To date the Royal Marines Wives and Girlfriends Calendars has raised over £9,000 for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. On the whole the resilience of military kids is immense. Greg and I will get really emotional and grumpy. But you do get the Occasional long weekend. Royal Marines Commandos and Officers are deplorable straight from training.
The members network are also prolific fundraisers and each year raise tens of thousands for the Charity. But at the same time the type of man who joins the Marines is one my dad would want me to be with — respectful, strong, loyal. The hairdresser, who has been with her partner for three years, said: 'It's very exciting to be the cover girl and I hope my marine loves the pictures. I have got the countryside, my husband and my children. The calendar was overseen by Becci Banfield, Jenny Robey and Lisa Clark. They wanted to do something to cheer the boys up and so thought what better than a cheeky photo to remind them of what they were missing at home — it was here that the calendar was born! The person you see as a family man could be killing people.
Life is a cabaret: Kim, 35 from Exeter, who met her husband while he was in training, is Miss May 'Doing the calendar has brought back some confidence and I can't wait to be an official pin-up girl. I do struggle when he goes away on operational tours though. Our soloist was 15-year old Emily Whaley. It was premiered on November 23, 2011 by the Military Wives Choirs from Chivenor and Plymouth at the Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall. Share 'In August 2011 he lost his cousin who was also a serving Royal Marine. This network offers emotional support to the partners through training, relocations, weddings, childcare, new careers, bereavement, injury and retirement via a friendly forum.
I know I won't be able to go to training with him, how much time off does he get during those training months? Do we think there will be places to deploy to in two years time? I can't speak for Officer Training but there was a few Weekends free during my training, I lived far too away to bother going home. They have two daughters together. It makes me very proud to be British. She was in the police and had to leave that. .
When I met Greg it was always on the cards that he would train for the Royal Marines - so it wasn't a shock when he actually went in. Royal Marines Wives and Girlfriends Network The Royal Marines Wives and Girlfriends Network is a Facebook group of over 500 wives and girlfriends of serving and former Royal Marines. It has been a real privilege and honour. As for deployment, my boyfriend passed out in June 2015, he was home for summer leave and then joined a unit in September, in October he was told they were going on deployment in January for 6 months. Another brave person from Angus, Peter Carson from Montrose, is also taking part in the challenge.
There are plenty of people here to share advice, help and have a plethora of experience to draw on. Calendars are available to buy via the and cost just £10. Advertisement Royal Marines fighting on the frontline are about to get a sweet vision of home thanks to 12 of their stunning wives and girlfriends. Last year it raised £5,000 for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, which aims to give a better quality of life to marines and their families. He works tirelessly to see our projects and their associated promotional material come to fruition and to the highest standard. There are various weekends you get off during training aswell as leave periods like Christmas.
But it might change in the future when children are involved. I have heard of cases of long term partners given the chance to use married quarters, if there was spare and no demand, don't quote me on that. It was different for my mum — she had to give up more. The Royal Marines have a tough job. What emerges, however, is a compelling story of personal and collective fortitude not only in how they manage the tough physical demands of the Yomp, but also the mental and emotional impact of being a military wife or girlfriend - especially when their partners are called away on dangerous deployments for months on end in a war zone.
You get the chance to miss them and appreciate the little things they do. Last year the calendar raised £4,000. This was a shock to me at first as, although I knew he would be going away, I just hadn't thought about it happening so soon and so you can feel upset and a bit angry as we had booked a dream holiday, he would be missing family weddings and my graduation , but as long as you are aware that things will change and you just have to be okay with it as there's not a lot you can do about it, you will be fine. Sorry for the long reply, hope this helps a bit! He will probably sit down and have a chat with them when he joins a unit and does his joining routine. He's still at his unit at the moment and comes home every weekend so we spend as much time together as we can, he will be home for Christmas leave on the 18th Dec until 4th Jan when he will be deployed a few days after I think.
We went through all his training when I was at home with the baby. Hi, I can't say much about officer training or where you live after as me and my boyfriend are both 20 been together 2 and a half years , and both live separately as I'm still at university. Please keep visiting the website for all the updated calendar news. She said their selection policy took into account both looks and personal stories. We had a surprise baby four years ago, so he put off joining for a bit. I used to be a service manager in gym and health clubs. He was at home just once a month for a year and a half.