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  1. Bigboots

    Bigboots Active Member

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    Coming to the end of my 3rd week before I go on leave for 3 weeks. I won't have the safety of the lumi tabs when I come back but atleast I won't be highlighted as the fresh meat on camp anymore. Any quezzies on my time in training so far then shoot.
     
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  2. Jaykay2343

    Jaykay2343 Royal Marines Commando

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    Well done for getting through foundation. That was hell on earth. How many people have left already?
     
  3. Cheezy hammy eggy

    Cheezy hammy eggy Valuable Contributor

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    Good effort shippers!
     
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  4. Nurse75

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    Well done.
     
  5. HEF_RM

    HEF_RM Valuable Contributor

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    Good effort so far bud!
     
  6. Wings

    Wings Venerated Contributor

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    Didnt realise you got summer leave. Wish we did in depot
     
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  7. Faugery

    Faugery Venerated Contributor

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    Congratulations on getting your first 3 weeks done!
     
  8. Bigboots

    Bigboots Active Member

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    Thankyou. No one has officially left however there is a lot of *text deleted* and sickness going round. Our troop started around 60 strong but there was only 40 today due to people either at sickbey or with chits. I'm guessing only around 40 will come back after summer leave but have to wait and see.
     
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  9. Nurse75

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    My nod is one of them sick.....just discharged today
     
  10. Bigboots

    Bigboots Active Member

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    It's rotten luck this early on
     
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  11. Ghost123

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    Discharged? Really? Sorry to hear!

    I would've thought you spend a week or two recovering and join the next troop?

    Considering some people spend over a year at CTC.
     
  12. TheRents

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    @Nurse75
    Hopefully you just mean discharged from hospital!
     
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  13. Nurse75

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    Yes sorry discharged from hospital.....
     
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  14. Cheezy hammy eggy

    Cheezy hammy eggy Valuable Contributor

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    Phew!
     
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  15. TheRents

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    Great news

    I have just seen the other thread.

    Hopefully he can mend during summer break.

    If he is worried about being back trooped or going into hunter following injury read this thread
    The King's Badge
     
  16. Johnny_Anonie

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    Didn’t you?

    When I was an NCO in Catters both Vimy and Helles went on summer leave

    That was a few years ago mind you
     
  17. MEfan19

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    A guy on my PRMC made out that foundation (first 10 weeks mainly) is a really terrible phase in training. Like intensely bad.

    Is it really that bad?

    And is there anything you'd recommend I start learning/practicing now to get ready for it?
     
  18. Jaykay2343

    Jaykay2343 Royal Marines Commando

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    I found it horrendous, but then some others coped better, and some worse. Getting up at 5am then being non stop for 20 hours a day (literally) some nights there was no sleep. 2 lads in my troop ended up in sickbay/hunter as there bodies just shut down on them.

    Practice ironing every item of clothing you have, put it into a nice organised pile. Stand back and admire that nice pile.

    Now get somebody to call you nasty names as loud as they can and get them to kick that pile of clothing all over your bedroom. Now re-iron that pile haha
     
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  19. Ninja_Stoker

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    Good effort @Bigboots. I'd encourage those in your troop to read the thread at the link below, seriously.

    Those commencing Recruit Training just before a block main leave period, particularly the younger recruits, are the most likely to hand in their chits just after returning from leave.

    Reason? Read-on: https://www.royalmarines.uk/threads/returning-from-leave-thinking-of-wrapping-dont.111661/

    In many respects, the Paras may well have a point ploughing-on with training as there is less chance of having time to reflect in the warm embrace of home-living, ditching your training routine and regretting joining upon return.
     
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  20. lenny22

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    This is exactly what happened to my son. The initial culture shock was hard but 3 weeks later he was on summer leave, next thing you know we get him back home . Guess what he is rejoining in October having regretted it ever since. He has also said it was too easy to leave. The team did refuse his chit initially but maybe they should have been harder on him. You know it’s a difficult one to call and they have to be careful. He got a letter several months later asking him to think about rejoining. So if there are people with Mummy’s boys out there make them consider the best time to start.
     
  21. Rob20

    Rob20 Royal Marines Commando Moderator

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    I didn't mind it to be fair. It's definitely the worst bit of training but in some ways you're probably at you're most enthusiastic because it's all new and you want to do well.

    Before starting I told myself that foundation would be the worst thing I could ever imagine, really psyched myself up for hell. In reality it was probably on par but I had prepared myself for it.

    But, everything is so basic in those early weeks it's easy to earn brownie points. For example first inspection, make sure everything is identical to the demo locker. Then brasso your brasses. I wasn't told to but it looks like you've gone that extra mile. In reality it's a 2 minute job. But when they say bulls*text deleted*t baffles brains, it really does!
     
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  22. Wings

    Wings Venerated Contributor

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    No only get Christmas leave the rest leave is the 2 weeks you get off 1 after week 10 1 after tac 3