I wish you all the very best of luck mate in the new adventure your about to embark upon!

Shiloh.
 

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no gaz u have 3 chances by law!! I think correct. Meif im wrong??
 

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Gaz Unlucky mate,

If you want to transfer branches then fair enough and credit to you mate.

Whatever you do mate don't look on the Army as a step down, quite a few make that mistake. It's simply that the entry levels are a little easier to get your foot in the door. Their individual regiments have just as much pride as the Royal Marines have in theirs.

Keep your nose clean and you will get what you want out of it.

Remember to come back and let us know how you get on with the Army.

All the best

GW
 

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gaz dont give up! Stay and passthe bloody pjft! Come on msn aswell mate
 

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Yeah mate you have come along way man, if by law you have 3 chances then take it
 

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To come how far you have mate is class, well done! If you really *text deleted* be a royal, you can change that two seconds, considerin how much you have changed already, that extra step is nothing, if you can take the third chance and just don't want to because you feel like you don't have the motivation, look back at what you have achieved.

As said though, to join the Army isn't a step down, still serving etc and as you said at least your doing something with your life, not being a social leach like so many others.

Anyways fella, if your leaving, I wish you the very best of luck with whatever you do, and if your stayin... get off the internet and do somethin about those two bloody seconds!
 

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I thought you were allowed 3 attempts at the PJFT which the AFCO paid for ?
Any further attempts would be allowed as long as the candidate pays for it themselves ?

Is this the case Ninja ?

It seems a shame to give up on the RM at this stage mate as you have come so far.

Good luck for the future !

Rich.
 

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too be honest guys hes done brilliant to get where he has and i have all the respect in the world for people which have to work for things in life some people are just generally unlucky. think of it as a stepping stone you could do your service in the army and then change as you would be fitter good luck mate
 

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sorry to hear about your pjft, but good luck in the future *text deleted* whatever you do!
 

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Hey *text deleted* dont let them 2 secs beat you, just go back and give it a other go. The AFCO staff only see you when your there so thats not you life but a royal marine will be so get back and have a other try.

All the best in which ever way you go.

Luke (Chicogiz)
 

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I thought you were allowed 3 attempts at the PJFT which the AFCO paid for ?
Any further attempts would be allowed as long as the candidate pays for it themselves ?

Is this the case Ninja ?

Yep spot on, 3 goes & then rejected.

It's up to the individual & I know this sounds harsh, but if you don't do it first time it raises a question mark for potential Royal Marines. I've never heard of anyone failing PJFT twice & going on to pass PRMC - I'd be delighted if Taff or anyone else could prove me wrong, but the statistics speak for themselves and the number that have can probably be counted on one hand. The Corps is looking for people that refuse to give up, so it certainly isn't inconceivable.

Similarly if someone fails PRMC twice, the odds are they aren't going to pass in future either, but again strange things happen at sea. Apparently.

Either way, best of luck whichever way you choose.
 

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my cousin is a marine and he failed a commando test twice and passed on his 3 rd attempt
 

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my cousin is a marine and he failed a commando test twice and passed on his 3 rd attempt

Are you referring to him taking the PRMC 3 times before attending Recruit Training or re-taking one of the 4 Commando Tests at the end of the 32 weeks training?

If it was the former, then it demonstrates it can be done, but not often.

If it was the latter, it shows how difficult Commando training is & the single-minded determination required to pass.
 

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Good luck in the Army old chap. I'm looking at going down that route myself at the moment as an officer in the Light Dragoons.

Hi PAG, Just seen your post mate. Hope you dont mind me asknig but whats changed your mind from going for an RM officer comission to looking into army officer??

Shiloh
 

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The Royal Marines

PAG mate, everyone else isn't inferior, but remember this is a Royal Marines based website and consequently as far the majority of us are concerned the Royal Marines are some of the best soldiers in the world.

The Royal Marines basic training is 32 weeks long and is one of the most lengthy and arduous training courses in the western world. It has only the highest physical and mental demands, which is why the failure rate is so high. The same can't really be said for the army. If you fail the marines you can join the army, but you can't do the opposite. That's why they say 99.9% need NOT apply. Throughout training recruits are constantly assessed and tested to ensure they are making the grade required. The Commando Tests are the final test and if you can't pass these you're out.

Undoubtedly, quite often the Army do work in similar roles, such as in Afganistan and Iraq as this is the bread and butter stuff for all soldiers. However, if any particular military operations require a certain type of Elite soldier, then the Royal Marines will fall into that category. Elite status is given for a reason and is not just a word used without justification.


We all know Royal Marines are famed in all corners of the world and that fame is based upon acheivement for Military Honours, Specialist occupations, Bravery, toughness, high physical and hygene standards etc etc etc. The Corps has so many battle honours that they couldn't put them on a flag and consequently they were given the Globe.

The Royal Marines Commando is undoubtedly one of the most well trained and professional soldiers in the World. I'll reiterate that they are required to undergo what is recognised as one of the longest and most demanding infantry training regimes in the world. They pride themselves on their professionalism, teamwork and a desire to succeed.

Undoubtedly, they are "A BREED APART" and are in fact the World's best amphibious military force.


no disrespect mate, but that's how we see it.

Best Regards

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... but the Infantry training is around 28 weeks compared to the RMs 32.

Absolutely agree, Army Infantry training is currently 26 weeks at Catterick, 28 for Paras, having just checked with my Army colleagues.

(There is rumour in Army recruiting circles that Infantry training may reduce to 12 weeks but it is purely speculation & there's nothing official yet.)

I've just finshed reading Sniper One by Dan Mills & 3 Para by Patrick Bishop and certainly wouldn't deem to enter into a pee-ing contest about who is better. Nor would I go onto a Parachute Regiment website & proclaim the relative merits of the Royal Marines, come to think of it.

When all's said and done we're all supposed to be on the same side & act as one. Each organisation is rightly proud of their heritage & it is rather infrequently that you hear those serving feel the need to prove otherwise.
 

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Correct

You're absolutely spot on Ninja. They're not like football team's are they.


Mind you......, I think Chelsea are as good as Man UTD... *text deleted*.


All the best guys

Steve
 
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