***RMR RECRUIT TRAINING***

What career route have most people taken?

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  • Total voters
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Young_Spike

Midshipman
hey all,

i just joined my local rmr unit tonight and had the hardest PT session im sure ever existed in the history of PT sessions. of course afterwards it was fine and could do it again 8) theres now not much i want more than a green lid. my official induction and selection begins in september, what exactly will i do on selection weekends and in phase 1 training?

all help and advice is welcome however strange it may be so please dont hesitate to reply!

cheers YS.

oh by the way in pay does 'on entry' mean you get paid whilst in training?? i sure hope so as im in college during the week and a part time uni course too i have no time for a job. sorry everyone for being a parasite student :D
 

carl

Badgeman
In phase one you will work around 3 core areas; PT, map reading and weapon handeling.

What unit are you at? Are you in holding troop?
 

Young_Spike

Midshipman
Yea holding troop theres only a few of us and im half the age of the others. Manchester Detachment. are u in already or training or holding?

YS

oh and by the way the commando dagger which is worn below commando flashes, how do you set about getting that? and whats it for?
 

Young_Spike

Midshipman
maybe in a years time then we'l b on the same commando course...

what kind of training do you do each week?

oh and still can anyone tell me what the commando dagger is for?!?!

YS
 

carl

Badgeman
Not a lot of training to be honest, I got a short sharpe shock when I tried a practice PJFA and Iv got to say I farking hate tredmills! I couldnt complete a mile on the F-ing thing. No more kebabs, alchol or chocolate for me for a while! I am in pretty good shape though in the last holding troop session I got 40 press ups 75 sit ups 5 chin ups and 28 burpies and one minute on the sprints. I usually go running three times a week, but the weather ATM makes that a bit unreasonable. I do press ups etc in my bed room every other day. What training do you do? The dagger is just to show you are in the RM
 

Young_Spike

Midshipman
i go running 3 times a week and do circuit training of situps, pressups, dips, biceps(no pullup bar), and deltoids. every day i do that.

ive just had an injury on my knee and i cant walk its a recurring thing and i think im gna have to have an operation on it. if so then thats me out of this years selection. in the application advice book it says if you have an op youre ''permanently unsuitable'' but if im sorted they wont know and it wont harm anyone? anyway im going doctors today so il let you know what he says when i get back.

i can only hope itll b ok my uncle and cousin have had operations on their knees too might me a family thing. wish me luck.

YS
 

Young_Spike

Midshipman
F****** devastated.
:( :cry: :( :cry: :( :cry:
doctor says i have to wait until sept/oct to have an appointment with an
orthopaedic guy who will then (after a long wait) do something about it
(hopefully) the old B****** didnt even seem ars*d. the joys of the NHS.

its getting a bit lyk the military - hurry up and wait!

so now i cant run until ive had it sorted which will be months then months
of rehabilitation after that. the MOD form says il be
''permanently unsuitable'' but f**k that all I want is in and i dnt plan to
miss it for anything.
:( :( :(
hopefully il be on next years induction or hell maybe the regs when I
finish college!!

soooo devastated i think im going to go and cry... 8O
well maybe not that devastated.

anyone else had anything like this happen to them?

talk about it on the other thread/post whatever its called...

HERE!! http://www.rumration.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=1367.html

YS
 

carl

Badgeman
YS, yes iv had something like this, glandular fever, and at the moment reoccuring tonsilitis, so its looking weary as to weather I will be attending selection as well. I am having my tonsils removed in Septemeber and the selection date is in October. Do you think I will have enough time? lol. Well I'm going to keep my chin up whatever happens.

Just remember mate your 17/18 years old, the cut of age is 32... you have over ten years to get your knee sorted out and join up! If you do get the op on your knee dont rush back into training or it will just make things worse, as I said you have well over a decade to join up.
 

Guzz

Newbie
Guys, The commado dagger is a unit "flash" worn by all ranks working with 3 Cdo Brigade. You may see a variety of ranks (ie Army/RN) wearing them - it does not mean the wearer is RM or even has passed the Commando Course - just that they have a job with Brigade (or used to - and didn't take it off when leaving!).

JFYI- In CS95 RM Commandos can be id'd by Green Beret / RM Cdo Shoulder titles. Army Ranks passing the All Arms Commando Course wear a red dagger on navy triangle patch on left arm (and a Green Beret with their own regimental badge).
 
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