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US army ranger transfer

Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcome to the Royal Marines Site' started by Confusedindividual, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. JWJ

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    Their scoff is generally above average if you ask me too, having eaten at a few RN and Army establishments, I've always found it easier to digest at a RAF base, same goes for accomodation - Single room with a little ensuite toilet and sink at quite a few bases as standard
     
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    What would the 3 top choices for training and quality for the british side?
     
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    Do RM have JTACS or I think you cask them FAC
     
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    I'd definitely say the RN (and thus the Royal Marines) seem to offer a better quality of life than the Army, and the training the Marines receive is arguably one of the longest basic training courses in NATO (32 Weeks for Other Ranks)

    Next to the Marines would be the Paras in terms of training, and I'm not in a position to say which is harder or better than the other so I won't even attempt to, but they do different roles.

    If I then didn't get into either, I'd go for one of the 'better' line regiments i.e the PWRR.

    And I don't think RMs have JTACs though I may well be mistaken as the Army and RAF do have them, so it would make sense if the RMs did additionally.
     
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    Yeah I can't find to much on the paras training and stuff it's mainly p company and some training with the 82nd (82nd is a joke) our airborne is a joke. It's made to get as many people as possible qualified but the American airborne community think they are the *text deleted*. Like I've alreadysaid American army is quantity over quality.
     
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    You mean try to get away with shooting their own body armour, claiming it was due to enemy contact and hoping to pass it off as a battle honour?
     
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    Is that the one in the Mastiff or another incidient? I saw one L/CPL trying to show this trick with a Glock, where he cocked the mechanism without loading a round into the chamber, he did it inside a Mastiff, pointed it at his buddy, pulled the trigger and out popped a round.. Luckily wearing Osprey.
     
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    I've noticed you guys do jtac system weird. We have guys in the AF which has that as his primary skill set. And ranger fisters get it along with sof units but that's it.
     
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    But quantity over quality can be an effective military model although few will admit it. My personal experience in the late 1970s on exercise in the USA with the 'All American' 82nd impressed upon me how massive that division was compared to anything in the UK.
     
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    Yeah they are the largest unit in America I believe. But they are worthless if they don't use size which is starting to be the way militaties are moving.
     
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    But atleast you guys have that capability if it comes to it, instead of being stuck with small (at mos medium) sized units
     
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    To put the tier system to bed: there isn't one.

    There's: UKSF (SAS/SBS/SRR) under DSF and there's: everybody else.

    You have specialised units / Ops such as SFSG and Op Samson that fill a niche but we relegated the tier system years ago as it's an 'Americanism'.
     
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    I love it "Americanism" the tier system is a complete joke tho. Have anyone witnessed the capability of 1st paras I can't find anything really from the little I read they are trying to make them the british version of rangers?
     
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    1PARA Form part of SFSG with RM and a handful of RAF Regt.

    Paras provide the SMEs for air insertion, RM amphib, mountain & arctic, RAF Regt force protection & establishing air fields ad hoc etc...
     
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    So RAF has has guys qualified as combat controllers?
     
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    Yeah. There's an element of cross-over and every branch of the military has FOOs and FACs but AIR and force protection of air assets really is their main effort.
     
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    I believe I'm right in saying that 30 Commando IX have a TACP, if someone could confirm that would be great!
     
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    So when you guys go on target or do training missions you don't have a jtac with you?
     
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    They did have it good in Top Gun!