TA Commando to RMR.

ratt6809

Midshipman
Hi people,

Does anyone know as to wether you can go straight into the RMR after passing Commando training at a TA unit eg: 131 Commando engineers. Or would you have to do all the training again within the RMR? I only ask as I'm now too old to join the RMR as a recruit but can join the commando engineers and attempt the Commando course..(which dosent make sense to me considering the tests are the same?) although I respect any unit which does the course the Marines is where I would ideally like to be. Any advice/thoughts would be greatly appreciated....
 
If you join the TA Engineers you'll be an engineer after training. If you join the RMR you'll be an infantry soldier. Not exactly the same job, commando course or not.
 

ratt6809

Midshipman
Yeah I understand that it's not the same job dude. I want to know if there can be a transition from an Army Commando unit to the RMR. Although after training Engineers are specialists in whatever.., essentially they are still trained soldiers first and foremost surely? With the RMR being primarily infantry like you say, would a transfer be allowed as long as the Commando course had been passed? See where I'm coming from?
 

Blackrat

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
It may well be possible as you are a soldier first, tradesman second. It would help that you have passed the course, but you will have to have shit hot Infantry skills. Are you serving with 131 at the moment?
 
I get the feeling that he's not even commenced to process of joining the TA and is looking to see if he can transfer O/C is TA training. How old are you Ratty?

SM
 

ratt6809

Midshipman
35 mate. Too old for the RMR but just on the limit for 131.... Well providing i can get into 131 in the near future..(Alledgedly there are no vacancies at the moment and may not be for some time) and as soon as i hit 36 i'm f####d so time is against me with 131 as well...
 
We had a former SAS guy with us he had to go down to Lympstone in fact he was on our course, one would have thought his past training and ops he would have sailed in not good enough for Royal. I remember speed marching with him there he was holding two house bricks secret training I thought. Smart ass decided to fill every pouch with newspaper PS caught him out. Hence the speed marching with the bricks. He ended up in SBS demanding it is SBS or I am back with the paras. Bad feeling in the unit over that many had been waiting to be selected for SBS training.
 

Blackrat

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
35 mate. Too old for the RMR but just on the limit for 131.... Well providing i can get into 131 in the near future..(Alledgedly there are no vacancies at the moment and may not be for some time) and as soon as i hit 36 i'm f####d so time is against me with 131 as well...

Try the HAC. They're ******* good chaps. 2_Deck_Dash may be able to help. To be honest, i'd forget about 131 and the RMR unless you are going to go for selection now.
 

ratt6809

Midshipman
The HAC and the Commando petroleum troop are well out of my distance to travel unfortunately. I live near Birmingham so as the RMR have told me that i've got no chance whatsoever of joining, 131 is the only option that i got left....And as stated on previous posts the likelyhood of that happening is slim and is getting slimmer as the days go by.... Apparently i can't even join a normal TA unit and do the AACC for reserve forces as i've been told today that they won't allow you (or highly unlikely)to do so unless it is a requirement of the unit. In the grand scheme of things this is not looking good for me is it? :-(
 
I can think of easier badges to collect if that was the case mate. I got personal reasons for wanting to do this...

However strong your 'Personal reasons' may be you'll have to accept that these cannot overcome the unchangeable D of B of your 'Personal Profile'.

Face up to it that time and tide has passed you by on this one.

We all come to lament our lost youth so you'll just have to seek out an alternative challenge, with/without any badges.
 
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