Transfering from submarines to Royal Marines ?

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  1. Hi guys recently got my date for HMS Raleigh, october 2013, Joining as a warfare specialist submariner. Im only 17 and the marines is something i've always thought about but never really commited to. Dont get me wrong im 100% commited to the job i've got but im just wondering further down the line if its possible to transfer from the Royal Navy to the Royal Marines ?
  2. Learn to play the piccolo first.
  3. Possible, yes. Likely, no.
  4. On a boat, in a field. Gonna stink either way!
  5. On my first S boat back in the seventies we had one booty who transferred to boats and one dabber who transferred to booties. Only time I've heard of it so not that common.
  6. Being that you'll already be "warfare" trained, you should be able to commute between the two jobs!:thumbright: On the other hand if you are 100% commited to the job you have already got, how can you be thinking you may like to change?

    Anyway good luck either way.
  7. Jeez, the youth of today; not even in yet and wants to change.

    Why not just go back to the recruiting office and ask about joining the RM from the start?
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Spot on.

    The number of times people confuse the AFCO with a jobs supermarket, go the the "Finest Range" and wanna be Fast Jet Commando SBS Bomb-Disposal Dog-Handling Sniper Parachuting Surgeon Submariners (FJCSBSBDDHSPSS) all at the same time, truly beggars belief.

    It's made abundantly clear to all joiners that they should not join in the expectation of being able to transfer and it's strongly advised to join in the trade you want rather than one that gets you in quicker.

    Interestingly potential Royal Marines can currently complete selection and enter Recruit Training in easily less than 3 months if the individual is adequately prepared, but most people think that the fitness aspect arrives in a plain brown envelope, later in life.

  9. It doesnt? Bugger.
  10. I don't see a problem.

    Both have the word 'marine' in there!!!!

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