The Royal Marines Reserve (RMR) is commando trained with the primary function of reinforcing the Regular Corps on operations and exercises in the UK or overseas, contributing to a world class Navy, ready to fight and win.
All 600 members of the RMR have passed through the same rigorous Commando Course as their regular Royal Marines counterparts to earn the coveted Green Beret.
Joining the RMR is not for the fainthearted. It requires real commitment and determination. You need to be at least 16 years old, physically fit and able to meet the same entry standards as the Royal Marines. The upper age limit is usually 32 however, candidates over the upper age limit, with former military service, may be considered on an individual basis. Only men can serve in the Royal Marines Reserves.
Royal Marines Reserve (City of London) is based at their Wandsworth barracks. With detachments in Cambridge, Oxford, Henley-on-Thames and Portsmouth, it draws its members from London, the South East of England and East Anglia.