All Arms Commando Course

Artist

Midshipman
slacky said:
all you need to know is it's easy!!! haha

PLONKER!

All who attend are assumed to be trained soldiers so don't expect any help with basic infantry skills when and if you go to CTCRM.

The course is or was 8 weeks long and consists of lots of leaping and jumping about in order to get you up to the required fitness level to do the Commando Tests. Expect a lot of map and compass work as well.

Your instructors will be Royal Marines and they will not make a big effort to help you if you are not motivated. Most of them would rather be taking RM recruits though training truth be told.

It's open to all who are required by the Corp to serve with the Royal Marines (Matelots and Perce mostly. Only ever met one Green Lidded Crabfat and he was a Flt Lt who was one of the Bde FAC officers). Also there will be a fair few Foreigners on the course. When I was instructing back in the late seventies/early eighties we had US Green Berets, USMC bods, Cloggie marines Spanish marines, Kiwis, Aussies the bloody lot in fact. They did the course because their governments paid hard cash for them to do it.

Artist
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Nomadcelt;

Contary to what the old and droll will have you believe, read this:

aarc

It's open to all who are required by the Corp.....

If I was beating my chest about 'the Corp'- there would be an 's' in it
Artist.

Booties on the staff at AACC are very helpful.
 

slacky

Midshipman
Artist said:
slacky said:
all you need to know is it's easy!!! haha

PLONKER!

All who attend are assumed to be trained soldiers so don't expect any help with basic infantry skills when and if you go to CTCRM.

The course is or was 8 weeks long and consists of lots of leaping and jumping about in order to get you up to the required fitness level to do the Commando Tests. Expect a lot of map and compass work as well.

Your instructors will be Royal Marines and they will not make a big effort to help you if you are not motivated. Most of them would rather be taking RM recruits though training truth be told.

It's open to all who are required by the Corp to serve with the Royal Marines (Matelots and Perce mostly. Only ever met one Green Lidded Crabfat and he was a Flt Lt who was one of the Bde FAC officers). Also there will be a fair few Foreigners on the course. When I was instructing back in the late seventies/early eighties we had US Green Berets, USMC bods, Cloggie marines Spanish marines, Kiwis, Aussies the bloody lot in fact. They did the course because their governments paid hard cash for them to do it.

Artist

PLONKER?? I passed it in 99 - cant be that much of a plonker?
 

slacky

Midshipman
Artist said:
slacky said:
all you need to know is it's easy!!! haha

PLONKER!

All who attend are assumed to be trained soldiers so don't expect any help with basic infantry skills when and if you go to CTCRM.

The course is or was 8 weeks long and consists of lots of leaping and jumping about in order to get you up to the required fitness level to do the Commando Tests. Expect a lot of map and compass work as well.

Your instructors will be Royal Marines and they will not make a big effort to help you if you are not motivated. Most of them would rather be taking RM recruits though training truth be told.

It's open to all who are required by the Corp to serve with the Royal Marines (Matelots and Perce mostly. Only ever met one Green Lidded Crabfat and he was a Flt Lt who was one of the Bde FAC officers). Also there will be a fair few Foreigners on the course. When I was instructing back in the late seventies/early eighties we had US Green Berets, USMC bods, Cloggie marines Spanish marines, Kiwis, Aussies the bloody lot in fact. They did the course because their governments paid hard cash for them to do it.

Artist

PLONKER?? I passed it in 99 - cant be that much of a plonker?
 

Artist

Midshipman
Seadog said:
Nomadcelt;

Contary to what the old and droll will have you believe, read this:

aarc

It's open to all who are required by the Corp.....

If I was beating my chest about 'the Corp'- there would be an 's' in it
Artist.

Booties on the staff at AACC are very helpful.

It's spelt Corp not Corps. OK? So wind your neck in smartarse!! :twisted:

I didnt say the guys were unhelpful. I just said they will not make a big effort to motivate you if your not up to the required standard. Reteaching basic Infantry skills is not top of their list in other words. As it is most blokes do a beat up with their parent unit prior to the course proper in order to make sure a place on the AACC is not going to be wasted.

Matelots and blokes in the RAOC, REME, Royal Sigs not in either 29 or 59 used to go to Seaton Barracks in the late eighties to do theirs with CDOLOGREGTRM. The guy in charge being WO2 J**** M********.

So I presume doing a pre AACC is still the norm.

Artist

Edited to remove the name.
 

Floppyjocky

Badgeman
The RCT used to do a pre-pre AACC and a pre-pre PARA course to avoid failures. My pre-pre course was held at 17 Port and Maritime Regt, lots of fieldcraft, map reading, running in mud (pulling a tyre), jumping in the ogin etc. Only on passing this phase did you go on to do Pre-Lympstone.

It was a long time ago though (87) so I think things may have changed.

Out of interest, maybe someone should tell these guys:

http://www.royalmarinesregimental.co.uk/histsociety.html

That Corps is spelled Corp. Certainly surprised me :)
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
Artist, what gave me the hump was what you said about All Arms instructors:

Most of them would rather be taking RM recruits though training truth be told.

How does that make an All Arms candidate (nomadcelt?) feel whether or not the instructors let it show? That's why I put the boot in.

And as for 'Corp', you are incorrect, ask the Corps RSM.

GlobeandLaurel
 
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