What is the Rehabilitation Triathlon?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the Royal Marines Rehabilitation Triathlon. “Competitive sport gives those in recovery something to aim for, and sport has parallels to service life in terms of involving the same qualities, like motivation, perseverance and resilience as well as being physically fit.” (McElhone, 2019). 2.0 Where is the Rehabilitation… Read More

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Pectoralis Major Rupture & the Royal Marines Tarzan Assault Course

Research Paper Title Case series of pectoralis major rupture requiring operative intervention sustained on the Royal Marines ‘Tarzan’ assault course. Abstract The authors present (with intra-operative imaging) four patients who sustained pectoralis major (PM) ruptures on the same piece of equipment of the ‘Tarzan’ assault course at the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines (CTCRM). Recruits… Read More

Could you run 160 miles in 50 hours?

Marco Altibrandi, who serves with the Royal Marines Reserve Merseyside, was one of 29 people who attempted this feat of endurance, and only one of 16 to successfully finish the course. He completed the course in 43 hours 50 mins 5 secs of running!, six hours ahead of the deadline set by the organisers. Worst moment:… Read More

When You’re Finding Something Difficult, Just Remember the Commando Poem:

DON`T QUIT WHEN THINGS GO WRONG AS THEY SOMETIMES WILL WHEN THE ROAD YOU`RE TRUDGING SEEMS ALL UPHILL WHEN THE FUNDS ARE LOW AND THE DEBTS ARE HIGH AND YOU WANT TO SMILE BUT YOU HAVE TO SIGH WHEN CARE IS PRESSING YOU DOWN A BIT REST IF YOU MUST – BUT DON`T YOU QUIT… Read More

Warrant Officers & the British Armed Forces

“…though the ranks are few, the appointments which may be held by them are many. Indeed, there are, today, over seventy appointments among the Warrant Officers…” (Dawnay, 1949, p.3). The rank of warrant officer has a rather interesting history which is not well known, even amongst those who hold that rank. The military grade of… Read More

British Army RSM Salutes Royal Marines Sergeant-Major

In what year was the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Coldstream Guards required to salute the Sergeant-Major of the Royal Marines Battalion (formed for London Duties)?