200 Metres: Athletes vs. Commandos!

In 2017, the qualification standard for British athletes for the 200 metres was set at: 21.35 seconds for men; and 24.70 seconds for women. For military personnel attending the Royal Marines Recruit Course, the Royal Marines Young Officer Course, and the All Arms Commando Course, the qualification standard for the 200 metres was set at:… Read More

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Are You A… ‘Crap Hat’?

This article will provide the reader with a description of the term ‘crap hat’, and its association with berets and peak caps. The article will then move on to the history of berets from a military perspective, with an outline of the pertinent facts/dates rather than being a definitive account. Next, the article will discuss… Read More

Royal Marines Kit Muster

Personnel on the Royal Marines 32-week Recruit course, 60-week RM Young Officers (RMYO) course, and the 9-week All Arms Commando Course (AACC) must lay out every single piece of their equipment (including rifle stripped down) in a clean and maintained condition ready for inspection everyday whilst on field exercises. This ensures that personnel maintain high… Read More