Royal Wellmoorean Marine Corps
The Royal Wellmoorean Marine Corps (RWM) is an amphibious light infantry and commando force, belonging to The Armed Forces of Wellmoore.
As a highly specialised and adaptable elite light infantry force, the Royal Wellmoorean Marines are trained for rapid deployment worldwide and capable of dealing with a wide range of threats. The Corps operates in all environments and climates, though particular expertise and training is spent on amphibious warfare, arctic warfare, mountain warfare, expeditionary warfare, and its commitment to Wellmoore's's Rapid Reaction Forces.
|Military of Wellmoore|
|The Royal Wellmoorean Marine Corps|
|Real Wellmoorean Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais|
The Ensign of the Royal Wellmoorean Marine Corps
|Founded||16th of March 2020|
|Current form||16th of March 2020|
|Headquarters||Ministry of Defence, Midnight City|
|Commander-in-Chief||King Luke of Wellmoore|
|Prime Minister||Rt. Hon. Lord Axel MP|
|Minister of Defence||None Appointed|
|Commandant Marine Corps||None Appointed|
|Military age||16 to Enlist, 18 to Deploy|
|8, age 15–49|
|Ranks||Military Ranks of Wellmoore|
The Royal Wellmoorean Marines was founded on the 16th of March 2020 by royal decree with the rest of the Armed Forces of Wellmoore.
The Royal Wellmoorean Marines are part of His Majesty's Naval Service along with the Royal Wellmoorean Navy. The rank structure of the corps is similar to that of The Wellmoorean Army with officers and other ranks recruited and initially trained separately from other naval personnel.
Formation & Structure
The overall head of the Royal Wellmoorean Marines is King Luke of Wellmoore, in his role as Commander-in-Chief of The Armed Forces of Wellmoore. Full Command of the Royal Wellmoorean Marines is the Commandant Marine Corps.
The operational capability of the corps comprises a number of battalion-plus sized units, of which five are designated as "commandos".
Selection & Training
Royal Wellmoorean Marines are required to undergo one of the most physically demanding specialist infantry training regimes. Potential recruits must be aged 16 to 32 (18 to 25 for Commissioned Officers) and must undertake a series of interviews, medical tests and a PJFT (Pre-Joining Fitness Test). Once a potential recruit passes these, enlisted recruits undertake a 3-day selection course called PRWMC (Potential Royal Wellmoorean Marine Course) and potential officers undertake POC (Potential Officer Course). Officers must also take the Admiralty Interview Board (AIB). Upon passing the 3-day course, recruits then start basic recruit training (RT).
Throughout the recruit training, Royal Wellmoorean Marines learn and develop many military skills such as weapons handling, marksmanship and proficiency with different firearms, personal administration, marching and parade ground skills, map reading and navigation, physical fitness and mental toughness development, fieldcraft skills such as camouflage and stalking, basic survival techniques, patrolling and sentry duty development, unarmed and armed close quarters combat (CQC), first aid, underwater escape, chemical biological radiological nuclear (CBRN) training, military communications and signals, teamwork skills, amphibious landings training, and leadership skills for officers to name a few.
The best recruit to finish training is awarded the Kings Badge. The badge is to be carried on the left shoulder, and worn in every rank. The King's Badge is not awarded to every squad, and is only presented if a recruit measures up to the very exacting standards required, similarly to the Royal Marines of the UK.
The Commando Course
The culmination of training is the Commando Course. Following the Royal Wellmoorean Marines taking on responsibility for the Commando role, all Royal Marines, except those in the Royal Wellmoorean Marines Band Service, complete the Commando Course as part of their training (see below). Key aspects of the course include climbing and ropework techniques, patrolling and amphibious warfare operations.
These tests are designed to be done in full fighting order of 32 lb (14.5 kg) of equipment.
- A nine mile (14.5 km) speed march, carrying full fighting order, to be completed in 90 minutes; the pace is thus 10 minutes per mile (9.6 km/h or 6 mph).
- The Endurance course is a six-mile (9.65 km) course which begins with a two-mile (3.22 km) run which includes tunnels, pipes, wading pools, and an underwater culvert. The course ends with a four-mile (6 km) run. Followed by a marksmanship test, where the recruit must hit 6 out of 10 shots at a 25m target simulating 200 m. To be completed in 73 minutes (71 minutes for Royal Wellmoorean Marine Officers).
- The Tarzan Assault Course. This is an assault course combined with an aerial confidence test. It starts with a death slide (now known as the Commando Slide) and ends with a rope climb up a thirty-foot near-vertical wall. It must be completed with full fighting order in 13 minutes, 12 minutes for officers. The Potential Officers Course also includes confidence tests from the Tarzan Assault Course, although not with equipment.
- The 30 Miler. This is a 30-mile (48-km) march, wearing full fighting order, and additional safety equipment carried by the recruit in a daysack. It must be completed in eight hours for recruits and seven hours for Royal Marine officers, who must also navigate the route themselves, rather than following a member of Directing Staff (a trained Royal Wellmoorean Marine selected to train recruits) with the rest of a syndicate and carry their own equipment.
After the 30-mile (48 km) march, any who failed any of the tests may attempt to retake them up until the seven-day window expires. If a recruit fails two or more of the tests, however, it is unlikely that a chance to re-attempt them will be offered.
Completing the Commando Course successfully entitles the recruit or officer to wear the green beret but does not mean that the Royal Wellmoorean Marine has finished his training. That decision will be made by the troop or batch training team and will depend on the recruit's or young officer's overall performance. Furthermore, officer training consists of many more months. Training to be a Royal Wellmoorean Marine takes 32 weeks. The last week is spent mainly on administration and preparing for the pass out parade. Recruits in their final week of training are known as the King's Squad.
Throughout their career, a Marine can specialise in a number of different roles upon completion of their respective courses after spending 1–2 years as a general duties (GD) Marine. Examples of some specialisations and different courses includes the mountain leader (ML), physical training instructor (PTI), Assault Engineer (AE), Royal Marines police (RMP), sniper (S), medical assistant (MA), pilot, reconnaissance operator (RO), drill instructor (DL), driver (D), clerk (C), signaller (SI), combat intelligence (CI), armourer (A), and heavy weapons (HW).
Customs and Traditions
Royal Wellmoorean Marines uniforms are broadly similar to Wellmoorean Army uniforms but include a number of distinctive uniform items. These include the green shade of service dress uniform; the coveted green beret (for those who have passed the commando course) or navy blue beret (for those who have not) with a scarlet patch behind the badge; dark blue parade dress worn with either the white Wolseley Pattern Helmet (commonly referred to as "pith helmet") or white and red peaked cap; the scarlet and blue mess dress for officers and senior non-commissioned officers; and the white hot-weather uniform of the Band Service.
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Associations with Other Regiments
Wellmoorean Army Commandos
The Royal Wellmoorean Marines work closely with the Wellmoorean Army Commandos, troops in both organistaions go through the Commando Tests to earn the title of "Army Commando" or "Marine Commando" respectively.