BBC News - Royal Marines Lympstone rehabilitation centre Parker Hall opens At first i thought this was all rather daft: One turns up for recruit training, doesn't make the grade (injury/piss poor preperation?) and then you get to go to Hunter Coy. to get up to the required standard. And all this for a measly 3.000.000 quid. But, having had one of those rare moments of thought, I reckon this is a good idea. Spoke to a Cloggy Royal a short while back and their standards (for pass-off) have had to drop because the modern recruit just isn't fit enough. For example: 10 km speed march, from 48 mins to 52 mins. In the end they get kicked up to standard in their parent unit. My question: have more standards been lowered in hte basic pass-off requirements for the British forces the past 20 years, or so?