Why are YOU joining?

RAY_GRYLLS

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Hi lads.

Why is it your joining the royal marines? I often get asked this question!

Is it to be part of the best/elite?

Is it so you can can say you are a MARINE when down the pub?

Is it because academically you have not done great so you feel there are not alot of options out there/ tough climate to get a job in civie street?

Or is it so you can travel the world, see things that "normal" people would never?


I am just interested to know the different reason that people have for joining, not all people will be truthful into why they are, but this is a question i am sure you are faced with!

Appologise if this has allready been talked about as i am sure someone will churp up and tell me so.. :fly:

Thanks lads,

RAY_GRYLLS
 

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Hi lads.

Why is it your joining the royal marines? I often get asked this question!

Is it to be part of the best/elite?

Is it so you can can say you are a MARINE when down the pub?

Is it because academically you have not done great so you feel there are not alot of options out there/ tough climate to get a job in civie street?

Or is it so you can travel the world, see things that "normal" people would never?


I am just interested to know the different reason that people have for joining, not all people will be truthful into why they are, but this is a question i am sure you are faced with!

Appologise if this has allready been talked about as i am sure someone will churp up and tell me so.. :fly:

Thanks lads,

RAY_GRYLLS
All of the above :rock:
 

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There's a poll on advertising influences here for those interested: no-longer-validpoll.php?do=showresults&pollid=88[/url]

It would be interesting to see what the main reason is for joining.
 

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i want to join for the lifestyle

i respect anyone in the armed forces, but people who go around saying "IM IN THE MARINES" down the pub are just annoying,
 

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i want to join for the lifestyle

i respect anyone in the armed forces, but people who go around saying "IM IN THE MARINES" down the pub are just annoying,
And probably liars.
 

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probably a mixture of the lot. academically i did alright and i have some qualifications i could make a living out of, but doing the job isnt exciting, there is no variation in day to day life.
A big part of it for me is that all my mates are now settling down with kids, and i realised on a night in the pub with em when they were all talking about mortgages etc that i wanted more from life than to work a job i cant stand just to pay some bills and have nothing left over at the end, and look back on life and realise I didnt really do much with it in 40 years time.
and then theres that my best mates a marine and hes loving it, done more in a year than *text deleted** done in my entire life
 

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One of my driving forces is the general lifestyle,

I have worked in an office for 2 years, done a 4yr (or most of) an engineering degree that rarely allows me away from the computer room. Honestly the thought of doing something (relitavely to the Marines) unimportant and in an office for the next 5 years, literally chills me to the bone!!

I grew up around it, my dad being a RM so it has always been "in my blood" so to speak.

Doing something that matter, most of my friends are in the millitary, able to do most of the things I love as part of my job.

The list goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on . . . . you get the picture.:shakehands:
 

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A few RM's came into college do give us a bit of a *text deleted**text deleted**text deleted**text deleted* (Public service Course), and to tell us a bit more about the RM.

Ever since then I've wanted to join. Reasons? As most people, because you will get to do all sorts of training/activites/sports whilst your in. Meet mates for life, its a lifetime oppurtunity most people will never experience. Its something you can see yourself doing, rather than an office job. All the good stuff. Its sometimes hard to explain why, but you know yourself.

And being part of the best/elite is a major factor. Something about the Marines draws me in, where as the Army does not at all. I won't be going around boasting, but I know I'll be happy and proud to tell people I'm a Royal Marines Commando if they ask what i do for a living.
 

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Im in the same boat as you JMC, im coming to the end of my engineering degree next year and after having done a work placement in an engineering company i know i dont want to be stuck behind a desk when i could be actually doing something more worthwhile.
 

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Reasons for joining...:
- Always wanted to join military as family and friends are part of it.
- Civy street is annoying...
- I want an active job(how could you possibly get a more active job?)
- Meet new people/friends
- Travel the world
- Being able to actually say i do my bit for the community...:suspicious:
- CHICKS DIG A MAN IN UNIFORM!...(so i have heard :embarrest:)
and my most importantley...the camaraderie/banter.

Im just waiting for the guy who puts his reason as he wants to shoot people...theres always one:doh:
 

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You calling me a liar?!
To be fair to Ross, with growth of Waltism, it is quite hard to distingish between you and the Walts, in terms of saying I'm a Royal at a pub.
 

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To be fair to Ross, with growth of Waltism, it is quite hard to distingish between you and the Walts, in terms of saying I'm a Royal at a pub.
Slight pinch of sarcasm in my post.
 

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Virtually all the above. I'm doing A levels but the idea of uni is unbearable!

The only time you're allowed to boast you're a marine is to pull!
 

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A bit of all of them really. I know I'm going to get slated for this, but kind of to experience war. I know that's very ignorant to say, and those who have witnessed it will probably condemn it. At school or on the news you hear about war, I want to do my bit.
 

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Im in the same boat as you JMC, im coming to the end of my engineering degree next year and after having done a work placement in an engineering company i know i dont want to be stuck behind a desk when i could be actually doing something more worthwhile.
Seeing some the Graduates here (Nissan) is painful. They are just here because "someone told them it it was the right thing to do" and they just plod from day to day, its painfull enough for me and I know its finishing in 6 months they have potentially the rest of their life ahead.
 

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I have always been interested in the military since I was very young, and as i've got older I've realised that I want to be elite and not a regular. Plus I couldn't possibly stand an office job for years and years.

It's better to live a day as a lion, than a lifetime as a sheep.
 

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Some good reason..*text deleted* much nailed it on the head in why i want to join throughout all the replys. I graduate in about a month and i literally can not bare it any longer. It is horrendous!!

Being completely honest here, i would be quite proud to tell someone i was royal!! by god you have certainly ean that bragging right! However, i personally would not brag as people would think you are abit of a prat to say the least.

i can not wait for the challenge ahead!!

@Jack11 where abouts are you in Derbyshire mate?
 

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Currently in the Irish army , wanted to join the marines but to keep my family happy joined the defence forces , after passing out became disillusioned ; zero chance of promotion , courses are rare , overseas is a 6 month stint in an "olympic village" *text deleted** , camaradarie is on a par with an office job and the most exciting thing you do is a cash in transit escort so started my application. Got my PRMC in June.
Joining to be part of an elite force , the lifestlye , to go on operations and most importantly the camaradarie ... im guessing its the same for most lads from the republic ? well ex army anyways
 
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