Potential Royal Marines Commando social media

For those wishing to join the Royal Marines & find out more, there are a variety of social media options, some official, some not, some commercial. Not-for-profit sites are listed below with a brief description.

The official Potential Royal Marines Course Forum, PRMC Forum shifted onto the Royal Navy website in April 2013. It's not visible to search engines and cannot be viewed unless users register on the website, log-in and follow the links. The forum was started afresh, with a "blank sheet", discarding 6 years of data, after the RN website was hacked. The software automatically logs-out users every 10 minutes, due to "security constraints" - unless users instal and activate "auto-refresh" software on each visit. The site has several software bugs, runs extremely slowly and the site search function does not work. Due to supposed security constraints, users cannot upload images, add signature blocks, embed videos or select unique avatars. The site averages two or the posts a day: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/login.aspx?returnUrl=/forums/f2.aspx

There is a Royal Marines Recruitment Facebook page which deals with generic eligibility aspects of recruiting, currently operated by Dataforce, a civilian contracted company using the username Royal Marines Recruitment. This site was originally launched under the name Royal Marines whilst the RN website was offline for nearly 12 months following a hack. Having changed its name to reflect its purpose, site activity has significantly moderated: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalMarinesRecruitment

The original Potential Royal Marines Commando Forum, PRMC Forum, which started in 2007, has been hosted on a variety of domain names and was adopted then discarded as the official forum when the RN started the new forum on the RN website, following the website hack. The original PRMC Forum went offline at the launch of the official PRMC Forum but was restarted by popular request and is now on the following domain: http://www.royalmarines.uk/
 
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The OP is on the recruiting staff and active on Rum Ration. This is a serious thread and will be moderated strongly. Questions on Royal Marines recruitment welcome.


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The OP is on the recruiting staff and active on Rum Ration. This is a serious thread and will be moderated strongly. Questions on Royal Marines recruitment welcome.


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Does that mean he won't put out?

I'm going, I'm going.
 
The OP is on the recruiting staff and active on Rum Ration. This is a serious thread and will be moderated strongly. Questions on Royal Marines recruitment welcome.

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Well, you scared me off......I was looking forward to naked male wrestling e.t.c.
I thought this was an Army forum.
 
Royal Marine Trained Rank Rejoins - Latest

The RM Branch Manager will now consider all trained ranks who have left the service for re-entry as well as RMR ranks wishing to transfer to the RM(GS) provided they still meet the eligibility and entry criteria and the break in service is within an acceptable time range (usually under 5 years, but considered on a case by case basis).

Individuals with Technical trades, such as VM, SFC, Tels Tech, SC & Armourer, will only be considered for re-entry within their source specialisations.

Ranks from GD Specs (GD, HW, PW, PT etc.) will re-enter on the condition of filling the requirement at shortage category specialisations which would normally be Directly Selected Specialisations (DSS) such as Sigs, Clerk, SA and Drivers. They will enter on the understanding that failure to complete the SQ3 training directed on re-entry will result in the offer been withdrawn and any future training and further employment would be re-considered.

Exceptionally the RM Branch Manager will consider Cpls and above depending on length of time outside and their SQ.

All applicants are advised that re-entry/transfer into RM(GS) is at the discretion of RM Branch management based on Service requirement.

Be aware this change in policy was announced within a quarterly recruiting document, (24th paragraph in fact) so it may well be that upon bimbling into your local AFCO the guy/girl at the desk or answering the telephone may not be aware of the recent changes afoot.

I'd advise those former trained ranks who are interested and want to "test the ground" for potential re-entry, to submit an online application then produce their discharge documents and then wait out to see what the written terms and conditions for re-entry are.

At that point you can either grab the offer and proceed or simply laugh and walk away - there's no obligation to join once you submit an application.

For selection, although I've not seen it published anywehere yet, my guess is those accepting the terms and condition for re-entry will undergo a selection interview, medical examination and need to renew Security Clearance. I doubt there would be any phys assessments before re-entry, but would be surprised if you weren't doing a BFT immediately after putting your grip down at CTC on a Tuesday or Wednesday. After which you'll be collecting your kit, jabs, signing contract, respirator fitting/testing, weapons handling refresher and test, harry weekenders friday, join unit monday.

Those who were discharged for a positive CDT/SNLR/Shore, have unresolved CCJs, are bankrupt, have unspent convictions, or unable to complete the remainder of their contract before reaching Normal Retirement Age (44 for MNE 1, 55 Cpls upward), probably Need Not Apply.

Hasta la vista.
 

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Re-posting this here as its the only RM thread I could spot.

@Bladesman asked a question re the old RM Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre, which I understand was subsumed into the Brigade Reconnaissance Force.

This short item covers the Arctic warfare training undertaken in 2016. The troops under training are from USMC.


PS - the usual range of comments will make you smile. It should be remembered that BBC Newsbeat is indeed aimed at junior audience.
 
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Just to update, this is for those who may, in future, ponder: "Where the fcuk did the Potential Royal Marines Commando forum go?"

For those not pondering, avast reading at this juncture. Piss off.

For those still pondering: It was offered (gratis) to the Corps back in June due to the fact that the site founder, wanted to step back after having created the site & hosting it for 11 years.

After speaking with the Commando Training Wing in June, in the hope they would take it on, CNR Marketing stated the site software was not security accredited by MoD and that they weren't willing to invest to gain accreditation, finance web-hosting or administrative running costs.

As far as the service is concerned, there is still an official forum available on the RN website for those prepared to find it.

We have previously tried twice to help run that forum but found it wasn't fit for purpose, but admittedly it is security accredited.

Spin forward to October, upon receipt of job offer 250 miles closer to home, the upshot is that my current job within recruitment finishes on Friday 14th Dec 2018 and I move to a new role for my last three years service.

The intention therefore is to simply switch off the PRMC Forum.

Ta da. Here endeth the dit.
 
<sigh>

thank you @Ninja_Stoker for all your efforts. Enjoy your new draft!
 

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Spin forward to October, upon receipt of job offer 250 miles closer to home, the upshot is that my current job within recruitment finishes on Friday 14th Dec 2018 and I move to a new role for my last three years service.

The intention therefore is to simply switch off the PRMC Forum.

Ta da. Here endeth the dit.
Well, @Ninja_Stoker, at least you tried, and your ongoing efforts are at least recognised and respected by some of the little folk out here.
 
The PRMC site is/was unique. No ads, all quezzies answered, no matter how bone or how many times they'd been asked,, apparent light touch moderation and a huge help to all members, not only potential Royals but partners and families as well.

Did exactly what it said on the tin and there was no other even closely similar site for any other organisation on the web.

All who helped run it are to be congratulated.

Ninja recruited my son and has been a help to him and me beyond his recruiting side of things. A big thank you Ninja. Hope your final three years are enjoyable and I wish you the best for your life after service.
 
Looking at your rack, I can only say the Andrew has got their moneys worth out of you, I hope you've got as much out of them in return.
 

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