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by Jimbo
Mon 01 Dec, 2003 7:49 pm
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Perce plays at Bootie (and fails!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Perce plays at Bootie (and fails!)

TROOPS BOGGED DOWN PLAYING AT MARINES Nov 29 2003 From Tom Newton Dunn Defence Correspondent, In Basra AN Army bid to outdo their Navy commando rivals has been shelved - after an experiment went disastrously wrong. Top brass had hoped to equal the Royal Marines' expertise by developing their own amp...
by Jimbo
Mon 01 Dec, 2003 7:49 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Perce plays at Bootie (and fails!)
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Perce plays at Bootie (and fails!)

TROOPS BOGGED DOWN PLAYING AT MARINES Nov 29 2003 From Tom Newton Dunn Defence Correspondent, In Basra AN Army bid to outdo their Navy commando rivals has been shelved - after an experiment went disastrously wrong. Top brass had hoped to equal the Royal Marines' expertise by developing their own amp...
by Jimbo
Fri 21 Jun, 2002 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Will bootnecks be wearing lipstick soon?
Replies: 60
Views: 9043

As chad as that 21 Para site was it has given me an idea, perhaps those who frequent the once a marine site could also form a re-enactment society. We could for example call call it 69 Commando , we could recreate famous runs ashore from years gone by and have special "brown wings" badges ...
by Jimbo
Fri 21 Jun, 2002 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Will bootnecks be wearing lipstick soon?
Replies: 61
Views: 7853

As chad as that 21 Para site was it has given me an idea, perhaps those who frequent the once a marine site could also form a re-enactment society. We could for example call call it 69 Commando , we could recreate famous runs ashore from years gone by and have special "brown wings" badges ...
by Jimbo
Fri 31 May, 2002 4:27 pm
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Totty (?) in Green .........
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Well Capt Tattersall has finally done it, well done I suppose. undoubtably in some peples eyes it will devalue the green beret, however I believe that it goes to show that the course is more of a psycological than physical matter. I just hope that she did it fair and square and was not given any lea...
by Jimbo
Fri 31 May, 2002 4:27 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Totty (?) in Green .........
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Well Capt Tattersall has finally done it, well done I suppose. undoubtably in some peples eyes it will devalue the green beret, however I believe that it goes to show that the course is more of a psycological than physical matter. I just hope that she did it fair and square and was not given any lea...
by Jimbo
Thu 18 Apr, 2002 11:27 am
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Misc/general distincion
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Misc/general distincion

I`m finding it difficult to differentiate between the nature of the topics on the two message boards. They all seem to be on fairly similar subjects, therefore would it not be more effective to integrate the two to ensure maximum coverage for each post? Is this just me missing the point, or does it ...
by Jimbo
Thu 18 Apr, 2002 11:27 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Misc/general distincion
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Misc/general distincion

I`m finding it difficult to differentiate between the nature of the topics on the two message boards. They all seem to be on fairly similar subjects, therefore would it not be more effective to integrate the two to ensure maximum coverage for each post? Is this just me missing the point, or does it ...
by Jimbo
Mon 15 Apr, 2002 1:13 am
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: RM reserves, good or bad thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 7708

Just a small point to bear in mind, From an initial intake of 68, I was the only bloke to pass out. The RMR is not an easy option, if you want to serve with the corps and have the option go regular, if you doubt the dedication and determination of RMR personel consider the above, such small numbers ...
by Jimbo
Mon 15 Apr, 2002 1:13 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: RM reserves, good or bad thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 6000

Just a small point to bear in mind, From an initial intake of 68, I was the only bloke to pass out. The RMR is not an easy option, if you want to serve with the corps and have the option go regular, if you doubt the dedication and determination of RMR personel consider the above, such small numbers ...
by Jimbo
Fri 15 Mar, 2002 8:21 pm
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: RM reserves, good or bad thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 7708

Reference the second part of your question, your argument that the "downsizing" of battles negates the need for reserve forces is extremly blinkered. The corps has an extremely wide range of responsibilities, and are currently short on numbers, and as result already overstretched. Enter in...
by Jimbo
Fri 15 Mar, 2002 8:21 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: RM reserves, good or bad thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 6000

Reference the second part of your question, your argument that the "downsizing" of battles negates the need for reserve forces is extremly blinkered. The corps has an extremely wide range of responsibilities, and are currently short on numbers, and as result already overstretched. Enter in...
by Jimbo
Fri 15 Mar, 2002 7:53 pm
Forum: RM General Discussion
Topic: Can RMR personel join SBS?
Replies: 8
Views: 4020

Statistic, don`t worry the comment was not aimed at you or anybody in specific, you were activly seeking some genuine info as opposed to making your own conclusions...sod all wrong with that mate.
by Jimbo
Fri 15 Mar, 2002 7:53 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Can RMR personel join SBS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2399

Statistic, don`t worry the comment was not aimed at you or anybody in specific, you were activly seeking some genuine info as opposed to making your own conclusions...sod all wrong with that mate.
by Jimbo
Thu 14 Mar, 2002 7:46 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Can RMR personel join SBS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2399

"R Sqn (23 SAS) prepare for selection as TA but do exactly the same SAS Selection course (At the same time as everyone else) there is or are no conscessions made in their favour..." Cheers for clearing that one Bulldog, Its reasuring to learn that there are no shortcuts to special forces. ...