Hi to all,
Im currently looking into RMR and was wondering if I could get some input from anyone that had done it.
Im mainly interested in how long it takes to get your green beret and once qualified what are the chances for deployment? Is the training actually the same?
Im not ex forces so I wont pretend to be. And also Im modplod at da mo and has anyone else had to balance reserves with their job in the police.
Any information would be greatly appreciated
Ben PM Me and i'll try and help.
If you are not already aware that there is another forum with the info you need it is PRMC - Join the Royal Marines - Unofficial Site also The Navy Net: Rum Ration Navy Net Home there is a load of good info on the website plus there will be someone on the forum who will be a trained rank and also in the Police.
rmr you get all the profs and none of the dips in my experience. hence im joining the rmr when i leave the regs in december. the lads i worked with on herrick 9 were mostly good lads and they seemed to have the option of whichever tours they wanted
I know that's the whole point of the reserves but I'm just trying to way it up against the t.a.
Still deciding between the two
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the RMR lads I met on herrick 7 were pretty good...it's true that they get all the profs and less of the dips....for instance its easier for them to get on courses such as recce/snipes/jumps....and easier for them to get on back to back tours....
plus when i went to the jungle i had to spend weeks on a boat being seen off by matelots - the rmr flew in!!!proffers!!!
Now thats interesting cos i wud of thought the opposite wud be true. how lng dus it take to get onto one of thos courses?
I no it sounds like trying to run before learning to walk but im just curious.
Mate I'm an ex-regular Bootneck, and now I'm in the RMR (and I've trained both at one level or another).
My advice to you if you want to be a soldier is to join the regular Corps. If that is really going to ruin your life then by all means go for the RMR, but you will need to take it seriously, and put the time and effort in if you want to pass out and become a competent soldier. Training part-time will take you over a year to qualify (if memory serves), and will take up extended periods down as CTCRM as well as plenty of weekends. You won't quite cover everything that the lads do in the regular Corps (because they are at it 6 -7 days a week for eight months, and to cover all that part time would take years), but you will do the most important stuff, and will have to pass the Commando tests in exactly the same way (you refine your skills when you work with the regular Corps).
Most of the lads in the RMR treat it as a second job, and take it very seriously. If you are not prepared to put the time or effort in, over a number of years, including time/operations away with the regular Corps, then maybe you should look at the TA instead (because in the RMR you would be part of the Corps and would be expected to strive for and maintain the standards set by the Corps).
Good luck in whatever you decide to do.
I agree with Bootneck86. If you want to be part of the corps go regular. Trust me it won’t ruin your life. All depends on your home commitments as well. It’s a good life and even if you only do a short stint then you’ll have gained so much more from it. RMR ,if you’re swaying more that way then the chances for deployment and actually getting to fulfil your role are greater. TA has had massive cut backs, like everywhere, but it’s quite harder to get on a tour and courses.