royal marines

  1. Ageing_Gracefully

    The Falklands War in Poetry: My Journey

    Thomas was a Royal Marine who went South to the Falklands in April 1982, he was an anti aircraft gunner. Like many of his comrades who came back he wrote about his experiences during and after the conflict and, also like many of his comrades he suffered from PTSD, or as it was known at the time...
  2. S

    RNR, RMR or URNU?

    Hello. I'm currently considering a career as a medical officer in the navy, and I'm exploring options for what to do during uni. I'm trying to choose between the RNR, RMR, and (if I get the offer from a university that has one) a URNU. I'm interested in joining as a medical officer, and...
  3. Slummies

    What's Available To Commonwealth Citizens?

    I'm new to this board and apologize if this question has already been addressed, but I was hoping someone currently serving or with a good deal of knowledge could tell me what "jobs" are available to commonwealth citizens? If it makes a difference I am eligible for an ancestral visa as my...
  4. T

    Waiting to hear back from capita - anyone else?

    Hi - just seeing if this is normal wait time. My 16 yr old son had his telephone call from the triage nurse from capita one month ago and he thinks she told him that he would get an email asking him to go for a medical within a couple of weeks as the only thing on his questionnaire was a...
  5. rebbonk

    Going Around The Bend: Volume 3 (Bootneck Threesome) by Mark Time

    The style of this volume is a big departure from the previous two. Mark has written this for a much wider market and as such his writing has been toned down a touch. Whether it’s been toned down enough for the more general market, I’m not so sure. However, it’s written with the usual biting wit...
  6. rebbonk

    Going all the way – Mark Time

    This is the second book of Mark’s memories as a bootneck. I have to say upfront that I didn’t enjoy this book quite as much as his first. Mark has moved on and is now a fully fledged Royal Marine out on his tours of duty. He tells his story in a writing style that I find a cross between Jeremy...