I could really use some advice as my friends don't know much about the forces.
Basically I have an application with the army and I have selection within the next two weeks. By passing this (which I will, I have no doubt about it) I will be given a place to start basic training at Harrogate in September. But I'm unsure whether to do that or cancel my army application and stay at home for a few months more and get my fitness a lot higher and then apply for the Royal Marines.
Harrogate is an army college therefor giving me lots of opertinites I wouldn't get going straight into adult training.
But then the royal marine commandos are one of the best fighting forces on the planet.
What do you guys think I should do?
I'm just in the mind set that infantry are just cannon fodder and aren't looked after. I know I've applied for them but it's recently I've been seeing news reports about Causality reports and the Royals are so elite compared to them. Just looking for opinions from anyone that's been to Harrogate or knows a lot about it as I've learnt about The marines from documentaries and speaking to marines but I don't know much about Harrogate.
Are soldiers that go through Harrogate still professional and skilled? Cheers for your post mate.
All soldiers in the British Military are professional and trained to a very high standard. The two jobs you're looking at perform very different functions at their core, so do your research before you make a decision. Don't believe any bravado, both the Paras and Commandos are highly elite and specialist, but they're two different roles.
Personally i'd go with AFC. You'll get a taste of it. You can always apply later on to do the All Arms Commando Course
Royal Marines hands down they are far more superior in every aspect I done 13 years with 45 commando lived every minute