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)
[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.
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.
Exercise South West Sword, Gosport. Royal Marines from 42 Commando launch an assault from HMS Albion, to prove her capabilities as high readiness amphibious assault ship. Joining the assault were Challenger 2 tanks and Scimitar light tanks from the King’s Royal Hussars.
Taking place in the United Arab Emirates, the training on Bulwark is ensuring the Royal Marines and sailors are battle ready and prepared for every eventuality that may be thrown their way once they are on the ground
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”
Five Royal Marines marched 120 kilometres in four days as they sought to emulate the deeds of their forebears in the Falklands 32 years ago. The team from ice patrol ship HMS Protector yomped in full kit from San Carlos to the islands’ capital Stanley, following the exact route of 45 Commando in 1982.