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What a Legend! Tom Hardy trains with troops as he reveals he would have been in the Marines had he not become an actor

Tom Hardy has revealed that he would have been in the Royal Marines had acting not worked out for him. The 37-year-old Hollywood star shared his past career goal while training with troops at RM Condor in Scotland this week.

Major Giles Duncan, the second-in-command of 45 Commando, said: ‘Tom was hugely impressed by our Royal Marines and told me he was humbled by what the lads did. He confided that, had he not become an actor, he would have liked to have been a Marine.' 

The Mad Max star, who is an honorary member of the Royal Marines Corps, trained with troops and visited a site of remembrance to honour those who have died while serving with the unit.

Sergeant Kev Bowie, the unit’s physical training instructor, said: 'All at 45 Commando hope that Tom enjoyed his short but eventful stay at RM Condor.’

'The mighty 45 have put him through his paces over the past 48 hours; he understands our ethos and corps values and has an insight into what is required to wear the coveted Green Beret.’

Tom, who is set to star as both the Kray twins in upcoming biopic Legend, was not afraid to give his all as he was put through his paces alongside 45 Commando Royal Marines in Arbroath.

 The actor’s visit to Scotland comes as the full-length trailer for his upcoming film Legend has been released. (dailymail)

A bit more detail from news.stv.tv/tayside

[Tom Hardy] took part in a series of physical challenges in the tough Barry Buddon training area and was given a demonstration of the weapons systems used by 45 Commando. The English actor was also given a tour of Woodlands Garden, which was opened in 2011 as a site of remembrance to honour those who have died while serving with the unit.

mirror.co.uk

He also visited nearby Barry Buddon Training Area where he gained rare hands-on experience with the unit’s sniper rifles before being presented with a replica of the Commando dagger. Sergeant Kev Bowie, the unit’s physical training instructor said: “All at 45 Commando hope that Tom enjoyed his short but eventful stay at RM Condor.

Article about Tom’s visit in Globe & Laurel Mag by Sgt Kev Bowie,UPTI, thanks to The Green Berets.co.uk on Facebook.

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45 Commando Royal Marines
Arbroath, Scotland - July 13, 2015.


Training Hard-y: The Mad Max star joined the Royal Marines at RM Condor in Arbroath, Scotland, and was put through his paces by the troops.

The Hollywood actor joined the 45 Commando Group conduct for a training session before revealing that he would have liked to have been in the Royal Marines had acting not worked out for him.

What a Legend! Tom Hardy trains with troops as he reveals he would have been in the Marines had he not become an actor

Major Giles Duncan, the second-in-command of 45 Commando, said: ‘Tom was hugely impressed by our Royal Marines and told me he was humbled by what the lads did.

'He confided that, had he not become an actor, he would have liked to have been a Marine.’

The Mad Max star, who is an honorary member of the Royal Marines Corps, trained with troops and visited a site of remembrance to honour those who have died while serving with the unit.

Sergeant Kev Bowie, the unit’s physical training instructor, said: 'All at 45 Commando hope that Tom enjoyed his short but eventful stay at RM Condor.

'The mighty 45 have put him through his paces over the past 48 hours; he understands our ethos and corps values and has an insight into what is required to wear the coveted Green Beret.'  (+)

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From Ashley Slavin - “The mighty 45 mortars with Tom Hardy / Big Tom coming round with the lads haha / Visiting our camp, he loves the marines and his security guard used to be one who’s with him x”

2nd row fr. left: @tylermartyn123 “Me and the man himself, Tom Hardy.. What a legend!!  | @kylemartin88 “Are we bigger than Bane?! | @perfectpicsvicky  - “thank you #tomhardy for visiting my hubby and all the marines at 45 x”

3rd row: Ashley Slavin - “Big Tom coming round with the lads haha” | (ph. w/ flag) liamjamieson​ - “Had the absolute pleasure to the meet this legend today. He is such a genuine and down to earth guy. Without doubt one of the most humble guys you’ll ever get the chance to meet! Tom Hardy thank you!  |  @b_azzle “Bane friend”

bottom left: Royal Marines Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association - “Tom Hardy trying to wrestle Dave McCann for his RMBJJ rash guard! Good effort Dave!!” |  Ashley Slavin - The mighty 45 mortars with Tom Hardy | @dannixlouise 

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45 Commando Royal Marines, Arbroath, Scotland, 13 July 2015