royal marines

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    Privacy in the Royal Marines for Guys- Is there and should there be privacy?

    I am a very private and modest guy but want to join the British Royal Marines. My friend in the British Royal Marines said that you would have to be naked with others (showering and changing with others, group naked weigh ins and even group naked physical and medical exams and sometimes no...
  2. T

    Privacy in the Royal Marines for Guys- Is there and should there be privacy?

    I am a very private and modest guy but want to join the British Royal Marines. My friend in the British Royal Marines said that you would have to be naked with others (showering and changing with others, group naked weigh ins and even group naked physical and medical exams and sometimes no...
  3. R

    Silm build in Royal Marines

    Hi, I'm hoping to apply to be a Royal Marine Officer after my gap year. I will be using this year, or potentially longer to prepare myself physically for the process. Compared to the average population I am very fit, I am a competing boxer, although I am in no way saying I am at a standard where...
  4. B

    Interview-Royal Marines 2021

    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone can give me any details on the sort of questions they'll ask during the interview, as well as likely questions around the royal marines history. I have seen other threads asking much the same thing, however they all seem quite old...
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    Hongkonger applying for the Royal marines

    Hi all, I’m from Hong Kong with a hk passport. I also have a British overseas passport and am in the uk since Feb 2021 with the bno visa granted, having studied in the uk from 2013-2018. I would really love to join the Royal Marines but was told that I would not pass security clearance. Is there...
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    Security Clearance

    Hi guys, I'm on the process of joining the Royal Marines. I got all the way through and was due to join in June this year but my security clearance wasn't passed in time. I started the process in march and still haven't received an answer. Has anyone else been through a similar process. Any...
  7. M

    Apply with an unspent conviction or wait 2 months?

    Hi all, first time here! I want to apply for Royal Marines Commando but i have an unspent conviction for possessing a knife in a public place. I got sentenced to 200 hours unpaid work but that is now all done and my conviction will be spent by july this year so a couple months. My question is am...
  8. T

    Access to private medical records?

    Hi all, I’ve got a tricky question to ask and would appreciate any advice! I’m 30 this year and going through the RM recruitment process. Last year I had some counselling through BUPA for my drinking. From researching the medical requirements, it looks like you have to be treatment free 3 years...
  9. S

    Royal marines stuff? i know nothing about half of the stuff i picked up

    I was walking about stroud (im on holiday too Gloucestershire) and came across a webbing being given away for free and obviously i took it because what army soldier wanna be wouldnt, once i took it back too the house im staying at and everything i found was quite interesting, i found a 5.56...
  10. dapperdunn

    The Falklands War: There and Back Again

    I was quite excited when there and back again dropped on my doorstep, my first assignment and a book about the Falklands conflict. The main premise of the book is to put the record straight with regard to the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands. The press at the time of the invasion...
  11. W

    Advice on Becoming a Doctor and Navy Officer - MO?

    Hi guys, I've done a fair bit of research into the roles in all the forces, not just limited to the navy. Basically, I'm 21 and most way through a Human Biology degree. I want some hands on military experience before I'm too old. I do not wish to stay in conventional units such as just the army...
  12. 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...
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    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...
  14. 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...
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    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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
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