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US Marines Put Together Winning Team
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[SIZE=-1]By Jim Hage and Matt McFarland The US Marines topped Britain's Royal Marines to win the Commanders Cup for the second straight year -- but for just the ...[/SIZE]


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Arrrgh!!

Oh well....2 out of 16, I suppose they've got to let them win sometimes. I'd like to see how the yanks would cope in battle order.
 

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When you look at the trained strength numbers in the USMC compared to the RM, you begin to understand the significance of the Royal Marines previous achievements.

The average US Marine is typically a "muscle bosun" - ie: a man mountain, but ex-US marines attempting PRMC often find the CV aspects difficult because their training is not orientated around running anywhere near as much as Royal Marines training. When all's said and done the USMC have a lot more helicopters to get them from A to B.
 
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They've probably groomed these runners for the marathon for some time. Like all their athletes, they've got the advantage of cutting edge science, performance enhancing drugs and a hell of a lot of money!

Bugger the marathon! The 30 miler is a tougher challenge!

As I've said time and time again, USMC training = 13 weeks. Commando training = 32 weeks.

They'll have asthmatics, women (no offence) and a bunch of other individuals who wouldn't even pass the medical for RMC.

I've seen with my own eyes, US Marines wont yomp anywhere they can ride.
 

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I personally cant wait to work aside the US marines they seem like a right larf, but yea we should have beaten them at running, but you know if it came to yomping the yanks would get left behind.
 

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2 out of 16, That's just not good. I'm sure they'll give them a jolly good British 'extra phys' next time, if not, we'll throw bloody tea in their eyes!
 

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Haha yeah.

I have noticed though the US Military guys tend to be a lot beefier, as in built, as well as fat. So that's why they would get proper slaughtered on the CV stuff...I hear their load carriage is really crap as well.

Do the Royal Marines have a reputation over in the US military though? As in nails. But like it's been said, the US can produce in volume, so can afford to make more mistakes *text deleted*.

Looking at the Sandhurst Competition every year, which is a competition various militaries, I'm not sure the US have ever won it. England most of the time, and a few to Canada.

2008 - Sandhurst Red
2007 - Royal Military College of Canada
2006 - Royal Military College of Canada
2005 - Royal Military College of Canada
2004 - Sandhurst Red
2003 - Sandhurst Blue
2002 - Sandhurst Red
2001 - Sandhurst Blue
2000 - Sandhurst 2
1999 - Sandhurst 1
1998 - Sandhurst 2
1997 - Sandhurst 1
1996 - Sandhurst 1
1995 - Sandhurst 1
1994 - Sandhurst 1
 

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us marine basic is 13.........but then they choose which path they would like to go down........usmc trainig time differs depending sometimes its longer than royal marine
 

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Looking at the Sandhurst Competition every year, which is a competition various militaries, I'm not sure the US have ever won it. England most of the time, and a few to Canada.

Not sure what the competition is or involves, but are the participants from just the British & Commonwealth Armies, or more widespread I wonder?
 
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