Transfering from RN to RM

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  1. I am currently undertaking my phase 1 training at HMS raleigh and am considering moving to the RM. I have spoken to my DI, he seems to think that I would have to PVR and then re-apply to join the RM. I would be massivley dissapointed as I cant really afford to wait around for months again to get entry. Does anyone know if this is correct? If so, how long is the average wait to get in?
  2. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    I believe he is correct, you would have to complete training and then the relevant return of service for your branch specialisation before being able to transfer. Ninja_Stoker is probably the man to give you the 100% right answer, no doubt he will be along at some point to help. Welcome by the way.
  3. I would also imagine that if your current chosen branch is short it would be blocked by drafting anyway.
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Hello Evo,

    Welcome to the site.

    If your Divisional Officer is advising you to submit PVR, then it would suggest you are in what is termed a "shortage category" branch, as stated by Momo.

    Before you go down the PVR track you should be interviewed by the Personnel Selection Officer (PSO) who will give you the current status with regard the feasibility of getting "Manning Clearance" from your current branch for an "in-service" transfer. Whereas it may seem logical to simply transfer, it's purely a question of cost, as dictated by the "bean counters".

    You also signed the following declaration when you joined:

    Form S3049 RN
    Revised DNR Sept 06 Part 5 - Declaration by Candidate Continued

    I certify that:

    a) The Careers Adviser has informed me of the various branches and specialisations that I can enter and that once I have entered there is no possibility of changing my mind and try to transfer to a different branch. However, I understand that the service may transfer me to any branch that assumes the functions of the branch which I first entered. I am content with my branch of choice and have chosen to enter as:

    [align=center]YOUR BRANCH[/align]

    b) The terms and conditions of service in this rank have been explained to me and I understand them. I have not been persuaded to join by any other offer

    Candidate’s Signature Date

    Signature Witness 1 Rank

    Should you rejoin as a Royal Marine, you no longer have the option to submit PVR & must complete Commando Training (32 weeks minimum), then 2.5 years return of service before you can submit 12 months notice.

    Once you PVR from the RN, there's often a caveat attached stating that you may not re-apply for "x" amount of months. (Sometimes it's two years or more)

    Assuming you are 100% fit & ready to go for PRMC & approval is granted for you to re-enter then it typically takes 3-4 months to complete the selection process again and physically start Commando Training.

    Good luck!
  5. I'm in training with an ex-matelot stoker: he had to put in two years with the navy before being allowed to transfer across I'm afraid.
  6. thanks for the advice, I am pretty gutted. I will follow it up as much as I can though
  7. When I was in training, the heady days of '79 (132Tp THE Kings Squad), we had a young thruster rebadge from the RN, so it can and has been done in the ancient days of yore. Jesus can I take this Stock off now Corporal?

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