Right, cards on the table from the start: 1. I am shamelessly selling the Royal Marines Reserve 2. I am an informed "Gatekeeper" to the above. 3. RMR Scotland continues to recruit, train AND PAY. 4. You CANNOT LEGALLY be mobilised unless you have completed training which takes a minimum 14 months. 5. On completion of training, the adopted policy of Intelligent Directed Mobilisation allows anyone in full time education to be PROTECTED FROM MOBILISATION. (Referred to as "Red" on the traffic light system" 6. The RMR has never mobilised a man against his will (there are enough willing volunteers) 7. There is no "Return of Service" ie you can go off and join whatever branch of the forces you like without hindrance. 8. If you complete training, you will be a qualified Commando for the rest of your service time, regular or reserve. If you join the Army for example, you will be entitled to wear the Red Dagger Flash on your uniform at all times. You will be entitled to wear the Green Beret when serving with 3 Cdo Bde and you would be classed as an "Army Commando". 9. While in the RMR, you will have all the usual opportunities for Winter Skiing, Summer Sailing, Rock Climbing, more shooting than any TA unit, plenty of PT, socials, regular tactical exercises, trips to the states, Norway, Brunei, Canada etc etc etc. 10. If you are regulars at the Nov Ceremonies/Armed Forces Parades - we are the ones in the black tunics and caps - you may have seen us. Right, the downsides: 1. Sorry girls, but there are no RMR female posts, only Regular RM Band. 2. Sorry boys, see above. 3. It is harder than anything you will have done before. 4. Training is 2 hours on a Wednesday Night, and roughly every second/third weekend. Do you want to know more?....send me a pm.