im looking into being a recruit for the RM but undecided

#1
im 17 and im studying my A levels atm but when im finished. I am strongly thinking about joinin the RM but im just not sure!

Could any serving booties or ex marines help to inform me about the marines. I've looked into the RAF etc but have herd they are a bunch of "bryll cream boys". whereas id much rava do the dirty work gettin involved with the patrols and recons etc.

so could you give me info on:

training...
...living as a marine...
...and wot i will need to do to make it all happen, and wot eva else you think would be a great help.

cheers, would really appreciate it.
 
#4
Have you been to your local careers office because they will have lots of info about training and life afterwards. If your doing A levels why not look into being an officer?
 
#5
londonboym said:
im 17 and im studying my A levels atm but when im finished. I am strongly thinking about joinin the RM but im just not sure!

Could any serving booties or ex marines help to inform me about the marines. I've looked into the RAF etc but have herd they are a bunch of "bryll cream boys". whereas id much rava do the dirty work gettin involved with the patrols and recons etc.

so could you give me info on:

training...
...living as a marine...
...and wot i will need to do to make it all happen, and wot eva else you think would be a great help.

cheers, would really appreciate it.
Learn to spell correctly would help. :twisted:
 
#7
Been 20+years since I saw CTC but in my day it was all running and rope climbin. In the 8 months between PRC and joining I ran 8 miles everyday although reducing the distance and carring a bergan with 30lb or so in it would have been more help. The odd upperbody workout wouldn't go a miss either. Do they still do those poxy USMC tests?

Jolly japes and beezer fun getting up at 5.30 to polish floors and clean toilets then spending a cold February morning out on the endurance course when after breaking the ice on Peters pool you had to piss your pants just to keep warm (or perhaps it was just at the thought of the water tunnel to come:p) and then crackin your knees on 1/2 bricks lyin in wait in the tunnels then in the afternoon falling from the top of the 30ft ropes down the bottom field and getting friction burns into the bargain tryin to break your fall and pukin yer guts up after falling in the static tank doing regains, coz the water was so feckin stagnant.

Then dragged from sleep at 3am given 2 minutes to get fell in, in full battle order and marched down to the river exe for wheelbarrow races in the 3 foot deep mud!

Then spending the next 2 hours cleaning up before it all starts again!

Yup life as a NOD wernt it great.... Have fun

Prolly changed days now though
 

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#10
Big_sh1t said:
londonboym said:
im 17 and im studying my A levels atm but when im finished. I am strongly thinking about joinin the RM but im just not sure!

Could any serving booties or ex marines help to inform me about the marines. I've looked into the RAF etc but have herd they are a bunch of "bryll cream boys". whereas id much rava do the dirty work gettin involved with the patrols and recons etc.

so could you give me info on:

training...
...living as a marine...
...and wot i will need to do to make it all happen, and wot eva else you think would be a great help.

cheers, would really appreciate it.
Learn to spell correctly would help. :twisted:

Dont be so silly, I've never me a Marine who can spell properly. :twisted: :twisted:
 
#11
jimpyJock said:
Been 20+years since I saw CTC but in my day it was all running and rope climbin. In the 8 months between PRC and joining I ran 8 miles everyday although reducing the distance and carring a bergan with 30lb or so in it would have been more help. The odd upperbody workout wouldn't go a miss either. Do they still do those poxy USMC tests?

Jolly japes and beezer fun getting up at 5.30 to polish floors and clean toilets then spending a cold February morning out on the endurance course when after breaking the ice on Peters pool you had to piss your pants just to keep warm (or perhaps it was just at the thought of the water tunnel to come:p) and then crackin your knees on 1/2 bricks lyin in wait in the tunnels then in the afternoon falling from the top of the 30ft ropes down the bottom field and getting friction burns into the bargain tryin to break your fall and pukin yer guts up after falling in the static tank doing regains, coz the water was so feckin stagnant.

Then dragged from sleep at 3am given 2 minutes to get fell in, in full battle order and marched down to the river exe for wheelbarrow races in the 3 foot deep mud!

Then spending the next 2 hours cleaning up before it all starts again!

Yup life as a NOD wernt it great.... Have fun

Prolly changed days now though
Those days were good, I was recently at CTC Lympstone, for a funeral, memories came flooding back. Some good ones, some bad!
 

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