Mne 1st Class

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  1. Hi I know this might sound like a bone question but does anyone know what Mne 1st class mean?

    Many thanks


  2. Im currently serving in the RM its just a requirement for a spec to be a Mne 1st class with one B grade rorrs. Got the B just havent got a clue what 1st Class Mne Is?!?
  3. Everybody who holds the rank of Mne is a Marine 1st class, It just differentiates between someone who is a rct(Marine 2nd Class or Mne2) and someone who is fully trained.

    At least thats what i thought.

  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    For those wishing for an English translation on the above:

    A Royal Marine (Mne) joins as a Recruit (Rct) and for the purpose of pay is classed as a Marine 2nd Class (Mne2).

    Having successfully completed Recruit Training (RT) he becomes a trained Commando the Marine 2nd Class becomes Marine 1st Class (Mne1) & earns a pay rise.

    To further specialise (spec) in any of 27 different trades he needs to have been a Mne 1, usually for around 2 years (but not always) and have an above average (Grade B - Grade C is average) Ratings & Other Ranks Reporting System (Rorrs) Report which recommends him to undergo a specific course.

    But, Scottish Kiwi, put it a lot briefer than I!
  5. Only SQs with a 'twos' entry level require a B grade. E.g. PTI, ML, DL etc. Reason being, ranks loaded to an entry level 'twos' course often queue jump their parent branch promotion loading, thus the B grade ensures that they are of the correct calibre for JCC. (Overall B grade being a strong recommendation for promotion this board, vice a C grade which is described as developing.) This queue jump still remains contentious in some circles.

    SQs with 'threes' entry - HW, AE, S, D, C, VM etc do not require a specific RoRRs grade. Ranks may apply on completion of training, at the two year point (DSS), any career point beyond, or may be pinged.
  6. Thanks to everyone who replied! Exactly what im looking for. The branch I'm trying to join is the RM Aircrew so you do need a B grade RORRS and yes I have been told I will Q jump promotion if successful.
  7. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator


    SQ- Specialist Qualification
    PTI- Physical training Instructor
    ML- Mountain Leader
    JCC- Junior Command Course (Corporal)
    HW- Heavy Weapons
    AE- Assault Engineer
    S- Swimmer Canoeist
    D- Driver
    C- Comms Tech or Clerk or Chef
    VM- Vehicle Mechanic

    OK, give in, what's DL? (Drill something?)

    Can someone mark my answers please?
  8. DL=Drill Leader
    SC=Swimmer canoeist
    S=Signals branch
  9. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Ta mate,

    I thought it maybe that, but I thought it was Drill Instructor.

    Not bad for a matelot, eh?
  10. LOL

    The other 2 branches used to be SC's and S. I was an S3
  11. C - Clerk
    K - Chef
    TT - Tels Tech
  12. Am I alone in thinking that if 'dw02_hot' is really a Marine with 2 years service he would surely have known what a Marine 1st Class is? As 'stirling' pointed out even a cursory search of the RM site would have provided the answer, not to mention 'dw02_hot' being able to ask anyone he was working with or in his chain of command.

    On the other hand the question did provide a very informative answer from those in the know.

  13. Yeah sorry I'm on sick leave as I got injured In afghan so no one to ask and the clerk I rung up didnt have a clue. The reason I posted was because the branch I'm wanting to join is aircrew and you need a B grade RORRS. however it says you need to be a marine 1st class!!!!! Now you dont get a RORRS in training and your god if you get a B the first year after after pass out so why would the entry requirements state that. This is not a brance you can join in the first two years!!!
  14. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  15. ADQUAL= Additional Qualifications

    Sniper course

    And a few others i cant remember and have probably changed anyway

  16. I wish lol then id be famous

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