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Hello all I am just wondering what does it take to be a sniper for the RM
 

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Advice from a non-Royal:

1. Complete Recruit Training (obviously).
2. Be totally on top of all your professional 'green' skills.

Nothing wrong with aspirations. Best of luck.
 

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PLATOON WEAPONS INSTRUCTOR (PW)

Role: To provide specific expertise and training on Platoon weapon systems and small arms, including range safety, weapon handling, marksmanship and the delivery of soldiering skills and tactics to recruits and trained marines.

Training PW3 (Machine Gunner) The PW3(MG) is a highly skilled operator of the General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) in all its roles. The intensive 3 week course is held at CTCRM and consists of an 8 mile load carry, weapon handling, GPMG(SF), tactics of machine gun employment, live firing, a tactical exercise and firing from a mobile platform.

Upon qualifying, a PW3(MG) will predominately work within 3 Cdo Bde, as a member of a gun team. He will be expected to carry full GPMG(SF) kit with all the associated ammunition, move tactically across rough terrain, setting up a fire support position and enable intimate fire support to the close combat troops on the ground.

A PW3(MG): is a skilled, versatile machine gunner who can operate the weapon system in a variety of roles including from helicopters, vehicles and boats.

PW3 (Sniper): A Royal Marines Sniper offers an invaluable find, fix and strike asset to 3 Cdo Bde. The PW3(S) course is 13 weeks in duration and each student is expected to demonstrate an exceptional standard of observation, marksmanship and field-craft skills. Each individual that volunteers for a PW3(S) Course must pass a 5 day selection.

Snipers are employed primarily in small self-sustainable teams within Cdo Units but are also embedded in the 3 Cdo Bde Surveillance and Recognisance Squadron. Snipers provide long range precision fire onto key priority targets, disrupting enemy command and control by day and night, in all weather conditions and in all phases of conflict.

Additionally PW3(S) are employed as Maritime Snipers in support of boarding operations and counter terrorism/counter-narcotics operations around the globe.

PW2: 16 weeks course – this includes 8-week RMSAA followed by 8-week PW2 Course. The PW2 Course qualifies ranks as a GPMG(SF) Gun Line Commander and Close Quarter Battle Instructor.

PW1: 11 weeks course.

Pre-requisites PW3 (Sniper) only – Sniper selection
Qualifications PW2 - Level 3 Diploma in Defence Range Safety.
Gained PW1 - Level 4 Diploma in Defence Range Safety.
Level 5 BTEC Management Studies.

RN|RM|Platoon Weapons Instruction (for Cpl (OR4) sideways transfer only).

Interestingly, other services undertaking the PW3 course automatically become "instructors". Royal Marines are not instructors until they complete PW2.
@Ninja_Stoker I know that this post is a bit old but can u give me detailed information on what the Mountain Leader specialisation is like and what are there roles??
 

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@Ninja_Stoker I know that this post is a bit old but can u give me detailed information on what the Mountain Leader specialisation is like and what are there roles??

They lead people up mountains.

And when they aren’t, they are physing people until their eyeballs bleed for wearing a jumper under their jacket.
 

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@Ninja_Stoker I know that this post is a bit old but can u give me detailed information on what the Mountain Leader specialisation is like and what are there roles??

From my experience, unless you're in SRS you'll get pulled all over the gaff to support Mountain Training packages and most definitely Norway. Be prepared to spend alot of time in Norway.

Personally, if you want to put yourself through something as hard as that, just go on Selection. Atleast you'll get Ops at the end of it as opposed to another bunch of Novices to take through. Just my opinion
 

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From my experience, unless you're in SRS you'll get pulled all over the gaff to support Mountain Training packages and most definitely Norway. Be prepared to spend alot of time in Norway.

Personally, if you want to put yourself through something as hard as that, just go on Selection. Atleast you'll get Ops at the end of it as opposed to another bunch of Novices to take through. Just my opinion
How do you get into SRS if you don't mind me asking? And also i won't mind spending sometime in Norway
 

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How do you get into SRS if you don't mind me asking? And also i won't mind spending sometime in Norway

Wait til you're skiing up a mountain pulling a pulk freezing your nads off in - 25 because somebody keeps stacking it infront of you -nailbiting-.

To be honest I'm not 100%, but I think its just a draft you put in for. Not sure if there is additional selection for SRS. I've not heard of anything like that
 

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