16 Aug 2019
Loch Ard, Kinlochard , Kinlochard
Royal Marines recruit training is the longest basic modern infantry training programme of any Commonwealth, or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) combat troops. The Royal Marines are the only part of the British Armed Forces where officers and other ranks are trained at the same location, the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) at Lympstone, Devon. Much of the basic training is carried out on the rugged terrain of Dartmoor and Woodbury Common with a significant proportion taking place at night.
The culmination of training is the Commando course. Key aspects of the course include climbing and ropework techniques, patrolling and amphibious warfare operations.
This intense phase ends with a series of tests which have remained virtually unchanged since World War II. Again, these tests are done in full fighting order of 32 lb (14.5 kg) of equipment.
The Commando tests are taken on consecutive days and all tests must be successfully completed. These are replicated as close as possible.
They include but are not limited to;
AN ENTRY INTO THE MARINES CHALLENGE SCOTLAND 2019 INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
Yes a full list will be sent 4 weeks prior to the event.
You will be sent a comprehensive questionnaire to complete including a section on dietary requirements.
We recommend that you fly in or use the train. You will be collected from the station/airport. If your fairly local then drive in to our secure parking. You will be contacted about travel. We need to know no less than six (6) weeks before challenge start date.
You have to be over 18 to participate. There is no upper limit.
We will be providing food and drink. A questionnaire will be sent to you and you will be asked about any dietary requirements.
The Marines Challenge will start at 2000 on 16th August 2019 and finish at 1400 on the 18th August 2019. You will be sent a time to arrive in your recruit joining instructions.
Our planning for this and all our events includes the provision of medical facilities. A full medical team will be onsite for the full duration of The Marines Challenge.