Royal Marines (All Arms) Commando Training for Foreign Military Students

What is the All Arms Commando Course? Detailed information on the All Arms Commando Course (AACC) can be found here. The AACC is undertaken at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM), Lympstone, on the South coast of England. Emphasis is on fitness and stamina, and all students must be physically prepared on arrival. Students… Read More

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Pass Rates for the Royal Marines Commando Course (including AACC & RFCC) (2000 to 2009)

The number of military personnel to pass out of the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) between 2001 and 2009 is outlined in the table below. Training Cohort/Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 RM Officers – 28 43 37 28 38 33 35 36 39 RM Other Ranks 500 566… Read More

What is the External Responsiveness & Intrasession Reliability of the Rope-Climbing Test?

Research Paper Title External Responsiveness and Intrasession Reliability of the Rope-Climbing Test. Background Although the rope-climbing test (RCT) has been validated for upper-body power assessment of Commando soldiers, the external responsiveness and intrasession reliability of the RCT have not been reported. Methods To examine RCT external responsiveness and intrasession reliability, this study consisted of 2… Read More

Marathons: Athletes vs. Commandos!

In the 2015 London marathon, times to complete the 26.2 mile (42.16 km) course varied depending on whether the runners were elite or non-elite: Elite Men: 2:04:29 by Wilson Kipsang in 2014. 2:03:05 by Eliud Kipchoge in 2016 Elite Women: 2:15:25 by Paula Radcliffe in 2003. Non-Elite: Finishing with a time of between two and… Read More

Comparison of British & Australian Commando Training Programmes

Below is an abridged comparison of the British and Australian Commando training programmes. Further details can be found here: Royal Marines Initial Military Training All Arms Commando Course (AACC) Australian Commando Regiments

Significant Neurological Presentations in Commando Trained Personnel

Research Paper Title Significant Neurological Presentations in Commando Trained Personnel: Case Studies and Consideration of Differential Diagnosis. Background A 27-year-old Royal Marine presented to his sickbay following two episodes of sudden onset visual disturbance. A subsequent MRI Scan demonstrated ischaemic changes in the territory of his right posterior cerebral artery. Transthoracic echocardiography was normal but… Read More