royal marinewaiting times

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  1. does anybody know what the current royal marine waiting times are.Also if i have made an application to join submarine service and am at interview stage can i transfer to royal marines
  2. I once waited a very long time!!!!!!! the train was late! or so I was told! I heard a dit the other day that a young bootie in training was sent to the Troop Sgt for a longweight. He was told to go to the gym and the duty PTI would get him one. Probs still there!
    Anyone missing a Nod?
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Most people take around 8-9 months on average to join the Corps in the current climate, however timescales are getting longer as there are more applicants.

    You will get a definite yes/no at each stage of the process, for example, if you fail the Recruiting Test, it's a "No" at that stage- you can go no further. Likewise at interview, medical, PJFT & PRMC.

    To give you an idea (bearing in mind it varies from AFCO to AFCO & time of year):

    Submitting Application forms to Recruiting Test - typically about 4 to 6 weeks
    Passing test to medical- typically within two weeks of returning eyetest forms.
    Passing Medical to PJFT - up to 28 days
    Passing PJFT to Interview - usually 2 - 3 weeks
    Passing Interview to PRMC - usually 6-8 weeks
    Passing PRMC to entry- usually between 8 to 12 weeks

    Again, it is quite unusual for someone to 100% ready to attend PRMC from the outset - the "wake-up call" usually happens after you pass medical & if you have the luxury of attending a Royal Marines Acquaint Day before you request to attend a PRMC.

    Admininstration Tips to ensure your selection runs smoothly And as fast as possible:

    To ensure the earliest possible entry date, with regard the process aspects:

    Ú¤ FULLY complete & return application form to sit the recruiting test - Check Full postal addresses & contact details correct.

    Ú¤ Pass Recruiting Test

    Ú¤ Return FULLY completed Security Questionnaire & Medical Questionnaire - must be BLACK ink, covering a full 5 years of previous addresses of yourself & parents (& partner, if applicable)

    Ú¤ Return fully completed Application form (including references) Medical Questionnaire & Consent form. Remember to keep AFCO informed of changes in contact details or personal circumstances.

    Ú¤ Pass eyesight test (before medical)

    Ú¤ Pass Medical

    Ú¤ Ensure both references are completed & returned by your nominated referees- CHECK.

    Ú¤ Pass Pre-Joining Fitness Test

    Ú¤ Pass Selection Interview

    Ú¤ Pass PRMC

    Ú¤ Provide 2 X colour passport photographs.

    Ú¤ Return all completed entry documentation upon receipt- do not delay
  4. Waiting!! A good Royal Marine (Notice the capitals at the start of the Corps title there?) is always 5 minutes early. If you're still waiting you've missed the transport.
  5. That's nothing, I sent a lad for a large Spur-Lash once, he came back soaking!

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