Joining the RM

#1
Hey I'm Ash =) I'm 16 and I've just recently applied for the Royal Marines and I'm at the formal interview stage.

I was wondering if anyone could give me any information which could help with my interview, I've learnt what weapons they use, where there UK bases are and some history of when they originated.

Also, any tips on the fitness, when I spend 3 days in Lympstone I couldn't bare fail so any info on what you did and how strict they were, would be great.

Thanks.
 

Lost_Soul

Lantern Swinger
#3
Ashley said:
Hey I'm Ash =) I'm 16 and I've just recently applied for the Royal Marines and I'm at the formal interview stage.

I was wondering if anyone could give me any information which could help with my interview, I've learnt what weapons they use, where there UK bases are and some history of when they originated.

Also, any tips on the fitness, when I spend 3 days in Lympstone I couldn't bare fail so any info on what you did and how strict they were, would be great.

Thanks.
when i went to a similar course at lympstone, just not the official one, i found it they were much more relaxed than the army the reason for this is you are a RM and they expect you to be there when told without having to scream and shout etc, however they are still strict.

You will need to boost your fitness levels, Go running, gradually increasing pace and distance you run, work on all over body strength, doing circuit training often helps.

Some of the stuff i think they do with you while there is:-

Endurance Course
3Mile Run
pull ups, Sit Ups, Press ups
Bleep Test
Gym Circuit
As well as interview and some tests i believe.

Your AFCO centre should be able to give you a fitness programme and what are involved in the PRMC.


Edit:

Physical Preperation


Day One PRMC

Day Two PRMC

Day Four PRMC

Also Good Luck
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#4
Here we go, a list of some, not all, sample potential RM Commando questions:

(All Royals should join in with the answers, I'll give the questions!)

1 When were the Royal Marines Founded? (Corps birthday)
2 Which units make up 3 Commando Brigade & where are they based
3 Describe the individual items on the beret badge & what they represent
4 What is the Corps motto
5 Name a RM Victoria Cross holder
6 Name the 4 commando tests
7 What is the personal weapon of the Royal Marines
8 What happens if you get injured in training
9 What happened at Walcheren
10 Who was Hannah Snell
11 Who is the Corps Commandant
12 Where have the Royal Marines recently served operationally
13 Which Commando unit has just returned from Afghanistan
14 What amphibious ships could you expect to serve on in the Royal Marines
15 How long is Commando training
16 how long do you have to complete the Pre Joining Fitness Test (2.4Km treadmill run)
17 PRMC- what does it stand for and entail
18 Where do you undergo basic training

Etc.,

Try:
Military Fitness & Training
Although unofficial, there's some very good fitness training advice on this site for prospective RM recruits.

Good luck mate!
 
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