Hello

#1
I am looking to join the marines london det I have my presentation at the afco wednesday next week. I can't seem to find what I am looking for though. What I wanted to know is can you do the assault engineer specialisation at london or is it just the scotland one? I appreciate I have a lot of training and work to do before I even get there but it will help me make my mind up.

sorry to ask so many questions but I am not very fit at the moment is there any point in me attending a holding troop or shall I wait untill I at least have a basic level of fitness?
 
#3
RMR London do have RMR personel in all the different specialisation. So yes you can apply to train as an assualt engineer on completion of gaining your "Green beret". It takes approx 2 to 2.5 years to get all the way through the training to become a fully qualified RMR memeber, you will then do your continuation training (2 weeks at CTCRM) before being able to do further training towards a specialist skill.

The whole point of the holding troop is to get your fitness up to the required standard in preparation for the RMR basic training (Phase 1). Therefore, it's probably worth you attending the unit.

Have you been along to the RMR unit for a chat?? if not it's worth giving them a call and popping along for their next drill night. RMR London unit No. is 02072374331.

Hope this helps

Supermario

:)
 
#4
Thanks for the advice I haven't been along for a chat yet no I will ring them and organise a visit.

I used to love supermario when I was a kid I had forgotton all about untill your post thanks for taking me back down memory lane lol
 
#6
Ja5on said:
Thanks for the advice I haven't been along for a chat yet no I will ring them and organise a visit.

I used to love supermario when I was a kid I had forgotton all about untill your post thanks for taking me back down memory lane lol
Something your not telling us SM :lol:
 
#7
I have thought of another potentially stupid question is there parking at the london rmr or are you expected to use public transport?
 
#8
No, but there are several residential areas in that neck of the woods so you could risk it. Better to use public transport.

BTW, I'm sure supermario is well informed, but surprised to read 2-2.5 years to complete training, SM...WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING DOWN THERE?!? Check this when you visit as other units are usually 12-18 months tops and then the continuation (Phase 3) training which is a bit of helo time, an Amphib Weekend and the 2 week course mentioned which is Field Firing.

Good luck
 
#9
Quick Update
I went down there and confirmed I am nowhere near fit enough yet but had fun doing it nealy sick I had one of those sick burps. I will be going back on wednesday for more phys fun next week.
 
#10
Ja5on said:
Quick Update
I went down there and confirmed I am nowhere near fit enough yet but had fun doing it nealy sick I had one of those sick burps. I will be going back on wednesday for more phys fun next week.
Good lad.

Good luck with it especially when your jumping off the balcony onto crash mats during phys and wondering why your doing it. :D :lol:
 
#11
:lol:
StixJimboRM said:
Ja5on said:
I have thought of another potentially stupid question is there parking at the london rmr or are you expected to use public transport?
No, you have to tactically 'yomp' to the unit, whilst carrying out stalking drills etc. Then once there you will be expected to enter the building by a skylight from the roof, no ladders allowed for this part, and all whilst holding a 9.75" machete in your teeth

Hope this helps


(I am of course being flippant)

Good luck with it though, I'm sure that once you join you will love it and find it a rewarding experience.
Or you could test how hard you are by going to Lils over the road and getting into a ruck with the locals circa 1993/94. Oh how those S.C lads laughed when they were carted out covered in claret!! :D 8O
 
#12
According to the corporal they are not allowed anymore because of health and safety. I think it would be more fun with a trampoline though but never mind the fun police have to ruin most things
 
#13
Ja5on said:
According to the corporal they are not allowed anymore because of health and safety. I think it would be more fun with a trampoline though but never mind the fun police have to ruin most things
Well that just about sums it up. Mind you i was at the unit from the early to mid nineties!! :roll:
 
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