#75 Arctic Warfare Training | AWT | Life In A Royal Marines Commando Unit | Norway | Chris Thrall

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Ever wondered what it is like to fight in the Norwegian Arctic, carrying an eighty pound bergen on a pair of skis, jumping into ice-cold water and sleeping in a snowcave? In this podcast I talk about my arctic warfare training in Norway (AWT) in the first year of a Royal Marines Commando Unit.

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Chris

C – Hello friends, I hope this finds you well. Welcome back to another in my what’s the royal marines really like series. I’ve been really looking forward to doing this for quite some time now, because I’m going to talk about Norway, which looking back at least was an experience I was so glad I went through, if maybe I wasn’t so happy at the time for reasons I’ll explain. So Norway is where the Royal Marines do their Arctic Warfare training. I first sort of came across the Norway experience as opposed to just hearing about it when I was on rear party at 42 Commando. So I left for training in February, bitterly cold when we did our commando tests and I went to 42 Commando which is at Bickley, just outside Plymouth, and I was on something called rear party which is basically guard duty. The reason being the whole unit were away on winter deployment or exercise and this was of course in Norway where 42 and 45 commando go every year, at least that’s how it was when I served…

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#86 CAPSIZED On The PACIFIC! | Mick Dawson | Royal Marines | Ocean Rowing | Chris Thrall’s Podcast

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Mick Dawson is a former Royal Marines Commando, film maker, professional sailor and adventurer. He is best known for rowing the Pacific Ocean with friend and fellow ocean rower Chris Martin in a new state of the art vessel, Bojangles, which Mick built. In 2009, they completed their 7,000 mi (11,000 km) voyage in 189 days 10 hours and 55 minutes; a world first and earning a place in the Guinness Book of records. His tale of being capsized alone while rowing the Pacific is one you don’t want to miss!

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Chris and Mick

C – Mick how are you brother?

M – I’m very well mate, thanks for the invite. It’s great to meet you face to face so to speak, well as face to face as you can get these days.

C – It’s amazing isn’t it Mick, I feel like I’ve met all these amazing people and the truth is I haven’t.

M – It’s the next best thing mate.

C – I get peoples numbers on my phone so I can show someone and say “Yep, look he is my friend!” What an amazing life story you’ve had, and as I’ve said to you before what a great example you set to our young people with your adventures, in the ocean rowing capacity I’ll say for people who are unaware of your story…

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