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Discussion in 'RMR Section and RMR Selection' started by TuckerKlein, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. TuckerKlein

    TuckerKlein New Member

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    Good Evening All, Long time lurker first time poster.

    After what felt like a recruitment eternity (although actually quite quickly by all accounts - 9 months even with a medical appeal/ PMU!). I recently attested into the RNR as a general entry rating with all parts of the joining process completed - SC, eyesight, PJFT, final decision as medically fit etc. I am exceptionally proud to be able to begin training at my unit.

    I was initially drawn to the Royal Navy some years ago by an interest in the RM and the ultimate goal of earning the green beret. I chose RNR over RMR due to concerns regarding my own basic level of fitness and in retrospect simply lacking self confidence/ worth.

    Over the recruitment period a lot has happened including realising we only get one life, it’s not a rehearsal. Also I’m turning 30 soon and alot of military doors begin to close due to age.

    In preparation for RNR, I’ve been doing the PRMC 12 week fitness training and found I’m actually better than I thought and feel I could POTENTIALLY pass PRMC/ RMBFT. This has hugely boosted my confidence.

    Can I go to my unit and request I am transferred to RMR at this extremely late stage although yet to undertake any training (understandably may need to redo the running test again). Or is it a case of suck it up mate, your ship has sailed, quit RNR, reapply?

    If it were the case that I was found lacking in the RMR, would I simply return to the RNR? Or would I be discharged from RMR and need to reapply to the service all over again?

    I understand that it seems I want to have my cake and eat it, but these are all hypothetical questions which will hopefully lead to a sound judgement.

    Any advice or tough love welcome.
     
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  2. ThreadpigeonsAlpha

    ThreadpigeonsAlpha Royal Marines Commando

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    Seems like you have approached it with a level head. And you have found your confidence, best bet is to give the AFCO a phone and ask.
    I can’t see a problem with this, but there should be some recruitment gurus that could weigh in.
     
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  3. TuckerKlein

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    Thanks for the comment - I sent a reply but seems to have gone AWOL. Apologies if it appears.

    I did research the possiblility of doing AACC through a specialism. However it seems only really possible if you are an RNR medic. Or in the TA...(?)

    I fully understand that the only way to be in with a chance of being a commando is join the RMR and all the commitments that entails. It’s more a process question not wanting to be discharged from the service altogether if I cannot make it in the RMR preferring to return to the RNR.
     
  4. Ninja_Stoker

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    RNR Medics are usually already either qualified service or civilian nurses, Doctors, medical technicians or service qualified medical assistants. The RNR doesn't have a direct entry medical assistant specialisation.

    If you want to join the RMR, you need to talk to your AFCO as stated above. The odds of an RFCC whilst in the RNR are slim to zero unfortunately.

    Best of luck.
     
  5. TuckerKlein

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    Thank you for taking the time to reply Ninja. I was aware I may as well buy a Euromillions ticket as try to get on the RFCC (AACC). Apologies for medic confusion - I meant that I am not in a medical profession and this seeming the only possible RFCC route, it is already closed.

    I will speak to the WO at my unit who is my contact now I am out of AFCO system and with unit. Whom by happy coincidence is a RM.