Royal Marines Pilot?

Hi my name is Gareth and i'm new to the Rum Ration Forum :D

I just need someone to clarifiy this for me please.

Do the Royal Marines have Pilots?

If so are they part of the Fleet Air Arm?

Do some of them fly Fast Jets?

Thanks for your time and help! :D :D :D
 
Haha thanks very much for relpying :D

I never knew the RM had Fast Jet Pilots 8O what is the proceedure for becoming a Royal Marines Pilot?

Are they Commandos?

What kind of Attack Aircraft do they fly? :D


Thanks again! :D :lol: :D :lol: :D
 
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guestm

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Gareth1994 said:
Haha thanks very much for relpying :D

I never new the RM had Fast Jet Pilots 8O what is the proceedure for becoming a Royal Marines Pilot?

Are they Commandos?

What kind of Attack Aircraft do they fly? :D


Thanks again! :D :lol: :D :lol: :D

The RM won't have any fast jet pilots come April.

1. Join the Royal Marines, as an Officer if you want to be a stick monkey sooner.

2. Yes, as with all Royal Marines.

3. RM have pilots cuting around on Merlin, SeaKing, Lynx, Gazelle, Harrier and, I believe, soon to be one on Apache.
 

WreckerL

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Montigny-La-Palisse said:
Gareth1994 said:
Haha thanks very much for relpying :D

I never new the RM had Fast Jet Pilots 8O what is the proceedure for becoming a Royal Marines Pilot?

Are they Commandos?

What kind of Attack Aircraft do they fly? :D


Thanks again! :D :lol: :D :lol: :D

The RM won't have any fast jet pilots come April.

1. Join the Royal Marines, as an Officer if you want to be a stick monkey sooner.

2. Yes, as with all Royal Marines.
3. RM have pilots cuting around on Merlin, SeaKing, Lynx, Gazelle, Harrier and, I believe, soon to be one on Apache.

Stand fast bandies
 
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guestm

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WreckerL said:
Montigny-La-Palisse said:
Gareth1994 said:
Haha thanks very much for relpying :D

I never new the RM had Fast Jet Pilots 8O what is the proceedure for becoming a Royal Marines Pilot?

Are they Commandos?

What kind of Attack Aircraft do they fly? :D


Thanks again! :D :lol: :D :lol: :D

The RM won't have any fast jet pilots come April.

1. Join the Royal Marines, as an Officer if you want to be a stick monkey sooner.

2. Yes, as with all Royal Marines.
3. RM have pilots cuting around on Merlin, SeaKing, Lynx, Gazelle, Harrier and, I believe, soon to be one on Apache.

Stand fast bandies

Bandies don't need no green lid. You simply don't fuck with a man armed with a tuba.
 

sgtpepperband

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Montigny-La-Palisse said:
...Bandies don't need no green lid. You simply don't fuck with a man armed with a tuba.

Exactly. To carry full field kit, weapons and ammo is a piece of piss. But to drag a glockenspiel into battle - and in step - is hoofing. Ãœber nails, in fact...

:salut:
 

Asst_Ed

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Gareth1994 said:
Thank you guys for all your feedback. :)

What Type of Aircraft do the Royal Marines fly? as in the Aircraft model?

Thanks :eek:

Harriers (for about three more weeks) and Sea Kings presently - can't remember the green beret I met a couple of times in jump jet world, but Capt Damien May was very active at 771.

Not sure if there are any Royals flying on 847. I'd be surprised if there wasn't one.

There are also RM aircrewmen on Junglies - and that ain't an easy job...

Of course, all Royal Marines can fly. They just flap their arms and, such is their superhuman strength, they take off...
 

Ninja_Stoker

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It's probably worth pointing out, in order to manage realistic, achievable aspirations that the only assured way of becoming a pilot is by joining as one, likewise those who want to be a Commando above all else, should join as a Royal Marine primarily.

Having spoken with one of AIB's key figures earlier today, the current reality is that the prospect of being an RN fast jet pilot is virtually nil at present & anyone aspiring to join as an RN pilot should expect to be streamed rotary wing only for the time being.

The same goes for Royal Marines, but whilst theoretically achievable & perhaps long term goal, there are 'easier' routes to becoming a Commando trained helicopter pilot - ie join as RN & hope to undergo all-arms Commando. If you fail the latter, you'll still be the former. If you try it the other way around & fail RM YO training, you'll just be a civilian without a helicopter driving licence.
 

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