tommy_mod, you asked the same question under the heading "training" did that not answer your question? do you really think you can cut the mustard as an officer if the answer is no?
NZ, my old mucker - hold up a mo!! I resent that alleged slur upon my otherwise whiter-than-whites!NZ_Bootneck said:You would be surprised what they get up to in the ossifers mess, mate they don't call em Pigs for nothing.hsmith said:Hello,
I am currently an undergraduate at Warwick university and I am seriously considering a carrer in the Royal Marines. I am more interested in joining as a Royal Marine Commando, as opposed to an officer, as the lifestyle seems to be more in line with what it is that I am after in a job. I was just wondering whether many graduates apply for this position; would I be somewhat of an oddity? Ultimately, considering the fact that to be a commando no formal educational qualifications are neccasary, do you come across many commandos who have a good degree from a good university.
Any comments would be much appreciated.
But if you want to go that route and then try forCorps Commish,best of luck :mrgreen: Quite a civilised post for me :shock:
Acelot,ocelot said:Hey there guys. I am looking at going in to the royal marines this year, and have been reading up a fair bit on fitness levels/ tips etc, however i was wondering if anyone could give me the general rundown of what is included in the initial medical exam? Ive heard stories of people failing the medical for problems they weren't even aware of, and obv i wanna make sure i get everything sorted before the medical!
Any help would be much appreciated.
If you look through earlier responses to the question, "Should I finish my education first, and then ... ?", then you will find that the general consensus has always been - "Finish Your Education First"
You probably would get a bit of stick for your media degree, just as you would if you were a plumber, or a mathmetician, or a shop assistant, or were from any of a million other backgrounds - it goes with the job! I believe that there are still Writers in the Royals (someone will no doubt correct me if I am wrong!).
Remember that only 1% make it through. It takes guts and determination to get past the first bit, and gets harder from there on in.
I joined for the sex and the travel, and was totally and utterly fcuked for the first 9 months. Joined the Prostitutes Club,did my 50 jumps, and then got shipped out to various parts of the globe, only to be shot at and shelled, shat on from a great height, fcuked by the crabs because they didn't turn up, so we had to yomp another 100 clicks to a new RV to be picked up by Andrew.
However, It is a great life, and if you don't expect too much, you will not be disappointed! It is not a life of Gung-Ho and glamour, if that's what you are looking for, you are looking at the wrong outfit!
If you want a career as a PROFESSIONAL SOLDIER there is only one to aim for, and that is to try out to see if you have what it takes to join the family of Royals. On the other hand, if you are looking for something more in line with your degree, you might like to have a look at Intel-gathering with the Sneakies - Nah, second thoughts, they don't exist as they were only figments of the mind of an over-active reporter back in '82!
You seriously think that a detailed list of questions should be given out? Do you cheat on your degree coursework by obtaining your phase test questions beforehand?
However it turns out, good luck and we wish you well.
There are Old Royals, and there are Bold Royals, there ain't many Old, Bold Royals!Guyver said:Thanks,
Don't mean to be assuming about your age or anything - even if you are an OLD sea dog - but did you serve in the Falklands ? Sounds like you're referring to it in the' bold ' ...
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