Royal Marines

The Royal Marine Corps is the marine corps and amphibious infantry of the United Kingdom, and forms part of the Naval Service. The Royal Marines were formed in 1755 as marine infantry for the Royal Navy.

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Who is the patron saint of British Royal Marines?

There is no official patron saint of the British Marines.

Are the royal marines crap?

No. Better than your 'average soldier' due to the demanding training, but essentially do the same job as a 'regular' infantry soldier on operations. The 'Commando' designation often leads them to be mistakenly compared to US special operations units such as the Navy Seals or Ranger, however they are not up to the same standards as they are still essentially being used as a regular unit. Despite this they are overall probably the 'most elite' unit that a civillian is able to join.

What are the colors of the royal marines cap badge?

The Royal Marines corps crest is as follows:

-Green laurels with red berries

-Gold Queen's crown with red felt, white fur trim, white pearls and lion

-Blue and brown-green globe with names of continents written upon (Africa, Asia, Europe, China and Australia are visible, not America as in some incorrect drawings)

-Gold Anchor and Scroll

The metal badge itself as worn on the Beret is of an anodised bronze colour (do not polish, as I did once with a disastrous response from the troop Sergeant)

The metal badge worn on the No1 cap (white with red band) is of an anodised "stay-brite" gold-chrome colour.

Hope I have been of assistance

Gareth Humphreys, Marine Cadet 2nd class, Royal Marine Cadets

What is the pass rate for royal marines officers?

I do not know the Answer however check on the PRMC forum on the Royal Marine Website and PM Ninja_Stoker he will give you the information

Good Luck

What does Gibraltar stand for on royal marines badge?

It represents the Battle of The Rock of Gibraltar on the 21st July 1704 during the war of Britain (as part of a coalition) against France & Spain. On this day, 1900 Marines & 400 Dutch Marines stormed the island and forced the garrison to surrender, securing the Rock of Gibraltar as a tactical standpoint at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. It was seen as one of the outstanding achievements of the Corps and is a reflection of the calibre of men who wear the badge.

What is the difference between royal marines and royal marine reserves?

Royal marines join full time and do 32 weeks training

Royal marines reserve are like the territorial army, you still have a job (teacher, doctor) but you do one weekend a month training for 18 months and support the full time marines

How long after you pass the royal marines prmc will you join the royal marines?

after the PRMC there is a 6 week period between that and your RMC training at lympstone, which at a minimum is 32 weeks, if you get an injury or stuggle with a certain part of the training you will be put into hunter company and repeat that part of the training adding to the 32 weeks.

Is the UK Royal marines better than the US Marines?

USMC and Royal Marines are different forces; they just share the same name.

The Royal Marines conduct commando style operations,and gather intel and paint targets for the RAF.They also pave the way for the RAF and British Army to conduct their operation.The British SAS and SBS conduct all of the special operations.Marines always go in first,with the exception of the Special forces,which were there months before,living in that country.

Trying to compare the Royal Marines and US Marines is comparing apples and oranges. They are 99.9% different. They just share the same name.

Who is better SAS or Royal Marines?

Both the SAS (Special Air Service) and Royal Marines are very lethal parts of the British military, but both have different missions. The Royal Marines are part of the Royal Navy, and operate both as commandos, in small units, or in larger units as part of an amphibious force. The SAS is trained to operate in 2-3's, scouting far into enemy territory. In the 1991 Gulf War, for example, SAS in specially-equipped long-range jeeps roamed the Iraqi deserts from Jordan to look for the Iraqi Scud missile launchers targeting Israel and Coalition troops.

Can royal marines join sas?

Yes they can, the're more likley to join the SBS (special boat service) but the SAS invite people in the navy, air force and marines to join the SAS

How many people in Royal Marines Brigade?

The Royal Marines 3 Commando Brigade normally has about 7,000 men. Don't expect to ever see it all together employed at any time. It is routinely put together in much the same way that a Marine Expeditionary Unit is. That is as customized and mission specific unit based on a specific contingency or mission.

How good are the royal marines?

about 7.5 well you ask a silly question you get a silly answer

aside from the special services

=== === The culmination of training is the Commando course. Following the Royal Marines taking on responsibility for the Commando role with the disbandment of the Army Commandos at the end of World War II, all Royal Marines, except those in the Royal Marines Band Service, complete the Commando course as part of their training (see below). Key aspects of the course include climbing and ropework techniques, patrolling, and amphibious warfare operations. This intense phase ends with a series of tests which have remained virtually unchanged since World War II. Again, these tests are done in full fighting order of 32 lb (14.5 kg) of equipment. The Commando Tests are taken on consecutive days and all four tests must be successfully completed within a seven day period; they include; * A nine mile (14.5 km) speed march, carrying full fighting order, to be completed in 90 minutes; the pace is thus 10 minutes per mile (6 min/km or 6 mph). * The Endurance course is a six mile (9.65 km) course across rough moorland and woodland terrain at Woodbury Common near Lympstone, which includes tunnels, pipes, wading pools, and an underwater culvert. The course ends with a four mile (6 km) run back to CTCRM. Followed by a marksmanship test, where the recruit must hit 6 out of 10 shots at a 25m target simulating 200 m. To be completed in 73 minutes (71 minutes for Royal Marine officers). Originally 72 minutes, these times were recently increased by one minute as the route of the course was altered. * The Tarzan Assault Course. This is an assault course combined with an aerial confidence test. It starts with a death slide (now known as The Commando Slide) and ends with a rope climb up a thirty foot near-vertical wall. It must be completed with full fighting order in 13 minutes, 12 minutes for officers. The Potential Officers Course also includes confidence tests from the Tarzan Assault Course, although not with equipment. * The 30 miler. This is a 30 mile (48 km) march across upland Dartmoor, wearing full fighting order, and additional safety equipment carried by the recruit in a daysack. It must be completed in eight hours for recruits and seven hours for Royal Marine officers, who must also navigate the route themselves, rather than following a DS (a trained Royal Marine) with the rest of a syndicate and carry their own equipment.

How many soldiers are in the Royal Marines?

A very rare few at any one time are serving as Liasion Officers or Exchange Duty Officers at any one time with the Royal Marines, perhaps a dozen at any one time on a routine basis.

What is the royal marines motto?

per mare, per terras, meaning by sea by land hope that's helps jr

It's actually

Per Mare Per Terram

Is there work experience for the royal marines band?

Yes! I did it!

You can either go to your local ACFO and get info about a "careers aqauint" or contact your local royal marines band to try to arrange some days playing with them.

Do the parachute regiment or royal marines go behind enemy lines and how often?

They both would, if the tactical need dictated. As different branches of the Armed Forces, they might be inclined to compete with each other, though!

What is the royal marine's name?

Her Majesty's Royal Marines Commando/Band Service (delete where applicable)

What do the royal marines do?

The royal marines are part of the armed uniformed public services; They are the Royal Navy's infantry and are a vital aspect of the government's rapid reaction force. Likewise, they are required to be trained to work in different terrains and environments, from the cold, mountainous conditions in Northern Europe, to the hot regions of the Middle East and Africa and the tropical jungles of the Far East. The Royal marines are required to undergo what is said to be the most demanding infantry training regimes in the world. they play an important part of keeping the people and the country safe from dangers.

What is difference between royal marines and navy?

The Royal Marines are a part of the Navy. They're the "go anywhere" amphibious infantry. They are also part of Britain's Rapid Reaction Force and considered by many to be among the top combat infantry soldiers in the world.

Become a royal marines sniper?

Worry about getting in the Corps first mate. Once you're in you will be given the oppurtunity to specialise as a sniper, if you're good enough.