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

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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

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

Streptococcus & Royal Marines Recruits

Research Paper Title Asymptomatic group: A Streptococcal throat carriage in Royal Marines recruits and Young Officers. Background A prospective observational study was conducted in Royal Marines (RM) recruits to investigate throat carriage of group A Streptococcus (GAS) and incidence of soft tissue infections. Methods 1,012 RM recruits were followed through a 32-week training programme, with… Read More

Royal Marines Commando Training: Incidence of Stress Fractures & Time to Return to 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

Development of Web-Based Assessment for Tri-Service Selection (from 2001)

Research Paper Title The Development of Web-Based Assessment for Tri-Service Selection: A Series of Questions? Abstract From work funded by the UKs Ministry of Defence (MOD), Corporate Research Programme, the researchers have reached the stage of examining the Internet as a means of selection for the Armed Forces. Previous work has looked at computer-based testing, adaptive testing and… Read More

Royal Marines Training: ACL Injury, Rehabilitation & Completion of Commando Training

Research Paper Title ACL Injury in Royal Marine basic training: rehabilitation times and rates of completion of commando training. Outline Previous Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction is currently a contraindication for entry to the Royal Marines and Royal Navy. The British Army allows entry if potential entrants are asymptomatic 18 months post-ACL reconstruction. Current Royal Marines policy is to rehabilitate recruits… Read More