The Royal Marines are a maritime-focused, amphibious, highly specialised light infantry force who are capable of deploying at short notice anywhere in the world. As the United Kingdom Armed Forces’ specialists in cold weather warfare,the Royal Marines provide lead element expertise in the NATO Northern Flank and are optimised for high altitude operations, with jungle training still carried out when deployments allows.
The selection process for becoming a Royal Marines Commando is extremely tough. There is a very good reason why the Corp has used the strap line “99.9% need not apply” in a recruitment campaign. It is aimed at attracting the right type of person who has the potential to join this elite unit. Being a Royal Marines Commando is about having the right attitude, the right level of professionalism and also the right level of physical and mental ﬁtness.
In order to become a Royal Marine and earn the right to wear the much-coveted Green Beret, you will need to pass a rigorous selection process.