Rejoining the Royal Navy
All applications are considered on an individual basis but as a guide, the generic RM and Royal Navy re-entry requirements are as follows:
- If you have not previously served as a Royal Marine Commando, or served but not completed Commando training, you must be under the age of 32 (this includes previous Service in the Army or RAF).
- If you have served previously as a Royal Marine, completed Commando training, or in some circumstances you have completed the All Arms Course with another Service, the maximum age to re-join is 38.
- For the Royal Navy, if you are considered at Trained Strength in your specialisation you can be considered for re-joining up to the age of 50. For Untrained or Part-Trained Strength, you must be under 40.
- You are not eligible to re-join if you were previously discharged for CDT failure, Services No Longer Required (SNLR), or Discipline.
- Any civilian convictions must be ‘Spent’ prior to an application.
- You should be Medically Fully Deployable (MFD).
- If your Break in Service is greater than 5 years, your eligibility may be affected.
- If you were discharged from any Service having not completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 training, you will have a bar to application to the RM/RMR for a minimum period of 6 months post your discharge date.
Our high priority roles currently include Royal Marines, Submariners, Engineers and Catering Services, at both Officer and Ratings ranks.