The Royal Marines are the amphibious troops of the Royal Navy, acknowledged as one of the world's elite commando forces. Held at a very high readiness they can respond quickly to events anywhere around the globe, such as during hostilities in Afghanistan & Iraq.
Royal Marines are required to complete the longest and most physically demanding specialist infantry training regime in the world. Recruit training lasts for 32 weeks for Marines and 60 weeks for officers.
The culmination of their training ends with their infamous commando course which they initially pre-train for. The commando course is a series of physical and mental endurance tests that highlight their military professionalism & robustness.