We are the Royal Marines Commandos. Ready to deploy anywhere, in all conditions.
By sea, land, or air. In scorching heat, biting cold, or dense jungles. No matter what the challenge, our combat, comms and intelligence professionals have the skills and training to operate wherever they’re needed.
The UK’s elite fighting force
What makes us the best at what we do? Our state of mind. Something we acquire through the longest and toughest initial training programme of any NATO force.
Whether in military or humanitarian missions, our ability to show courage, selflessness and positivity in the face of any challenge is why we're one of the world’s top elite forces.
But earning that green beret is no easy feat. It demands a transformation that will push you to the limits both mentally and physically. It’ll be the hardest thing you’ve ever done but also the most rewarding.
Have you got what it takes?
Get fit to join
If you’re thinking of joining the Royal Marines you’ll need to make sure you’re in great shape – and have the strength and stamina to survive, and make the most of, basic training. To help you get ready, we’ve put together a fitness programme which will get you in the zone.
After your initial training you’ll learn everything you need to perform the specialist role you’ve chosen. From Assault Engineer, Mountain Leader or Heavy Weapons specialist, you will develop all the military and technical skills to excel as a Royal Marine in any condition. Prove yourself and you can rise through the ranks.
Royal Marines Band Service
The Royal Marines Band Service lets you combine music-making at a high level with an active, challenging military role. Throughout your career with the Royal Marines Band Service you will be playing at a consistently high level – for heads of state, for royalty and foreign dignitaries. As well as taking part in our world famous marching band. You will also have crucial duties during active service.