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Old 01-05-2009, 11:23 AM
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I couldnt fit all of this into a PM voiceforthevoiceless.....I hope it helps this is the lay out for YO(young officers )training course for the Royal Marines

Month 1
Joining routine
Issuing of all kit and equipment
Briefings on YO course and general etiquette in the mess and around camp
Intro to Physical Training
Intro to drill (marching)
Intro to the SA80 A2 rifle
Kit up keep, folding, ironing and laying out kit and clothing
Intro to map reading
Packing a military Bergan (standard issue rucksack)

Month 2
learning basic fieldcraft including hygiene, navigation and moving at night
Signals Training
Field exercise – learning about camouflage and concealment skills, section attacks and night navigation
Live firing on the ranges.

Month 3
Intro and training (GPMG)
First Aid training
Dartmoor navigation exercise
NBC training
Visit to Dartmouth Naval College for one week of military studies
Further weapons training

Month 4
Navigation based exercise
Map Reading exams
Grenade lessons
Leadership lessons
Introduction to the 9mm pistol
Complete physical training in the gym and on to the assault course

Month 5
Exercise– an exercise with the Artillery units of the Royal Marines
Introduction to Orders
Education on the Geneva Convention

Month 6
Start of Offensive Operations package
Introduction to Basics Tactics package - observation Posts, patrolling and battle drills
Confirmatory exercise


Month 7
Exercise Early Bird at Okehampton – covering orders, troop attacks and vehicle anti-ambush drills
An introduction to the Corps' amphibious asset, and boat drills in both daytime and night time scenarios
A visit to a Commando Unit
Underwater and Helicopter Escape drills

Month 8
Exercise – covering patrols and troop attacks
Introduction to mines and munitions
Continuation of training on assault course
Various speed marches

Month 9
The start of the Defensive Operations package
Fighting In Built Up Areas
Fighting In Built Up Areas exercise
Artillery and mortar live firing
Introduction to the Endurance Course and Tarzan Assault Course
Lessons on Organisation and Role of the Army


Month 10
Lessons on Battlefield Technologies
Exercise Crash Action – a three week exercise prior to start of the Commando Course. The exercise will involve the use of amphibious assets, helicopters and simulated attacks on Dartmoor and in Wales.

Month 11
The start of the Commando Course
Four Commando tests to be completed in consecutive order, including; Endurance Course, Nine Mile Speed March, Tarzan Assault Course and finishing off with the Thirty Mile Run.
Continuation of Tactics and Doctrine training
Anti-Armour training
Urban and Rural patrolling

Month 12
Exercise Swiftfoot – Fighting In Built Up Areas exercise
Thrity minute presentations given by the Young Officers
Deployment for three weeks to the USA on Exercise Virginia Tempest


Month 13
Lessons on organisation and roles of the Commando Units
Introduction to life in a Commando Unit
Adventurous Training
Introduction and training with the Viking, the Corps' all-terrain vehicle

Month 14
A tour of Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst
Conduct live fire shooting packages
One week at Dartmouth Naval College for military studies
Battlefield Tour

Month 15L
essons on report writing
Introduction to recruit training
Exercise Final Nail – the culmination of everything that has been taught throughout training

Month 15½
Conduct Sword Drill
Conduct Drill practice
Receive final reports
Take part in the King’s Squad Pass Out Parade


And if after all that your still in there and performed to Royal Marine standards you get to lead a 30 man troop

Dont even try if your not 100% ready for it and what the training brings....
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:56 AM
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Sweet, thanks alot I appreciate it.

I plan to train before hand starting soon so I don't fail and am ready for the challenge.

In month 11, the "commando course", is that the one the recruits that don't want to be officers do, and then we do it during our officer training?

Thanks again
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