Specialisations cont.

CommandoJ

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what for general commandos not officers would be the best transferable SET of skills through specialisations into civvie life?

IOW what specialisations can be transferred?

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It's common sense mate.

Just take a look at the specialisations and you'll probably get an idea. Obviously someone who is a driver is more likely to find it easier to get a job when they return to civvy street than someone who specialised in heavy weapons.

I don't think it's really worth thinking about at the moment though, you should focus all your efforts into getting fit enough to pass PRMC and make it through RT.

From what I've seen it's very unlikely you'll care at all what you specialise in when it comes to the end of RT training, you'll just be hoping you make it through!
 

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on this subject...while the q and a session was on the rm website..

the guy said you can specialise straight away once you get to your unit...although most dont like to as they want experience first...and this was echoed by my mate at 42 commando...he specialied straight away as a medic.


this pleased me greatly being 27 yrs old....by the time im passed and done two year in rifle platoon ill be 30
 

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Cant believe nobody has said aircrewman yet :*text deleted*:

I wouldnt mind doing that,or Military Police.But to be honest after all the combat training during the course im sure I would want to do my bit as a general duties marine first :wink:
 

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Globe-Trotter said:
Cant believe nobody has said aircrewman yet :*text deleted*:

I wouldnt mind doing that,or Military Police.But to be honest after all the combat training during the course im sure I would want to do my bit as a general duties marine first :wink:
I remember our training team asking about what guys wanted after RT, one guy said "Aircrew" at which point all 4 of the training team burst out laughing. The recruit looked puzzled, he asked what was up with that? at which point one of the training team said "British Helicopters have a nasty habit of dropping out of the sky".

I got the feeling they'd rather yomp sometimes. Mind you those new Merlins look fantastic, although a couple have come down.

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In a similar vein RN Aircrewmen are often referred to as "Dope on a rope", not sure why.

It's a fairly small branch & the one's I've spoken to, once they've told the pilot where to park, taken their RayBans off & checked all the mirrors are 'fit for purpose' in the vicinity, seem OK. :*text deleted*:
 

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There's to many places to remember, half the time I can't even remember where I live!
 

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GreyWing said:
Globe-Trotter said:
Cant believe nobody has said aircrewman yet :*text deleted*:

I wouldnt mind doing that,or Military Police.But to be honest after all the combat training during the course im sure I would want to do my bit as a general duties marine first :wink:
the training team said "British Helicopters have a nasty habit of dropping out of the sky".

I got the feeling they'd rather yomp sometimes. Mind you those new Merlins look fantastic, although a couple have come down.

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GW
Puma went down the the other day in Iraq :cry:

I think its probably better to make a decision about any specialisation once you have been in a while,i mean,at least then you get to see them in action and can say "I wouldnt mind doing that" instead of just seeing it written down on paper
 

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I think the lads that were killed in the Puma crash :cry: , were SAS as far as I know, but you can't really trust what British media say
 
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