RMR Bristol (Poole Det) Selection

benj1981

Newbie
I am in training for the RMR selection weekend for the Poole detachment.

There is a presentation evening this coming Wednesday (5th April) and was wondering if anyone from here was going along or knew roughly what this evening would involve.

Any advice/information on joining the RMR and tips for selection/training would be gratefully received.

Cheers
 

iceman

Midshipman
press ups, sit ups, pull ups and burpees are key, if you can crack them then you've got it made.

holding troop nights will give you a good insight into what you need to do in your spare time
 

Old_Hand

Lantern Swinger
Deathwatch said:
My nearest detachment is cardiff does anyone know if they have a holding troop.
thanks...
I believe that the Cardiif detachment or the RMR moved from HMS Cambria to Maindy Army Barracks some years ago. Not sure if they have a holding troop though.
 

Old_Hand

Lantern Swinger
Deathwatch said:
My nearest detachment is cardiff does anyone know if they have a holding troop.
thanks...
I believe that the Cardiif detachment or the RMR moved from HMS Cambria to Maindy Army Barracks some years ago.
 

Skiffle

Midshipman
iceman said:
i should imagine all RMR dets have a holding troop otherwise it would be difficult to recruit
Not all RMR units run a holding troop and some of those that do only run them if there is a good number of potential recruits to allow one to be held. Bristols units don't hold them as they operate a continuous recruit training phase (both 1 and 2 at the same time).
 

Skiffle

Midshipman
bitty said:
when and how many times a year are the selection weekends at RMR Poole?
RMR Poole don't hold recruit selection weekends being a detachment, their HQ unit RMR Bristol holds them twice a year. Usually around jan/feb time and july/aug time.
 

carl

Badgeman
So if I were going to RMR Chatham or Henely, would I have to go for selection at RMR London?

How many do they need to start a holding troop? Whats the lowest they would accept on a training intake, e.g. if only two people passed selection would they train just those two?
 

iceman

Midshipman
selection takes place at the HQ unit so you'd do it at bermondesy

training is done at the HQ also - so all those at chatham henley and portsmouth join those at london for the training weekends.
 

Skiffle

Midshipman
carl said:
So if I were going to RMR Chatham or Henely, would I have to go for selection at RMR London?

How many do they need to start a holding troop? Whats the lowest they would accept on a training intake, e.g. if only two people passed selection would they train just those two?
Its pretty much as Iceman said :D There are only 5 RMR units (London, Tyne, Mersy, Scotland and Bristol). Each (with the exception of Tyne) have several detachments who fall under their wing.

All detachments train under the control of unit HQ. Holding troop is only for lads who are preparing for the unit selection weekend and so are only run up until that intake. A new one starting (dependant on numbers) before the intake.

Its unlikely that two people will only pass selection although I have known of intakes to be held off as there was not enougth recruits to run one.
 

bitty

Midshipman
I read some where that at RMR Poole theres 2 evening a week PT and drill you attend is that for the holding troop as well or just the people who have done their training.

Also when I went for my interview in Bournemouth the taxi driver told me RMR Poole is not realy in Poole it self
 

carl

Badgeman
RMR Poole is on Whale Island, or it might be Portsmouth thats on Whale Island, one of the two!

There probably is two evenings a week of phys, I know RMR Tyne do two evenings a week of phys, althought you only have to attend one (but you can attend two if you want).
 

Skiffle

Midshipman
bitty said:
I read some where that at RMR Poole theres 2 evening a week PT and drill you attend is that for the holding troop as well or just the people who have done their training.

Also when I went for my interview in Bournemouth the taxi driver told me RMR Poole is not realy in Poole it self
The definitive answer (from an ex Poole Det lad :wink: ). Poole Det hold their main drill night on a Wed and when they have the blokes to take it, a phys night on a Mon.

The phys night is not a holding troop (RMR Bristol haven't run any). It's for trained lads and recruits in training.

Also Poole Det is based out of RM Poole over on Hamworthy.
Hope that helps 8)
 
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