What if?

H00L3Y D4N

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i know its in the back of your minds somewhere but...what if you dont get in? what are you going to do? (apart from cry) :shock: remember to have a back up plan people!
 

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A very good question!

Top tip, before you do anything, if you fail to achieve becoming a Royal Marines Commando, having passed the Recruiting Test, Interview, & Medical - speak to your careers adviser at your AFCO- there may be other jobs within the service available to you.

If you fail any of the aforementioned, there may not be.
 

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I would probably move into some other part of the army/navy before trying for the marines again later.

However, that's not going to happen. Failure is not an option.
 

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Mackie said:
I would probably move into some other part of the army/navy before trying for the marines again later.
It's a bit of a difficult one to transfer "in service" from the Army into the Royal Marines. The RM will accept you, however the Army frequently advise the soldier that it is not possible - it is, but for obvious reasons the Army are loathe to lose a good man & often the individual has to submit his notice & re-apply to join the Royal Marines. The problem here is that the individual may leave the Army then fail PRMC & be out of a job.

To transfer "in service" from the RN to the RM can also be problematical, once you have actually joined as you actually sign-on a statement which states:

Quote said:

Form S3049 RN
Revised DNR Sept 06

Part 5 - Declaration by Candidate Continued

I certify that:

a) The Careers Adviser has informed me of the various branches and specialisations that I can enter and that once I have entered there is no possibility of changing my mind and try to transfer to a different branch. However, I understand that the service may transfer me to any branch that assumes the functions of the branch which I first entered. I am content with my branch of choice and have chosen to enter as:

ROYAL MARINE

b) The terms and conditions of service in this rank have been explained to me and I understand them. I have not been persuaded to join by any other offer

Candidate’s Signature Date

Signature Witness 1 Rank

Print Name

Signature Witness 2 Rank

Print Name

Part 6 – Final Approval to Serve in the Royal Navy

6.1 I am satisfied that this candidate meets the requirements for entry into the Royal Navy

Signature Rank Date

Print Name
In order to transfer from the RN to the RM, after joining, unless the branch you are serving in has a surplus of manpower & the Branch Manager grants manning clearance, you would have to leave & re-apply. Some people HAVE transferred in service, but the majority are unable to.

My advice for anyone in this situation is to try and at least gain permission to undergo a Personnel selection Officer's interview and at least undergo a PRMC whilst still serving- at least then you should be able to join the Corps after you leave, providing you are not discharged on medical or disciplinary grounds. (ie; DON'T burn your bridges!)

The moral to the story is that you can change your mind as much as you want before you join, but afterwards, in most cases you have to leave to re-apply in a different trade.
 
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