COMMANDO

Cost – £415.00 pp

 

Duration – 2 day

 

Location – Dartmouth, South Devon.

 

The Experience – This is a physical course – you will be tested.

 

The training area occupies an extensive wooded estate upstream from the town of Dartmouth.  During the 2 days, our instructors will explain and demonstrate a comprehensive program taking the core aspects of Royal Marine training on the water and on the land.  You will learn these and be tested.

This course will show you how to operate with the minimum amount of equipment, basically what you can carry on your back while remaining mobile and flexible to adjust to changing conditions and circumstances.

 

THE TRAINING PHASE – you will be shown techniques on how to navigate from RV to RV, overcome natural obstacles such as water features including river crossing and coast lines, land features such as cliff faces, steep ground and gorges, survival techniques including shelter building, finding food and water and of course personal admin, meaning how to look after yourself.  This phase of training will be personally and continuously supervised by ourselves.

Both at an individual level and as an operational team, you will be assessed and progressed.

 

THE FINAL EX – Once across the Departure Line, the final exercise will start.  This is now up to you as an individual and as a team member. This phase will be continuously observed and supervised as required.  .

 

END-EX – Time to chill out-it is over.  We will give you our evaluation of your performance firstly as an individual, then as a team member and finally as a team.  Your feedback is of vital importance.  Our aim is that you leave us standing taller in the world because you have earned it.

 

Course outline

Prelims – Introductions, issue of equipment, any other admin.  Allocated DS.

Move to the training area either by foot or RIB

The Training Phase both on land and on water will follow the EDI method – Explain, Demonstrate and Imitate.

Working through a series of stances we will cover the following

  • The principles of Survival
  • Organisation and leadership
  • Navigation with or without a compass and map.
  • Shelter construction
  • Fire lighting
  • Food and water
  • Obstacle crossings
  • Safe movement over ground
  • Crisis management.

 

The Final Ex – this will begin once the training phase is over.  You will not know until you cross the Departure Line.  It will end when we tell you.  It will involve operating under the cover of darkness.

Important – Remember this is an arduous course and at times it will be hard for everyone.  You will only win by working as a team.  You will only be a team if you demonstrate your value as an individual.

Kit Required

What you will need to bring:
  • ParQ & Disclaimer forms
  • Appropriate footwear (walking boots/sturdy trainers)
  • Appropriate walking trousers/tracksuit bottoms (comfortable, lightweight)
  • Jumper/Fleece
  • Warm jacket or additional jumper/fleece
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Thermal top/base layer shirt or additional T-shirt
  • Hat and gloves
  • Wash kit (towel, wet wipes, flannel, toothbrush etc.)
  • Spare walking trousers/tracksuit bottoms
  • Socks x 3
  • Spare underwear
  • T-shirt x2
  • Spare footwear/trainers
Optional equipment you may want to bring
  • Camera
  • Gopro or similar
What Kit you will be issued
  • Sleeping system including Shelter, sleeping bag and roll matt
  • Bergan/Rucksack
  • Rations/food
  • Whistle
  • Navigation equipment including compass, map
  • Head Torch
  • Cylumes
  • Water bottle
  • Cooking equipment
  • Waterproof note pad and pencil
  • Knife

£415.00 Per Person

When you submit your booking, you will be redirected to PayPal to pay a deposit of £100. A PayPal account is required to do this. The remaining balance must then be paid 14 days prior to the start of the course.

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