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
Commando stands for…
COMMANDO: Combination Of Mind, Muscle And Nerves During Operations. Information on training for Royal Marines Recruits and All Arms Commando Course aspirants.
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)?
Are You A… ‘Crap Hat’?
This article will provide the reader with a description of the term ‘crap hat’, and its association with berets and peak caps. The article will then move on to the history of berets from a military perspective, with an outline of the pertinent facts/dates rather than being a definitive account. Next, the article will discuss… Read More
UK Naval Service: Injury & Return to Work
Research Paper Title The Injury Burden of Recent Combat Operations: Mortality, Morbidity, and Return to Service of U.K. Naval Service Personnel following Combat Trauma. Background The study establishes the functional outcomes of service personnel injured in current conflicts by correlating data on initial injury to the findings of medical boards after trauma and reconstructive treatment.… Read More
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