Dear Royal Navy,

My overview:

It appears that the resources allocated to process applications by Commonwealth citizens to join the Royal Marines as Other Rank entrants are inadequate and subject to considerable delay.

My FOI questions:

1. For what average length of time, excluding Security Clearance, does a Commonwealth citizen applying to join the Royal Marines as an Other Rank entrant wait for his or her application to be processed?
Please specify the wait times for each of the fifty-three Commonwealth nations.

2. For what average length of time, excluding Security Clearance, does a UK citizen applying to join the Royal Marines as an Other Rank entrant wait for his or her application to be processed?

Yours faithfully,

Duncan Wills

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Navy Command Secretariat, Royal Navy

Dear Mr Wills,

Your request has been logged under our reference FOI2019/12871 and the
target date for response is 12 December 2019.

Yours sincerely

Navy Command Secretariat - FOI Section

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Navy Command Secretariat, Royal Navy

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Dear Mr Wills,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

Navy Command Secretariat - FOI Section

Dear [email address] on behalf of Navy Command Secretariat,

You asked that I clarify FOI2019 12871.

For ALL individuals submitting an online application to join the Royal Marines as an Other Rank via the Royal Navy website:
1. What is the average time (measured in days) and by individual country (including UK and Commonwealth), it takes to achieve the following stages of the selection process?

a) Establish communications and initiate the administrative elements of the selection process
b) Attend the medical examination in UK
c) Attend the Potential Royal Marines Course
d) Enter service as a Royal Marines Commando Recruit

Yours sincerely,

Duncan Wills

NAVY SEC-FOI MAILBOX (MULTIUSER), Royal Navy

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Dear Mr Wills,
Please find attached an interim response to FOI2019/13434.
Yours sincerely,

Navy Command Secretariat - FOI Section

 

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Navy Command Secretariat, Royal Navy

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Dear Mr Wills,

Please find attached our response to FOI2019/13434.

Regards

Navy Command Secretariat - FOI Section