Hidden costs!

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  1. As you know by now, ( cos i wont leave u guys alone :D )

    Im signing up to be a RM commando...

    Is there any hidden costs atall prior to training?

    Cos ive gtta fork out for a passport, jst thought id ask if theres anything else that i need to get some cash together for?

    Any help is appreicated, Thanks
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    There's no "hidden" costs per se, but the following kit is required, so if you haven't already got the items, you will need to get the following as an RM Commando:

    A set of smart civilian dress (shoes, trousers, collared shirt and tie). This should be worn when joining CTCRM. 1 set

    Casual civilian dress. (Smart jeans, T-shirts and clean training shoes are allowed). At least 2 sets

    Swimming trunks. 1 pair

    Flip-flops. (Accommodation and washing facilities are communal) 1 pair

    Sports kit (Shorts, t-shirts, socks) Two sets

    Training shoes One pair.

    The following items should be brought with you, although they can be purchased at CTCRM:
    Clothes brush 1
    Coat hangers 6
    Shoe cleaning kit 1 set
    Soft yellow dusters (good quality – for polishing shoes) 2
    Metal polish (eg. Brasso). 1 tin
    Washing powder 1 packet
    Steam iron (essential). Due to Health and Safety requirements all electrical equipment at CTCRM is tested regularly, therefore, it is strongly advised that a new steam iron is purchased.

    There are several small items that the new recruit will be required to buy from the shop on camp, the list for which will be given on arrival. To this end Recruits must arrive at CTCRM with sufficient money to cover the cost of these items £40

    Personal Hygiene in Barracks.

    Exacting standards of personal hygiene are required from The Royal Marines. The following items are to be brought:
    Shower gel 1
    Shampoo. 1
    Comb. 1
    Toothbrush. 1
    Toothpaste. 1
    Nail brush. 1
    Razor (not electric) + spare blades 1
    Shaving foam/gel. 1
    Large Towel 2

    Hope that helps.
  3. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Not forgetting the frontal lobotomy on BUPA... 8O
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    The attrition rate of those applying to join as a RM Commando is so high that anyone considering joining the Corps would be well advised not to spend any money until it seems likely they will be offered a place on Recruit Training.

    See if you pass the pre-joining fitness test (1.5 mile run in under 10 minutes) before you consider buying a passport.
  5. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    What sort of suitcase or grip will be needed?
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I'm glad you asked.... :thumright:

    You'll never guess what very question I was asked during a pre-entry brief on this very day. Happily, one managed to remain civil throughout.
  7. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer


    Presumably as Bootie Boys don't go to Raliegh they won't need a passport?
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    It's the same rule for all with regard passports, Ossifers too must be in possesion of a valid passpiort as a condition of entry into the Service.

    Apart from the odd chancer it's not been a huge problem. Most of them have already been to EuroDisney before they join, so problem solved.

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