Series 1 Episode 8
First Broadcast: 1AM Mon 1 September 2014

As 169 troop reach the end of training, thoughts turn to life beyond Lympstone.

A familiar face, Corporal 'Froggy' Chauffeur, returns to prepare the troop for their final pass-out parade and four stand-out recruits go head to head for the coveted King's Badge award, an accolade for the best recruit, which the winner will carry with them throughout their career.

Meanwhile, retiring Troop Commander 'Ginge' Booth is contemplating a future beyond the Royal Marines after 28 years of service.

Emotions run high as the recruits achieve their dreams and can finally say goodbye to the demanding 32-week training course and embark upon their careers as trained Royal Marines.

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    1. S1-Ep1: Going Commando This video is a intro S1-Ep1: Going Commando Video duration: 2:18 minutes

      An insight into life as a Royal Marine
      • WARNING Strong Language Strong Violence
      Watch Royal Marines Commando School Episode 1
    2. S1-Ep1: Strict Regime This video is a clip S1-Ep1: Strict Regime Video duration: 0:56 minutes

      The recruits adjust to their new life Watch Royal Marines Commando School Episode 1
    3. S1-Ep2: A Better Life This video is a clip S1-Ep2: A Better Life Video duration: 1:08 minutes

      Magnus on why he wanted to become a Marine Watch Royal Marines Commando School Episode 2
    4. S1-Ep2: Royal Inspection This video is a intro S1-Ep2: Royal Inspection Video duration: 1:46 minutes

      Inspection time is tough
      • WARNING Strong Language
      Watch Royal Marines Commando School Episode 2
    5. S1-Ep3: Intense Training This video is a intro S1-Ep3: Intense Training Video duration: 0:59 minutes

      The soldiers' physical ability is severely tested Watch Royal Marines Commando School Episode 3
    6. S1-Ep3: Unwanted Attention This video is a clip S1-Ep3: Unwanted Attention Video duration: 2:02 minutes

      Mark has left a bad taste within his troop
      • WARNING Strong Language
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    7. S1-Ep4: Dog Rules This video is a clip S1-Ep4: Dog Rules Video duration: 0:40 minutes

      Can the resident dog indulge in conversation? Watch Royal Marines Commando School Episode 4
    8. S1-Ep4: Ultimate Transition This video is a intro S1-Ep4: Ultimate Transition Video duration: 1:15 minutes

      A 22-year-old recruit talks about his childhood
      • WARNING Strong Language
      Watch Royal Marines Commando School Episode 4
    9. S1-Ep5: Live Fire Fighting This video is a clip S1-Ep5: Live Fire Fighting Video duration: 1:39 minutes

      The troop have twelve weeks of training left and discuss the prospect of using live ammunition Watch Royal Marines Commando School Episode 5
    10. S1-Ep6: Fighting Fit This video is a intro S1-Ep6: Fighting Fit Video duration: 1:11 minutes

      After suffering a knee injury, Cole is ready to return to camp Watch Royal Marines Commando School Episode 6
    11. S1-Ep6: The Hardline This video is a clip S1-Ep6: The Hardline Video duration: 0:54 minutes

      Punishment day arrives for the troops Watch Royal Marines Commando School Episode 6
    12. S1-Ep7: Longest-Serving Recruit This video is a clip S1-Ep7: Longest-Serving Recruit Video duration: 1:59 minutes

      Kirk on why he continues to pursue a career as a commando Watch Royal Marines Commando School Episode 7
    13. S1-Ep7: Seal of Approval This video is a intro S1-Ep7: Seal of Approval Video duration: 1:09 minutes

      The recruits get a taste of what success would feel like
      • WARNING Strong Language
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    14. S1-Ep8: Final Exam This video is a clip S1-Ep8: Final Exam Video duration: 2:25 minutes

      The Marines try their most gruelling test yet
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    15. S1-Ep8: The Diamond Boys This video is a intro S1-Ep8: The Diamond Boys Video duration: 1:19 minutes

      Mike, Luke and Nick discuss their career choice
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