Passing-Out Parade for New RN/RM Aviators

There are ten new aviators ready to carry the Royal Marines into battle after completing their demanding training with the Commando Helicopter Force. There are ten new aviators ready to carry the Royal Marines into battle after completing their demanding training with the Commando Helicopter Force. Friends and family were invited to RNAS Yeovilton to… Read More

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British Army’s First Cold Weather Instructor Course

The British Army is now developing its own winter warfare training teams. Currently this training is led by the Royal Marines, our cold weather experts, across the whole of UK Defence. This new course, besides helping to reduce the likelihood of cold weather injuries, will enable future Army instructors to deliver training to soldiers deploying… Read More

What is the Unit Cost for Employing & Maintaining a Royal Marines Commando?

The capitation rate for a basic Royal Marine Commando for the financial year 2014-2015 was £30,510.00. This rate included pay, National Insurance and pension contributions. The capitation rate did not include unit costs or career training costs. Reference FOI 2014/01587 dated 02 June 2014.

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 Incidence & Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Royal Marines Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Incidence and Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Military Basic Training. Background Currently, little is known about the length of time required to rehabilitate patients from stress fractures and their return to preinjury level of physical activity. Previous studies have looked at the return to sport in athletes, in… Read More

Morbidity of Cold Injury: Learning Lessons from the Falklands Conflict of 1982

Research Paper Title Lessons from history: morbidity of cold injury in the Royal Marines during the Falklands Conflict of 1982. Background Environmental conditions in the Falklands Conflict of 1982 favoured the genesis of cold injuries. Immediately, post-war, cold injury morbidity and its contributory factors were assessed in personnel of UK 3 Commando Brigade (3 Cdo… Read More

Royal Marines PTI & the USMC’s OCS

Since 1972, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the Royal Marines have participated in an exchange programme (Bock, 2016). The Royal Marines send a Colour Sergeant (OR-7 or E-8 in the USMC) to act as the physical training advisor to the commanding officer of the USMC Officer Candidates School (OCS) (Kuiper, n.d.). The post-holder… Read More