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How long is the training?

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It varies, depending on the branch being entered. For a Royal Navy rating, initial training takes 10 weeks and professional training can take between five weeks and four years. Training for Officers varies depending on which branch you are in but starts from 15 weeks. Royal Marine’s Officer training is 54 weeks long and 32 weeks long for Royal Marines Commandos.

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How long will my son or daughter have to sign up for?

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The length of service will depend on the role your son or daughter is doing and which part of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines they are working in, but they always have the option to request to leave, and then need to work their notice period of 12 months.

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How long would my son or daughter be away?

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Most deployments are about nine months in length. Some ships go away for shorter periods, such as those doing fishery protection work or shorter operational exercises.

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I am married / have a partner. Will you help me with accommodation?

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Married quarters are available after you have completed basic training, but only for married couples. There is also service accommodation available for short term rental if families want to visit.

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What if my child wants to try the Royal Marines before committing?

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Your son may be able to take part in a week long “Look at Life course” at the Commando Training Centre (CTC) Lympstone. This is the first way of gaining some exposure to the Royal Marines but in order to find out more about what the life will be like, your son can attend the Potential Royal Marine Course or Potential Officer Course, also at Lympstone, which is a physical and mental test to see if your son has what it takes to successfully complete the full 32 weeks of Commando Training.

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What if my child wants to try the Royal Navy before committing?

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The Royal Navy runs a four-day acquaint course every week that gives prospective candidates a taster of what life will be like during initial training and on a ship or submarine. For more details speak to a Royal Navy Careers Adviser.

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Are there any opportunities throughout the year where I can do some training days with the Royal Marines?

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The best thing to do is keep your eye on the Royal Marines website as this is where we'll post information about any events. Signing up for the Royal Marines email newsletter is another way to make sure you don't miss out on news.

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How easy/possible is it to get kosher/halal/Hindi/vegetarian rations whilst on operations?

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We now supply rations to cater for a number of different dietary needs, including kosher, halal, Hindi and Vegetarian, and there are a number of serving personnel that only use these rations.

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How do you deal with the difficult situations that Royal Marines Commandos face?

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As a Royal Marines Commando, you are put in difficult situation on operations all the time. But the Commando Training you get at CTCRM is great, and helps you develop the right state of mind to deal with those situations.

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I'm worried about the physical demands of training in the Royal Marines. What if I can't cope?

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As long as you can pass the prerequisite tests, pull-ups and 3 mile run, then you are at the starting level we need. The training is designed to build you up to the required standard over 32 weeks - we don't expect you to be a Royal Marines Commando before you start!

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