Question: How Hard Is It To Get Into The Royal Marines?

Is it hard to get into Royal Marines?

The entry tests are fairly basic, and with a couple of months of training, most physically fit men can achieve these before arriving.

Once you begin training, you will quickly realise that the basic level of fitness they require prior to entry is simply a way to save money, time and unnecessary pain..

What is the pass rate for Royal Marines?

Around 75 – 85 percent. Before commando training starts you are required to pass the potential course – this has a 50 – 60 percent (roughly) failure rate.

What is the best age to join the Royal Marines?

You don’t need any qualifications to become a Royal Marines Commando but must be aged 16 to 32. To be an officer, you’ll need A-levels or above and must be aged 18 to 25. If you’re under the age of 18, you will need the consent of a parent or guardian.

How much sleep do Royal Marines get?

around 4-6 hoursThe average Royal Marine recruit can expect to receive around 4-6 hours of sleep per night; there’s a reason that they’re known as ‘nods’ – due to a combination of huge physical exertion and sleep deprivation, recruits will frequently ‘nod off’.

How many Royal Marines die a year?

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How much weight do the Royal Marines carry?

How much weight will I need to carry? Participants will carry a bergen weighing 32lbs throughout the 30 mile course, as this is the weight that Royal Marines recruits carry during the real thing.

How fit do you need to be to join the Royal Marines?

It starts with a bleep test or shuttle run and the minimum level is 10.5. Next up are press ups, sit ups and pull ups. All of these are done to a beep which is a lot harder than just knocking out as many as you can as quickly as you can.

Can you go straight into the Royal Marines?

You’ll need to be aged between 16 and 32 and pass the Royal Navy recruitment process. Jobs in the Royal Marines are open to men and women. You may also be eligible to join the Royal Marines Band Service and are also accepted onto the All Arms Commando Course which is part of the initial training course.

Is Royal Marine training the hardest in the world?

Yes the royal marine commando’s have the hardest and longest training in the world.

What happens if you fail Royal Marines training?

If recruits fail to meet the required standards at any stage, they will be given another chance to try again but if there are repeated failures then ultimately the decision rests with the Commanding Officer as to whether a recruit will have to leave and is allowed to come back and try again.

Do Royal Marines get weekends off?

So throughout the training your always doing something, every now and again you’ll get the odd hour free, and some weekends off. …

Is 30 too old to join the Royal Marines?

In terms of cut-off age, you have to have started RT by the age of 33. So you are not too old. And don’t think that you will be in a troop full of 19 year olds when you start at CTC. Pretty much every troop has a good mixed bag of ages in it spanning the entire age range for entry.