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Royal Marine to SAS Air Troop

123456

Newbie
i understand that Royal Marines can join the SAS and also the Air Troop I'm just wandering, is it unheard of or rare for a Marine to join the Air Troop after selection?
Thanks
 

Sumo

War Hero
What about the SBS?
But before that, there is a small issues of attaining your green beret, then being selected as a special, not every one makes it?
 
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mikh

MIA
The SAS and SBS will take suitable candidate from all arms of the UK Armed Forces, the initial phase of selection is now a joint operation between the two, with the choice which way to go only given after passing initial selection. (easily found on the internet).

Now given that you would first have to pass selection for the RM, then complete the 32 weeks training, which in its self if very far from a given (Ninja, have you got the figures on % who fail initial selection, and how many of those that get to Lympstone actually get a green lid) I think planning for going UKSF is getting a little ahead of yourself.
 

Sumo

War Hero
May be he should look at Navy Seals, delta force & the rangers as a back up plan, but good luck you have chosen a hard path that not many achieve?
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
RM selection varies, but in my AFCO about one in eight pass selection and start recruit training. Around half pass out.
 

Sumo

War Hero
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RM selection varies, but in my AFCO about one in eight pass selection and start recruit training. Around half pass out.
About 1 in 16 get the green beret? From application, then there is selection and failure rate of specials selection? Good luck
 

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
While its tempting to admire the sheer balls of the original poster, the chances of him making it through RM acquaint, CTCRM, time in a rifle Coy then Selection then into a specific troop is about as likely as my being the next Queen of England.
 

Sumo

War Hero
While its tempting to admire the sheer balls of the original poster, the chances of him making it through RM acquaint, CTCRM, time in a rifle Coy then Selection then into a specific troop is about as likely as my being the next Queen of England.
Your Majesty you look so different, how times have changed:eek:
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Do you have the numbers for successful SAS/SBS transfers from what already is an Elite group?
We don't have much as regular service UKSF & SBS(R) is not direct entry (apart from SF re-entrants).

The regular UKSF is made up of 37% Royal Marines, which ain't bad when one considers the Royal Marines number only 7000 (ish).
 

mikh

MIA
So, 6.25% of applicants get their green lid, if the op manages it that far, he will be well on the way to UKSF, but by no means is it a given he will pass selection IF he gets his lid, especially given that he came onto RR to ask the question rather than do a little research on the interweb, shows a lack of initiative, something I believe is required in spades to get the flying/wavy dagger beret badge
 

exJenny

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
So, 6.25% of applicants get their green lid, if the op manages it that far, he will be well on the way to UKSF, but by no means is it a given he will pass selection IF he gets his lid, especially given that he came onto RR to ask the question rather than do a little research on the interweb, shows a lack of initiative, something I believe is required in spades to get the flying/wavy dagger beret badge

It's either initiative or an eBay account.
 
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