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 Royal Marines
There are three Royal Marines Commando infantry units in the Brigade: 40 Commando located at Norton Manor near Taunton in Somerset, 42 Commando at Bickleigh, near Plymouth, Devon, and 45 Commando at Arbroath on the east coast of Scotland.
Until recently, Commando Units were structured similarly to Army battalions, but beginning in the late1990s, Commando units were reorganised to meet the new challenges present after the end of the Cold War, and their formation structure and equipment now differs from that of British Army infantry battalions.
Commandos were first raised from the British Army as elite forces to be used in raiding operations and to seize particularly tough objectives in larger operations.
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 Encyclopedia: Royal Marines
As their uniforms were the blue of the Royal Regiment of Artillery this group was nicknamed the "Blue Marines" and the infantry element, who wore the scarlet uniforms of the British infantry, became known as the "Red Marines", often given the derogatory nickname "Lobsters" by ordinary sailors.
Marine officers, unlike their counterparts in the regular army or navy, faced obstacles when trying to climb the social ladder, as officers in the marine corps were widely perceived as failures unable to obtain commissions in the army.
Commando Training Wing: This is the initial basic commando training section for new recruits to the Royal Marines, and also provides the commando training for members of other units attached to 3 Commando Brigade.
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 British Commandos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Commandos were first formed by the Army in June 1940 during World War II as a well-armed but unregimented raider force employing unconventional and irregular tactics to assault, disrupt and reconnoitre the enemy in mainland Europe and Scandinavia.
The British Army Commandos themselves were never regimented and were disbanded at the end of the war while the Royal Marines Commandos continued, though in smaller numbers and with much reorganisation.
Royal Marines recruits undergo a 32 week course at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, Lympstone, while 29 Commando and 59 Commando recruits train at or from their regimental bases in Plymouth and Barnstable respectively.
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 Royal Marines Commando ::
This policy of 'Imperial Policing' took the Marines from the bombardment of Algiers in 1816, to the Ashanti Wars, to the destruction of the Turkish fleet at Navarino in 1827, and on to the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War in 1854.
Royal Marines also took part in some of the famous actions ashore, being present at Gallipoli, and winning honours for their bravery at the raid on Zeebrugge.
The role of CTCRM is to train officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Royal Marines in all stages of Infantry and Commando skills.
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 Royal Air Force Officer Careers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Royal Marines commandos are therefore trained to exceptionally high standards for front-line combat duties, often in hostile environmental conditions.
Many Royal Marines gain qualifications and experience as part of their work that are acceptable to civilian employers.
The Royal Marines go wherever they are needed around the globe, so you must be ready to move at short notice to any area of crisis and prepared to face challenging combat situations in a very wide range of climatic conditions, from jungles and deserts to the Arctic.
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 Richard Griffiths
This is undertaken at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines at Lympstone, Devon in the West of England.
The Royal Marines are one of the oldest units in the British Forces, formed in 1664 from the trained bands of London.
Currently, Royal Marines are serving all round the globe from Afghanistan to Bosnia and from Northern Ireland to the United States as well as on board HM Ships deployed worldwide.
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 Royal Navy: History - CTCRM
The origins of the modern day Commando Training Centre can be traced back to 1939, when the Corps expanded prior to the Second World War, resulting in the original camp being built for the training of reservists, and initially called the Royal Marines Reserve Depot.
The Commando School at Archnacarry in Scotland closed with the responsibility transferring to the Royal Marines Training Group at Tywyn in Wales.
Today CTCRM provides for all aspects of new entry training and continuation courses within one establishment, ensuring the highest standards are maintained, so guaranteeing the Royal Marines Command has personnel for its major manoeuvre element, 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines and other operational units.
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 The Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, Lympstone, Devon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Royal Marines links within the surrounding communities are strong and a large number of former members of the Corps live in the area where they participate in many local activities.
Many of the Royal Marines who live in the local area play an active part in the multitude of activities which are all part of the local community.
The Royal Marines at Lympstone strongly recognise the requirement to safeguard the flora, fauna and wildlife of the Commons and the local area in general.
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 Armed Forces - Royal Navy - n7a1 - The Royal Marines - Summary - Locations - Special Boat Service (SBS) - Comacchio ...
The Royal Marines number approximately 500 officers and 5,400 men and, since the end of the Cold War, especially in recent years, the Corps appears to have reverted to its traditional role of being ready for operations anywhere in the world.
This is undertaken at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines at Lympstone in UK’s West Country, not far from Dartmoor.
However, the bulk of the manpower of the Royal Marines is grouped in battalion-sized organisations known as Commandos (Cdo).
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 Special Air Service - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Regiment's role was expanded to bodyguard training, counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism.
It was common for SAS trained soldiers to serve with 14 Intelligence Company (known colloquially as 14 Int or often simply as The Det because its members were volunteers who were detached from other units).
Sniping - all SAS snipers are trained by the Royal Marines at the Sniper course at CTCRM (Commando Training Centre Royal Marines), and
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Whilst under training at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines he was awarded the PT Superior, for being one of the best recruits in PT sessions in the first 15 weeks of training.
On completion of training he was awarded the PT Medal for being the most physically fit recruit in the troop at PT throughout the whole of training.
Whilst serving in Commando Training Centre he trained over 250 Royal Marines Commandos for duty before he was drafted as a PTI with Special Forces serving with them for two years.
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 British marines train at Fort A.P. Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Packing up and deploying a non-deployable unit can be a tall order, but that was the task facing the British Commando Training Centre Royal Marines when the widespread outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the English countryside denied the outfit access to their traditional training lands.
The 30-week Commando Training Course for raw recruits is the longest course in the British military.
The first of the British Royal Marine recruits to finish training in America were packing up their rucksacks and trying to grab some final rays of sunshine this week before they had to make the trip back across the big pond to England.
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 TA Commandos
The TA commando units in the South West, 383 Commando Petroleum Troop and 131 Independent Commando, are both based in Plymouth, with key roles in support of the Royal Logistic Corps and The Royal Engineers respectively.
Training is conducted at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines Lympstone near Exmouth in Devon.
Navy and Army ranks who are to serve with the Brigade generally complete the All Arms Commando Course (AACC) this comprises the same four weeks training as the Royal Marines with an additional short basic infantry skills phase.
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 29 Cdo Regt RA - Training   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
All Commando Gunners are qualified as Commando and are Arctic Warfare, Helicopter and Amphibious Assault trained.
Commando Training is demanding both mentally and physically.
To earn the right to wear the green beret of the commando you will have to pass the All Arms Commando Course at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, a course which takes men to their limits.
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 Making of a Commando by Second Lieutenant S G Linton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Another facet of the training at CTCRM is the number of training exercises and the periods spent living in the field.
In essence, this is what being a Commando is about; being able to operate independently for prolonged periods without any contact with your parent unit.
After six months of rigorous training, we arrived in the middle of winter and nearer to the big one, the Commando Course.
www.jdfmil.org /info/publications/alert00/makcommando.htm   (886 words)

 :: MF&T - Royal Marine Articles ::
For related questions and answers or to ask a question yourself you can Register on the Royal Marines Forum where you will find serving and ex service Royal Marines willing to help.
PRMC is a three-day selection course run at CTCRM (Commando Training Centre Royal Marines) near Lympstone in the south west of England that allows the Royal Marines to screen suitable candidates as well as allows those candidates to get a glimpse of what the Corps does and what training is really like.
So my advice would be to train in a more general fashion than just working on the set standards that are mentioned in the PRMC fitness guide.
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 BBC - Cambridgeshire - Features - Muscling in with the Marines
The Royal Marine Commando Display Team descended on Soham Village College in a bid to promote health and fitness and perhaps even i.d.
This is undertaken at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines at Lympstone, Devon.
Health, fitness and a minute insight into the world of the Marines was the order of the day…but fast fun was a generous by-product enjoyed by all.
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 Bedford School - Ex Pupil awarded Green Beret
The Royal Marines are part of the Royal Navy (the Navy's "sea soldiers") and provide ready, capable, deployable and sustainable forces for operations worldwide.
3 Commando Brigade is a core component of the UK's Joint Rapid Reaction Force and together with the Royal Navy's amphibious ships, the Brigade represents a highly mobile, self-sustained and versatile organisation.
The Green Beret has been the distinctive hallmark of Commando troops since World War 2, indicating that those who wear it have attended and passed a gruelling and physically demanding test of endurance, by displaying the Commando qualities of unselfishness, cheerfulness under adversity, courage, determination and high professional standards.
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 Sgt Bob Henderson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sergeant Robert Henderson joined the Royal Marines in June 1989 and was drafted to 42 Commando Royal Marines after he successfully completed Commando training in February 1990.
In 1997 he attended the Junior Command Course at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines and was awarded the 'Leatherneck Trophy' for coming top of the course.
Returning to 42 Commando Royal Marines Sgt Henderson was again deployed to Norway for a third time and shortly after, completed his second tour in Northern Ireland.
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 BBC NEWS | England | Devon | Funeral held for Marines skydiver
A full military funeral for a Royal Marines skydiving champion who died with three others in a plane crash has taken place in Devon.
He joined the Royal Marines as an officer aged 18 in 1978, and at the time of his death was responsible for co-ordinating Royal Marine recruitment training policy.
Royal Marines Brigadier Garry Robison said: "Major Mike Wills was the epitome of a Royal Marines Officer.
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 Navy News - News Desk - News - First woman wins Green Beret
The course is open to trained ranks from all three Services, male and female, who wish to serve with 3 Commando Brigade.
She passed her Commando tests on Friday May 31 and was awarded her Green Beret - although that does not qualify her to join the Royal Marines; qualification for the Green Beret does not automatically make the successful candidates members of the Corps.
In order to join the Royal Marines, a candidate would have to join the Corps as a recruit or an officer, and complete a six-month basic training course (recruits) or a year-long course for officers.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2002/0206/0002060601.asp   (268 words)

 Articles - Royal Marines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was then put into the line, as part of the US 1st Marine Division, and took part in the famous retreat from Chosin Reservoir.
In 1918, King George V visited the Royal Marines depot at Deal in Kent, where he inspected the recruit squads.
The three battalion-sized Royal Marine Commandos are each organized into six companies (themselves organised into platoon-sized troops) as follows:
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 Navy News - News Desk - News - Twins join family of Royals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The two Scotts found themselves on the same All Arms Commando Course at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) in Lympstone as they strove for their goal: to work with 29 Commando, the Army unit attached to the Royals.
The brothers joined the Royal Artillery last year, but were hankering to join the RA unit which accompanies 3 Cdo Bde on operations.
The course culminates in a five-day exercise where all the skills previously taught are tested, the crunch coming in a seven-mile endurance run, an assault course, nine-mile speed march and a 30-mile yomp over Dartmoor.
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 Marines gave us discipline - Sport - Times Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
We were having a cup of tea while the players arrived, who I’d briefed on how serious the Royal Marines were in terms of their kit, dress and conduct.
It was a central part of their training scheme.
We called it “jumping out of the helicopter” — our own version of the Royal Marine saying, “Would you go into battle with him?” — and it became a constant reminder of the faith and trust we needed to have in our fellow team members.
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 ipedia.com: Royal Marines Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Royal Marines are the United Kingdom 's amphibious forces and a core component of their Rapid Reaction Force.
They are lightly equipped, able to operate independently in all terrains, and highly t...
This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context."
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 Teaching Qualifications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In partnership with Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, the University of Plymouth has been running a 15-month part-time Post-16 Certificate of Education/Post Graduate Certificate of Education (CertEd/PGCE) course at Lympstone for over two years.
Aimed at Centre instructors, the qualification is nationally recognised so successful recipients can teach at post-16 and further education (FE) levels.
This model has proved so successful that other military training establishments, and the local police and prison services are committing to the programme.
www.questonline.co.uk /articles/teaching_qualifications   (769 words)

 Sea Cadets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When I join 1 Assault Group Royal Marines, I could be deployed anywhere in the world on land, air or sea, and it's this that makes it so exciting".
Marine Cadet Chris Cook will be the youngest in a...
The Marine Society and Sea Cadets are pleased to announce...
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