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Layden23

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Question, while your in *text deleted* training are you given like weekend leaves to go visit family or something like that ? or is it only that one time at the very beginning where family comes to visit you and at the end ?
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Theres a famileys day at week 3 in training i think, depends on your training team, but theres a famileys day a few weeks in training and you get to finish the day early to have a long weekend.
You also get leave, easter summer and winter leave, but you can have all 3 because it depends on when you start rt. All leaves are 2 weeks to my knowledge.
 

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so u can leave like friday late afternoon and come back on the sundays ?
 

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ye thats right. That is on famileys day, you finish early afternoon like 3 oclock and come back on sunday at 6 probably. Not sure on times but its suming like that.
 

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Question, while your in *text deleted* training are you given like weekend leaves to go visit family or something like that ? or is it only that one time at the very beginning where family comes to visit you and at the end ?
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Weekends off in blue:

Week 1 Foundation
The Start, The realisation that there are two five o’clocks per day.
o Joining Routine
o Gym and Swimming Assessment
o Kit Issue
o Mathematics and English Tests
o Admin
o Drill and Physical Training

Location: Lympstone Commando Training Centre

Week 2 Foundation

First introduction to field conditions:
o Exercise First Step (Overnight in the field)
o Drill Physical Training
o Personal Admin
o Close Quarter Combat.

Location: Lympstone Commando Training Centre & Woodbury Common.

Week 3 Foundation
Tactics and weapons training:
o Weapon Training
o Drill
o Physical Training
o Families Day
Location: Lympstone Commando Training Centre
Long Weekend Leave

Week 4 Individual Skills
More tests:
o Weapon Training
o Physical Training & Swim
o Drill & Corps History
o Exercise Early Knight (First armed field exercise at night)
Location: Lympstone Commando Training Centre

Week 5 Individual Skills

Camp and field week:
o Weapon Training (including Weapon Handling Tests)
o Physical Training & Runs
o Map Reading
o Exercise Quick Cover (3 day exercise including Basic Fieldcraft and Close Quarter Battle)
Location: Lympstone Commando Training Centre & Woodbury Common.

Week 6 Individual Skills

The recruits' basic shooting skills are perfected:
o First Aid
o Rifle Shoot
o Physical Training
o Map Reading
Location: Lympstone Commando Training Centre & 40 Cdo

Week 7 Individual Skills

A week in the field introducing more basic infantry skills:
o Exercise Marshall Star (3 1/2 Day Exercise) covers Basic Fieldcraft & Soldiering Skills (including Obstacle Crossing)
o Close Quarter Combat
Location: Woodbury Common.

Week 8 Individual Skills

Introduction to Survival Training:
o Drill
o Physical Training
o Map Reading
o First Aid and Survival Training

Location; CTC & Stallcombe Wood

Week 9 Individual Skills

Weapons training, and an introduction to education qualifications:

o Drill
o Physical Training & Gym pass out.
o Map reading
o First Aid Exam
o Light Support Weapon (LSW) Training and Shoot.
o NVQ & Key Skills start
Location; CTC

Week 10 Individual Skills

Navigation and survival training:
o Exercise Hunter's Moon (4 day exercise) Fieldcraft
o Navigation Training,
o Map Reading
o Survival Exercise
Location; Dartmoor & Gileigh
Long Weekend Leave

Week 11 Advanced Skills

Recruits must pass the next two weeks to continue their training:
o Live Firing: Rifle elementary application to Annual Personal Weapons Test (Combat Infantryman) (also Computer Simulations Shoots)
Location; Straight Point Range

Week 12 Advanced Skills

Shooting training is crucial if recruits are to pass on to continue their training:
o Light Support Weapon Auto Shoot: LSW Annual Personal Weapons Assessment (Moving Targets/Night Sights)
Location; Straight Point Range

Week 13 Advanced Skills

Communication and CBRN training start this week:
o Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Training
o Comms Training Starts
o Grenade throwing
o Helicopter & Underwater Escape Drills
Location; Woodbury Common, RNAS Yeovilton

Week 14 Advanced Skills

Time to perfect navigation and field skills ready for Exercise Baptist Run next week:
o CBRN
o Radios
o Exercise Running Man (3 day exercise) mainly Navigation Training (Yomping)
o Fit Lovats & Blues Uniforms
Location; CTC & Woodbury Common

Week 15 Advanced Skills

A major exercise this week tests all the core military skills required of a Royal Marine. All recruits must successfully complete this exercise to continue training:
o Individual Skills Revision
o Exercise Baptist Run (2 day field test exercise)-to test all skills taught in phase 1- includes stalking, kit inspections, map reading, CBRN and signal tests.
o First drill inspection, arms drill pass out and phase 1 pass out parade
Location; CTC & Woodbury Common
Long Weekend Leave

Week 16 Operations of War module

Training picks up intensity, with an emphasis on perfecting Infantry skills:
o VHF radio procedure training
o Battle physical training
o 51mm mortar training
o Tactics package starts
o Battlefield tour
Location; CTC & France

Week 17 Operations of War module

Soldiering skills and tactical training are honed and perfected:
o Exercise First Base Tactical field patrols race
o Observation posts and harbour drills
Location; Perridge Estate

Week 18 Operations of War module

Patrol and tactical understanding is perfected:
o Exercise Second Empire section and troop level attacks
o Troop fighting patrols and ambushes
Location: Woodbury Common

Week 19 Operations of War module

A combination of weapon and adventure training:
o General purpose machine gun (GPMG) training
o R & I/ Adventure training
o Battle physical training
Location; CTC & Cornwall

Week 20 Operations of War module

The multi-terrain vehicle (the Viking) is introduced to recruits, and tactical training is completed:
o Exercise Viking Warrior (Troop level patrolling exercise)
o Including Viking training package
Location: Bovington Camp & training areas.

Week 21 Operations of War module

This week includes weapons training and battlefield tactics lectures:
o Battle physical training
o General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) training
o Defence lectures and CBRN
Location; CTC

Week 22 Operations of War module

More patrolling skills are taught, as well as fighting in woods and forests (FIWAF):
o Battle Physical training pass out
o Operating in Built-up Areas and Close Quarter Battle Skills Including patrolling
o FIWAF
o Dig & defence
o CBRN
Location; Sennybridge

Week 23 Operations of War module

Operations in Built-up Areas and Close Quarter Battle Skills (OBUA AND CQB) is taught and practiced:
o Operations in Built-up Areas and Close Quarter Battle Skills (OBUA AND CQB) exercise
Location; Sennybridge
Long weekend Leave

Week 24 Operations of War module

More weaponry training, and an Endurance Course acquaint:
o Minimi light machine gun (LGM) training,
o Endurance course acquaint,
o Key skills period ends
Location: CTC

Week 25 Operations of War module

Amphibious training:
o 12 mile load carry
o Amphibious training
o Minimi LMG firing (AWA)
o Sea safety training
o Visit RM museum
Location; Poole Areas & Portsmouth

Week 26 Commando Course

Climbing and mountain skills are practiced and the Final exercise begins:
o 6 Mile speed march,
o Cliff assault & rope techniques,
o Water obstacle crossing,
o Tarzan assault course acquaint
o Final Exercise starts
Location; CTC, Foggin Tor, SW England

Week 27 Commando Course

Final Exercise is designed to prove a high standard of professional skills and tactical understanding and recruits must successfully complete this in order to continue training:
o Final Exercise ends
o Specialisations brief
Location: SW England, CTC
Long Weekend Leave

Week 28 Commando Course

Training and an intensive physical workout on the Tarzan Assault Course
o European computer driving licence (ECDL) computing
o Tarzan Assault and Endurance course run-throughs
o Drill
Location; CTC, Woodbury Common, Bicton college

Week 29 Commando Course

Live fire tactical training:
o Field Firing Exercise 1 (Individual and Fire team level Live Firing)
Location; Dartmoor

Week 30 Commando Course

o Field Firing Exercise 2 (Section & Troop level Field Firing)
o Endurance course pass out
Location; Dartmoor, Woodbury Common, CTC

Week 31 Commando Course

This is the Commando test week where all the core criteria to becoming a Royal Marine Commando are tested:
o Commando Tests (9 mile speed march, Tarzan & assault course, 30 miler, Endurance course)
o ECDL Computing
o Drill
Location; CTC, Woodbury Common, Dartmoor & Bicton College

Week 32 Kings Squad Pass Out Week

In this final week of training, recruits celebrate their transition to Royal Marine Commandos:
o King's Squad Pass Out Parade
o Leaving admin
Location; CTC.
 

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There you go mate, the whole shabang.
 

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not exactly a "long weekend" is it if u leave on friday and are expected back by sunday *text deleted*
 

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but then on top of them dont forget you get the two weeks off or something i think.. easter, christmas and some time in summer i think.
 

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ohhh really ? i see god it almost makes it fun *text deleted*
when are these then, *text deleted* i live in germany and our hols always start at random times compared to yours hehe
cheers for the info lads
 

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Ninja,

I was also under the impression of having a long weekend leave at the end of week 3, however I was told this may not be the case anymore by naval staff at my AFCO.

Im assuming they are wrong?

cheers once again.
 
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yea you do, families day then you go home with them, so unless there has been a change in the last 2 weeks they are wrong it seems....but my mate in week 21 said its not a good idea to go home after 3 weeks because it just messes your head up, so im not going to. but yea as i said im pretty certain you can.
 

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but these easter, winter and summer vacations are not during the 32 weeks are...can't be :S
sry a little confused *text deleted*
 
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yea whichever ones your there for, so say you get up to week 12 and its summer, you will have 3 weeks of for summer then come back and start week 13.....

and the 22 days is you annual holiday as a marine, so you dont get that during trainning obviously.
 

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32 weeks is time spent at training. Doesnt take into account the holidays ;)

If your hitting all 3 holidays you're in training for a total of nearly 10 months, crazy stuff:wacko:
 

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ah right cheers lads
jst needed the info to know when i cud come back home since i'm oversea's applicant
ta very much
 

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With regards to going home during training, if you live overseas or up in Scotland, chances are that you'll not go home until a seasonal leave period i.e. summer, easter etc. It's just not really worth it timewise, and, you'll probably be more interested in going ashore with your oppos and getting *text deleted**text deleted*ers.

With regards to weekends off, until week 15 you'll have a curfew which starts at about 2000, and eventually extends to midnight. After week 15 you'll have your blue pass which allows you to leave on Friday/Saturday after work and stay away until curfew on Sunday.

If there's anything else you want to know about training lads, fire away and i'll try to answer as best i can. You could say that I've experienced almost as much of the CTC experience as you can. I was a re-joiner, did 28 weeks training with my original troop, 12 weeks in hunter coy, passed out as a diamond, did the non-vocational driving course at Leconfield and am now up at 45. If I can't answer a training related question, I'll probably be able to find out.
 

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"pass out as a diamond"

Never heard that said before, could you clarify please mate? :laugh:
 

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With regards to weekends off, until week 15 you'll have a curfew which starts at about 2000, and eventually extends to midnight. After week 15 you'll have your blue pass which allows you to leave on Friday/Saturday after work and stay away until curfew on Sunday.
What happens if you miss the curfew? :tongue:
 

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When you move into the tactical phase of training, recruits who show leadership potential may be made up to section commanders, and will wear a small white tape on their rank slide to signify this. When you move into the commando phase, these section commanders may be made up to 'diamonds' if they are worthy of it, and thus were a diamond on their rank slide instead of the white tape. After passing the Commando Tests, these diamonds may be selected to attend the King's Badge Board, thus giving them the opportunity to be awarded the King's Badge signifying the best all round recruit of a particular troop.
 
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