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Regular Forces joining SBS?

#1 Post by Ares-God of War » Tue 04 Jan, 2011 7:01 pm

Hi Guys i was wondering if non-RMs can join the SBS, i dont think they can as RMs and SBS are so interconnected but i not sure.

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Re: Regular Forces joining SBS?

#2 Post by timex » Tue 04 Jan, 2011 7:37 pm

Anybody can now apply for SBS, rules changed a few yrs ago when everyone came under a single Command. (SAS, SBS and SRR)

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Re: Regular Forces joining SBS?

#3 Post by Ares-God of War » Wed 05 Jan, 2011 3:14 pm

Cheers Timex :) does the SBS still wear the RM uniform?



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Re: Regular Forces joining SBS?

#4 Post by timex » Wed 05 Jan, 2011 8:14 pm

The Royal Marines in SBS are still RM and as such come under RM dress regs, however they now have a different capbadge. Not sure if they wear the Globe and Laurel if they go back to the Corps.

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Re: Regular Forces joining SBS?

#5 Post by Rover » Thu 06 Jan, 2011 9:56 am

On the 18th November 2003 the Royal Marines Special Boat Service passed into history.

On that day the SBS became part of the now tri-service United Kingdom Special Forces. Comprising the SBS,SAS and the SRR.
Tri-service, as members from any branch of the UK armed forces could volunteer for that units selection course.

As a 'new' unit under a Royal Warrant the SBS had a new cap badge, lanyard, stable belt etc.
Royal Marines within the SBS retained their Lovats and Green Berets and in fact still attended the Junior and Senior Command Courses at CTC.

Should they leave the Special Forces and return to their parent unit, in this case the Royal Marines then they would wear the RM cap badge.

Initial selection after the briefing course, is run jointly by the SBS/SAS.
Upon attaining the level required to be 'badged' for the SAS those wishing to join the SBS have a few more months of selection to attain the standards required for the SBS.

You may also find this thread interesting:
http://www.militaryforums.co.uk/forums/ ... 74&t=22880

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Re: Regular Forces joining SBS?

#6 Post by Ares-God of War » Thu 06 Jan, 2011 3:39 pm

Very useful thank you, i havent seen that post before rover.



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