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by bigdog
Thu 13 Aug, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Lets try this again.
Replies: 15
Views: 6054

A ten minute 2.4km is an embarrasment no matter what weight you are
by bigdog
Thu 04 Dec, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Boot bulling.
Replies: 12
Views: 2639

Come on Sarastro you know that every unit has to have their drill boots bulled. I actually find it quite theraputic, dvd, pizza, etc! Field boots and normal combat boots dont have to be bulled. Just clean and brush polished so that you look smart and soldier like. And what the hell is the 1st Rifles...
by bigdog
Thu 04 Dec, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: On Completion Of Training...
Replies: 7
Views: 2917

Ehat the hell is the 1st Rifles L.I?
by bigdog
Thu 04 Dec, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Is this going to be a problem?
Replies: 2
Views: 2094

No it wont be a problem. However to become a TA sponsored officer takes a lot of commitment and also takes over a year so im not sure how you will manage that when living part of the time so far away from the TA centre.
by bigdog
Thu 04 Sep, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: im back and i dont know if i should join.........
Replies: 11
Views: 3506

On a slightly different subject has anyone heard from rgj-rifleman? Did he make it through?
by bigdog
Wed 21 May, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: TA Joining & Training
Topic: Looking for advice from those in the know
Replies: 2
Views: 1975

1) Yes it will be a valid reason for joining. I joined the TA with them knowing full well I was going to Sandhurst and they could not have been more helpful. There was also a guy applying for RM officer, again with anyones blessing. 2) It is no problem to transfer to the army, however i can see that...
by bigdog
Sun 18 May, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: RAF to Royal Marines
Replies: 16
Views: 4105

The short service commission is still for four years. If you want to transfer you have several choices. There is a cadet at sandhurst who is an ex-marine. He did his minimum time in the Marines, got out, went to uni and is now at Sandhurst. There are a couple of Navy Officers who are transferring bu...
by bigdog
Thu 01 May, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 3 mile record
Replies: 11
Views: 2304

That's impressive, but I bet I could carry an 80 lb bergen further across Dartmoor than he could
Really! Done a lot of that have you?
by bigdog
Thu 01 May, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: At what stage is the Security Clearance now conducted?
Replies: 17
Views: 3935

li dinger bell, you are a tit.
A thread of rubbish written by you, dont embarrass yourself.
by bigdog
Thu 01 May, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Medical on selection?
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

You have to balance this. Dont tell them about a sore knee or anything but do be aware of the consequences if you are caught out later. If you lie about anything and get found out then its game over, and if you lie about anything, get halfway through training and something crops up that you have not...
by bigdog
Thu 01 May, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: knee probs
Replies: 23
Views: 3589

To be fair I Have seen guys with knee injuries being told to do squats. They initially start them unweighted with a swiss ball against a wall abd build from there.
by bigdog
Sat 26 Apr, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 3 CDO BDE to include 1 RIFLES
Replies: 39
Views: 8478

Maybe ask yourself how many bootnecks would queue up to put a perce badge on their uniform.

Well plenty wear wings.
Also the commando dagger is not a matelot badge.
by bigdog
Wed 23 Apr, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 3 CDO BDE to include 1 RIFLES
Replies: 39
Views: 8478

The AACC does not need to make people into bootnecks either. A Serjeant or Captain with four op tours under his belt does not need to go through the same training as a recruit walking off the street. They will have a wealth of experience which can only add to the brigade. There is alot of rubbish wr...
by bigdog
Wed 23 Apr, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: dragon skin body armor
Replies: 25
Views: 8727

Dont you think its a little early to be worrying about body armour? The stuff you use during training is different to the stuff you actually use on tour. It indeed wont stop a round as you wear it without the plates which can stop a round. When you realise how heavy they are then you will be happy y...
by bigdog
Fri 28 Mar, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 3 CDO BDE to include 1 RIFLES
Replies: 39
Views: 8478

The aim is to have all of 1 Rifles commando trained, although not until 2012 or thereabouts. It will compliment the other parts of 3 Commando Brigade and will not just be a "support battalion." The reason for the delay in becoming commando trained is that you cannot simply magic up a battalion of co...