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
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
Research Paper Title Neuromuscular and Cardiovascular Responses of Royal Marine Recruits to Load Carriage in the Field. Background Cardiovascular and neuromuscular responses of 12 male Royal Marine recruits (age 22 ± 3 years, body mass 80.7 ± 6.8 kg, VO(2)max 52.3 ± 2.7 ml kg(-1) min(-1)) were measured during 19.3 km of load carriage walking… Read More
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
COMMANDO: Combination Of Mind, Muscle And Nerves During Operations. Information on training for Royal Marines Recruits and All Arms Commando Course aspirants.
Programme Title: Royal Marines Commando School Synopsis: This new documentary series has unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the Royal Marines’ military training programme. The first two weeks of the 32-week recruit training course are among the toughest recruits will face. My Thoughts: The first two weeks will be difficult due to the fact that the recruits… Read More