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Royal marines drop out rate?

#1 Post by wato212 » Tue 10 May, 2005 9:19 pm

Just out of curiosity, I was wondering what the average drop out rate was in royal marines training. I.E how many people normally pass the 32 weeks.

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#2 Post by Jesse » Tue 10 May, 2005 9:26 pm

Only 1/4 passes out on time. Most quit but many get injured as well.

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#3 Post by slaphead_17 » Tue 10 May, 2005 10:21 pm

What sort of people end up quitting and why?

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#4 Post by dalo » Tue 10 May, 2005 10:31 pm

There is lots of reasons, its not always that they find it too hard. They might just find that RM life isnt what they thought it would be and decide to quit.
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#5 Post by wato212 » Tue 10 May, 2005 11:23 pm

So on average 75% fail the course? That seems a very low pass out rate, I read somewhere that it was 50% pass the training course.

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#6 Post by Winnie » Wed 11 May, 2005 12:06 am

put it this way 0.01% of the country can get in the Royal Marines, 0.005% can pass out... pretty low percentage pass out with the original troop...

And when i was there i think they said the rate was 40% pass 60% drop out... pretty bad.. :lol:

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#7 Post by wato212 » Wed 11 May, 2005 8:08 am

Thanks for all the replies, is it just me or does the low pass out rate make it all that more appealing. What I mean is the low pass out rate should frighten me, but it doesn't it just makes me want to be part of the royal marines even more.

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#8 Post by Jascar » Wed 11 May, 2005 8:35 am

RM.Nod05 wrote:put it this way 0.01% of the country can get in the Royal Marines
And the commonwealth, too.

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#9 Post by speed freek » Wed 11 May, 2005 1:58 pm

Jesse wrote:Only 1/4 passes out on time. Most quit but many get injured as well.

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Jesse said only 1/4 pass out ON TIME, another 1/4 probably go into hunter and pass out at a later date which means overall its probably around 50% maybe a little higher or lower i guess it changes with each troop.

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#10 Post by cliffchallanger » Thu 12 May, 2005 5:02 pm

sure the royal marines say 99.9% need not apply thats kind of a clue on how hard it will be, i cant wait to have a shot at it. with the proper preperation for it im bound to get close to the end :D

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#11 Post by friendlyfireaintfriendly » Thu 12 May, 2005 6:17 pm

Im surprised how high the dropout rate is actually. I would have thought that once past the selection drop out is reasonably low, i mean you go to all the trouble of PRMC/POC and any other stuff all that work and years of training and then you just....give up? i mean some people will definitey think "this isnt what i want from life" but i just dont get how you could do that to yourself (or how you would feel afterwards)

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#12 Post by Doc » Thu 12 May, 2005 6:20 pm

aahhh the voice of experience

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#13 Post by GGHT » Thu 12 May, 2005 11:51 pm

Another thing i've noticed is the amount of recruits who seem eager to come out after the minimum 3 years, know of or heard of at least half a dozen in my area. There's an uplifting thought for ya!

Seems small percentage for passing out though.

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#14 Post by druadan » Sat 14 May, 2005 12:25 pm

50% is quite high for such a long period of training. At the end of the day selection is only a few days, when you're living and breathing the Corps for 8 months straight it's a slightly different story. Lads leave because they find it too hard (or they aren't hard enough to cope with it), personal problems (strain on relationships or whatever), injury leading to MD, and so on. Most troops pass out with around half the number of nods they started with, normally about 2/3 of that half are originals. 883 was the biggest troop to pass out for a while, with 25 out of 52 originals and I think 8 back troopers.

And 0.005% of the 200 million living in Britain is 10,000 - twice the size of the Corps. So maybe there is an element of truth in the saying.

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#15 Post by Ghost » Sat 14 May, 2005 4:22 pm

druadan wrote:And 0.005% of the 200 million living in Britain is 10,000 - twice the size of the Corps. So maybe there is an element of truth in the saying.
Umm... last tiem I checked there's about 60 million people living in the UK. There's only 250 million in the US.

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