RM Structure

Discussion in 'History' started by xnader, Oct 23, 2007.

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  1. Please can someone tell me if this is in the wrong area of the forums.

    I am doing some research on the Royal Marines for a friend and I would like to know what the structure is.

    For example what is each rank and what do they do? Do you have C/Sgt's and what do they do in a RM unit on Operations?

  2. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

  3. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    C/Sgts do your Mum... 8O
  4. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    C/Sgts are also responsible for the colour co ordination of Booties evening wear for formal events, mainly to ensure that the high heels and handbags don't clash
  5. Try clicking on here:
    RM Home Page
    And here:
    3 Cdo Bgde RM Structure
    As for the Company C/Sgt, he'll make sure you have plenty of bullets, beans and band aids to play with. C/Sgts are like your favourite uncle. Unlike your mum and your dad (Sgt and CSM) he will never shout at you or twat you for ******* up. However, he can get very upset if you accidentally lose your personal weapon, or bury one following a defence ex. (A favourite trick of guys like Wet-Blobby who had to carry the 84mm)
    The Company TQ (another name for a Company C/Sgt) loves it when you pop your head into his store and say, 'Just returning my weapon, Colours. Shall I make you a wet?' . :thumright:
  6. Cheers so far for the info.

    Deos anyone have a structure tree or slideshow etc detailing it all?

    For example like this Army one:

  7. FFS! Google Commando 21 or Structure of RM Commando, or something.
  8. Do you think that I havn't tried that already?

    I need an in-depth analysis of the RM Commando unit structure with Ranks, responsibilites and sub-unit names (eg Platoon or Troop?)
  9. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    xnander: Why do you need to know so eagerly? Perhaps you could actually get away from your pooter and go and visit your local AFCO/RMR unit to find out? :roll:
  10. The Globe and Laurel printed a good article on the Commando 21 structure, but I dont know how much detail it will provide thats relevant to your specific requirements.

    Just out of curiosity, why does "your friend" need this info and why are you doing all the running about for it?
  11. I have tried speaking to a recruiter but they didn't tell me. They were just interested in selling the RM life, not giving me info.

    Also it is for a research prodject for a friend who is in the gaming industry. He is trying to produce a Marine thing (clan?) for some game and he wants it to be realistic. Knowing I am a military history fan he asked me to research it for him.
  12. a) I just found this lot in about ten minutes.


    b) A comparative table of rank structure of UK forces

    c) Commando organisation

    The three Commandos are each organised into six companies, further organised into platoon-sized Troops, as follows:

    Command Company

    Main HQ

    Tactical HQ

    Reconnaissance Troop (includes a sniper section)

    Mortar Troop (81 mm) (Includes 4 MFC pairs)

    AT Troop (Milan - to be replaced Javelin ATGW)

    Medium Machine Gun Troop

    Logistic Company

    A Echelon 1 (A Ech1)

    A Echelon 2 (A Ech2)



    B Echelon (B Ech)

    Two Close Combat Companies

    Company Headquarters (Coy HQ)

    3 Close Combat Troops (Troop HQ, 3 Rifle Sections, Manoeuvre Support Section)

    Two Stand Off Companies

    Company Headquarters (Coy HQ)

    Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) Troop (0.5" heavy machine guns)

    Anti-Tank Troop (Milan - to be replaced with Javelin)

    Close Combat Troop

    In general a rifle company Marine will be a member of a four-man fire team, the building block of commando operations. A Royal Marine works with his team in the field and lives with them in his accommodation (if he lives in barracks).

    This structure is a recent development, formerly Commandos were structured similarly to light Infantry Battalions

    d) Diagrams
  13. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    The point is, you shouldn't have had to! :roll:
  14. Guys thanks for what you have provided so far.

    I want to know about each rank's responsibilities aswell. I cannot find anything about it at all. For example what do WO2's do on combat operations? Do they lead patrols? Do they act as clarks for the Company (or RM equ) OC?
  15. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Fcuksake, anything you dont want to know or cant be arrsed to find out?
  16. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator


    A general

    Leaps tall buildings in a single bound.
    is more powerful than a locomotive
    Is faster than a speeding bullet
    Walks on water, gives policy to God.

    A Colonel

    Leaps short buildings in a single bound.
    Is more powerful than a bull-dozer
    Is just as fast as a speeding bullet
    Wals on water if the sea is calm.

    A Lt Colonel

    Leaps short buildings with a running start and favourable wind.
    Is almost as powerful as a Bull-dozer.
    Is faster than a speeding .22 slug.
    Walks on water in indoor swiming pool.
    Talks with God if special Request is approved.

    A Major

    Barely clears nissen huts
    Loses tug-of-war with a locomotive
    Can fire a speeding bullet
    Swims well.
    Is occasionally addressed by God.

    A Captain

    Makes high scratch mark when trying to leap buildings
    Is run over by locomotives.
    can sometimes handle a gun without inflicting self injury.
    Dog paddles.
    Talks to animals.

    A Lieutenant

    Runs into buildings
    Recognises locomotives two out of three times
    is not issued with with ammunition.
    Can stay afloat with proper instruction
    Talks to walls.

    A Second Lieutenant

    Falls over doorsteps when trying to enter buildings
    Says look at the choo-choo
    Is not issued with a gun
    Plays in mud puddles
    Mumbles to himself.

    A Non Commisioned Officer

    Sweeps under buildings
    puts locomotives back on track
    Picks up spent cartridges after speeding bullets have been fired
    Is very close to God.

    A Marine

    Lifts buildings and walks under them
    kicks locomotives off the track
    Catches speeding bullets between his teeth and eats them
    freezes water with a single glance.
    He is God

    OK, the RSM is God but you get my drift.
  17. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    I thought that was the Fleet Jaunty..?! 8O :wink:
  18. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    We've had this argument along time ago....some bloke called Jack French was proposed if I remember.

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