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by Stix@CTC
Sun 01 Apr, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Royal Marines Bands
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: Royal Marines Bands

Why are there never any posts about the RM band service? At the moment I look at this site, plus ABRSM forums, but I've got some more specific questions? Can anyone answer some (pretty basic) questions? Are they primarily soldiers or musicians? Roughly how is the time divided between the two? Do yo...
by Stix@CTC
Sun 18 Mar, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Women Marines
Replies: 57
Views: 6939

Re: Women Marines

I've just finished reading an article about a female officer who passed the Commando course, then went on to serve in a unit? Served in a Unit eh? I'd check your info before you start a thread if I were you. She had three attempts at the course. I will not say why she failed the first two as this i...
by Stix@CTC
Tue 13 Mar, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: PRMC 3 miler
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

I provide saftey cover for the PRMC 3 miler most weeks. I do this in a mini bus which of course has a mileometer. I can absolutely confirm that the 3 mile run is 3 miles long, as it is the same route as the RM BFT. Like wise, during RT the 6 miler is 6 miles and the 9 miler is 9 miles. And guess wha...
by Stix@CTC
Mon 04 Dec, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: MARINES BRUTE CAMP
Replies: 54
Views: 4978

As the lad was tied to the bed, covered in boot polish and red raw from being flicked with a wet towel he was heard to of said:-

"If this is what its like joining the Band, whats it like training to be a Commando?"

:D
by Stix@CTC
Sun 06 Aug, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Hollywood Troop
Replies: 38
Views: 5758

Spoke to the C.O. this week and he told me it looks like the working title of "Sea Soldiers" has been dropped. "Bootnecks" is going to replace it - although that may change by next year. Rough edits have been seen of early episodes and they "look promising".
by Stix@CTC
Tue 25 Jul, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: The old Thunderbirds movie
Replies: 17
Views: 1858

The overriding factor in choosing Kings Squad Pass Out music is wheather it will fit in with the existing Parade format. Military music is measured in 16 and 8 bar phrases and so if a troop has a particular request (that is available) the band do try to accomodate, as long as it doesn't have a knock...
by Stix@CTC
Tue 25 Apr, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: RM Aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 2748

All military helicopter pilots of all services learn to fly fixed wing first. Its a basic requirement. Gazelles have now left service (winter 05/06) so its Lynx and Sea King only at the moment. By the time you get there though there will be the Merlin. There are at present 3 RM Harrier pilots. All s...
by Stix@CTC
Fri 17 Mar, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: n00b question #2
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Four-Two Four-Five Forty Log regt HQ 'n' Squigs Two-nine Five-Nine Poole Es Bee etc etc etc Whoops sorry Doc your out of touch, Log regt - Logs HQ 'n' Squigs - CSG and now of course FPG, is Fleet Support group RM. Or the Northern Penial Colony! :lol: Squigs was renamed HQLF Commando Support Group a...
by Stix@CTC
Fri 17 Mar, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: kings badge and commando medal
Replies: 14
Views: 5551

Come on lads, he asked a sensible question, so give him a sensible answer. And if you don't know what your talking about shut up. If you don't learn that one none of you will pass out of training. Until recently, a recruit straight out of training had to wait 12 months before becoming a candidate fo...
by Stix@CTC
Fri 24 Feb, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 30 or 32 weeks?
Replies: 12
Views: 1512

Shrek The Royal

aka Sneaky Beaky

Still hiding in the shadows are we? Come on show yourself. I'm sure we have met?
by Stix@CTC
Fri 24 Feb, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 30 or 32 weeks?
Replies: 12
Views: 1512

Well lets not be picky.

You should be able to find out whats going on very soon as they are going to do PRMC's on your side of the Pond.

You heard it here first!
by Stix@CTC
Tue 21 Feb, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 30 or 32 weeks?
Replies: 12
Views: 1512

There is a few things that are included now that didn't used to happen.

Advanture training add a couple of days. Think they also get an extra long weekend now too. They used to work weekends which they now don't so it all adds up. Nothing major - gives you two weeks recovery time too!
by Stix@CTC
Tue 21 Feb, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: 30 or 32 weeks?
Replies: 12
Views: 1512

Training is now 32 weeks.

Changed from 30 about 18 months ago
by Stix@CTC
Mon 05 Dec, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: RM Acquaint- Norway
Replies: 20
Views: 3170

Just don't go forgetting the first rule of Artic Warfare


ALL TOGETHER NOW..................
by Stix@CTC
Sun 27 Nov, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Royal Marines Initiation - sprog olympics
Replies: 57
Views: 9927

No, Sunnybridge with the JCC Tuesday fornoon :cry: :cry: :cry: