Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Royal Marine Recruits

Research Paper Title Staphylococcus aureus colonisation and acquisition of skin and soft tissue infection among Royal Marines recruits: a prospective cohort study. Background Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are a serious health issue for military personnel. Of particular importance are those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Panton-Valentine leucocidin (PVL)-positive S. aureus (PVL-SA), as… Read More

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What is the Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief Troop?

The Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Troop play a vital role in supporting humanitarian disaster relief to those worst affected. HADR Troop is a vital asset of the Royal Navy, providing the brains, brawns and expertise in the aftermath of the wake of a natural disaster, such as restoring power and water supplies. The… Read More

Leader & Follower: Identity& Leadership in the Royal Marines

Research Paper Title I follow, therefore I lead: A longitudinal study of leader and follower identity and leadership in the marines. Background It is acknowledged that identity plays an important role in a person’s leadership development. To date, however, there has been little consideration of the possibility – suggested by the social identity perspective –… Read More

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

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