Discussion in 'Introductions & Welcome to the Royal Marines Site' started by Confusedindividual, Feb 13, 2017.
RAF reg? May as well join G4S. 5 miler of death gave me a good chuckle though!
FAC. Forward Air Control.
MFC. Mortar Fire Control.
NGFS. Navel Gunfire Support.
Not to mention directing ‘Long Range Snipers’. Artillery for those unsure!
Some Royal Marines having qualified in at least two if not all of the above and used ‘in theatre’.
Not all of them, to get into SFSG, Rocks have to do Pre para (RAF Regt P Coy) spend some time in II Squadron then they can go for SFSG
Really? I've been at SFSG and they had baby paras there on first draft out of the box.
Not too sure, my dads a rock and I asked him a while back and I think that's what he said. He shudders when he see's "That video"
So you guyshould separate all those into their own quals? In the us military it's either JTACS which is FAC only or you are a fisters which incorporates arty, mortars and navel. And only here at reg we get used as a jtac with out the actual quality.
I've heard that one of the short comings of the american military is that they are all extremely specialised. It works how it is now to my knowledge and if i ain't broken don't fix it.
I wouldnt put extremely specialized but yes we are suppose to be specialized in one job. We do get some integrated training but not that great. That's for reg army. Reg is more about being good at your job and knowing a little bit of everything else.
Does make me cringe when lads who have never served slag off regiments
Don't think anyone on this thread has been though.
The only thing that was slagged off was that video, which is a load of phiss.
The video is but for example raf reg may as well join g4s sounds like slagging off to me just saying
Meh, I don't want to de-rail this thread, issues should be brought to PM's is my feeling.
What did you have to do to become a Ranger? Like I hear theres a difference between Ranger school and Ranger battalions?
Not derailing was just a comment, no more needs to be said on it
I'll stand by what I said. Like said before if you disagree please PM me.
Fun fact - the man in "that video" was originally a para. He then transferred to the RAF Regiment
So if your infantry you go to basic immediately after basic you head on over to airborne (which is a joke) then when you pass you go to RASP (ranger assessment and selection program) which is 8 weeks then after that you get your tan beret and head over to 1st 2nd 3rd or rstb (ranger support battalion) once you get there they smoke the *text deleted* out of you or haze you until you got to Ranger school (leader ship school) the ranger tab does not make you a ranger its just a leaders course where you learn outdated tactics and starve and sleep sleep deprived. Pointless school. Anyone can pass the Cadre have to literally kick people out for anything to get numbers down. Its a school of luck and just going day to day. If you look up surviving the cut I believe they have shows on both.
So the US airborne don't have a arduous selection progress like the paras? Just regular infantry training then onto jumps a course?
Yes so anyone can do jump school just meet the army's minimum requirements.
Push ups 2 min:42
Sit ups 2 mins: I thinks like 50 somthing and 2 mi run: in like 15:50 I think. For males for females even easier. It's 3 weeks and extremely easy if you are anywhat fit. The US military uses it to look good and to get promotion points It does not mean your a elite soldier. Then rasp standards are
Push ups 2 mins: 57
Sit ups 2 mins: 66
2 mi run:14:24
5 mi run in under 40 mins.
Then a couple other things but it's best not to come near any of those standards.
Short story is no our basic airborne units are not anything special. The 173rd tho gets alot of the ranger reg kick outs so they tend to be a little better. (Ranger reg will kick alot of guys out all the time some for good reasons some for dumb reason or for the fact a higher up disliked you)
And Ranger school standards are
I don't exactly remember but it's %70 of the pt test chart. 49 pu 59 su I think and a 5 mi run in under 40 mins. Also a 12 mi ruck in under 3hrs (rasp standard to.) But ranger school will try to get 25 to 50 percent of the class gone by the pt test they will not count push ups or look away while your doing the event. It's kind of messed up but all the guys there are normally fit enough to make it.
So Range Tab = a shor/nothing too hard course
Ranger Regimen = The real 'ranger'?
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