Icon Logo Gun Mart

Project Artemis reconnection

Project Artemis reconnection

The one certainty that exists within the Royal Marines is that eventually you will have to leave, whether that is of your own choice at the end of a career or through a medical discharge. The challenge I simple and brutal; what do I do next?

Transferable skills

Royal Marines are rigorously selected, highly trained, motivated and adaptable, this combined with an affinity and experience within the wilderness means they have transferable skills and value to add to the rural sector. My journey started with a keen interest and passion in the countryside, it was my ambition to transition into the rural sector, initially within the game keeping industry.

This started with Caerhays Castle Estate; pheasant shoot in Cornwall. The owner, Charles Williams and head keeper, Phil Tidball graciously accepted my request to assist me in gaining education and experience. Due to constantly moving around the globe, gaining access to the countryside and building relationships with landowners is often very difficult for soldiers. Having served 25 years, this was the first opportunity I had to be able to commit to civilian career development due to previous deployments. They took me on and allowed me to conduct a few years work experience as an apprentice keeper; probably one of the oldest!

Lessons learned

Lessons were learnt, amongst them we Marines do not hold the preserve on physical hard work and hardships. Keepers are strong, fit people who work in the harsh conditions whilst maintaining a passion and dedication for their job, what better environment for any former Royal? It also taught me just how difficult securing employment into the field sports, land and wildlife sectors is. A combination of hard skills, knowledge, experience and most importantly trust is needed to be competitive as a prospective employee.

Our transferable skills weren’t going to be enough, so, professional development and experience was needed. If this could be achieved whilst still serving, maximising their limited spare time, the transition to the rural sector would be easier. This Inspired me to develop Project Artemis Royal Marines. It seeks to bring together the whole family, including serving personal, veterans, wounded, injured and sick to professionally develop and gain experience within the countryside sector with the ambition to find jobs and a future life.

Three aims

Upskill: educate and train the novice in a range of land and wildlife functions from novice leading to competent levels following best practice and procedures. Focusing on how game keeping etc fits in with ethical, ecological land and wildlife management.

Deliver careers development: move the individual from the competent to a professional level with the correct skills and experience. Recovery activity: for wounded, injured and sick, which can range from adaptive shooting, respite breaks, fishing, conservation projects and any other work that is adaptable and appropriate. Additionally, the project seeks to raise the profile and influence of the Royal Marines Association and Charity, who are so vital to the providing life support to all our people, serving or not. With the aims and ambitions set for Project Artemis, support from the rural sector was sought to conduct further work experience on a larger scale.

West highlands

The Ardnamurchan Estate on the West Coast of Scotland and West Highland Hunting was approached with the request to support training and professional development as deer guides. The response was tremendous, we couldn’t have found a better organisation and people to show us the way. An initial scoping plan with Owner (Donald Housten) Manager (William Kelly) and the Game Manager (Niall Rowentree) on how the training and work experience could be delivered was conducted. Followed by a season of rehearsing this on a small scale with two Marines.

story continues below...

This led to the inaugural season in 2019 as deer stalking trainees on the Ardnamurchan Estate with West Highland Hunting. With training from Niall Rowentree and Steve Grant, Marines have been utilised as Ghillies, October through to November. The tasks and education have been multi-faceted, ranging from stalking, carcass extraction, marksmanship, gralloching and larder skills etc.

Linked to the land

Most importantly is the knowledge and education on how deer management is intrinsically linked to the complex issue of land and wildlife management as a whole. Leading to one of the most crucial lessons of all, correct species identification and selection for culling, ensuring that the correct animals are removed to support a higher land and conservation vision, in an ethical and justified manner.

Many of the skills being learnt are strikingly similar to the function of a Marine in combat, not only are they developing essential skills to transition into the rural sector. We are also enhancing our core combat skills such as marksmanship, weapon handling, physical fitness, endurance, navigation, risk analyses, leadership and fieldcraft, to name a few.

History repeats

Thanks to the Ardnamurchan Estate and West Highland Hunting, Royal Marines are being trained and mentored by professional deer stalkers and as is often the case, history is repeating itself. The very ground that Project Artemis personal are learning on today is the same used in 1940 to 1945 during World War 2 by aspiring Commandos. When the Nation was at its darkest hour, Churchill decreed: “Enterprises must be prepared, with specially-trained troops of the hunter class, who can develop a reign of terror down these coasts, first of all on the ‘butcher and bolt’ policy”, Churchill needed men to take the fight back to Axis forces and so the Commandos were born.

They were trained in the West Coast of Scotland, from Lochailort, Ardnamurchan, Ardnish to Achnacarry and as the inscription on the imposing Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge states: “This country was their training ground.” So, after 75 years, they are, once again being trained on the very ground and by the same communities our forefathers were. The West Highland Commando renaissance has begun. In summary, Project Artemis Royal Marines is all about one thing: “Re-connecting Royal Marines with the countryside they serve!”

Reasons why

As an ex solider myself who served for 10-years in the Army in the 1970s, I too faced the same transition from an extended family that looks after your every need and also puts you in harm’s way, to walking into a new and demanding world, where being an ex-squaddie cuts little ice with the civilian community. I was lucky, as through the then Joint Services Recruitment Programme, I got a job with the Met Police D11 firearms section as an armourer, then the BBC as a property armourer, where I taught actors to use guns of all types, archery kit and even sword fighting, which set me on my new career that ended up with me running various shooting magazines. I’m very pro the British Forces and always donate money, as I feel these men and women deserve our help and respect, as it seems they don’t get that or the support they should. Last year in Scotland I met two guys from something called Project Artemis, which turned out to be a Royal Marine initiative to train serving members and those invalided out or discharged, in the country pursuits, with a view to future employment. I contacted WO1 Steve Tompkins whose idea it was, and he’s kindly put pen to paper.

Pete Moore Editor in Chief Shooting Sports Magazine

Contact Project Artemis; [email protected]


  • Project Artemis reconnection - image {image:count}

    click on image to enlarge

  • Project Artemis reconnection - image {image:count}

    click on image to enlarge

  • Project Artemis reconnection - image {image:count}

    click on image to enlarge

  • Project Artemis reconnection - image {image:count}

    click on image to enlarge


  • flagyl order <a href="https://augmentiln.com/">buy augmentin 625mg online</a> glucophage 500mg cheap

    Default profile image
    10 Aug 2022 at 01:57 AM
  • azithromycin 500mg ca <a href="https://prednisolonel.com/">prednisolone 20mg pill</a> purchase glucophage pills

    Default profile image
    08 Aug 2022 at 07:49 PM
  • buy generic fluconazole 200mg <a href="https://ampicillinsx.com/">oral ampicillin 500mg</a> viagra 150mg us

    Default profile image
    06 Aug 2022 at 07:03 AM
  • generic zofran 4mg <a href="https://valtrlx.com/">purchase valtrex without prescription</a> finasteride 1mg cost

    Default profile image
    04 Aug 2022 at 11:32 AM
  • buy zantac 150mg pill <a href="https://meloxicamp.com/">buy meloxicam 15mg pill</a> flomax 0.2mg generic

    Default profile image
    03 Aug 2022 at 04:58 AM
  • tadalafil 20mg brand <a href="https://levofloxacinl.com/">levofloxacin 500mg price</a> buy dutasteride pill

    Default profile image
    01 Aug 2022 at 10:18 PM
  • buy nexium generic <a href="https://phenergpl.com/">buy phenergan sale</a> cheap tadalafil sale

    Default profile image
    31 Jul 2022 at 03:08 PM
  • sildenafil drug <a href="https://lamotriginep.com/">lamotrigine 50mg price</a> buy losartan pills

    Default profile image
    30 Jul 2022 at 07:36 AM
  • isotretinoin tablet <a href="https://suhagrapls.com/">sildenafil buy online</a> sildenafil order

    Default profile image
    28 Jul 2022 at 08:10 PM
  • viagra sildenafil 200mg <a href="https://cialiedfs.com/">buy cialis 5mg generic</a> buy deltasone 10mg for sale

    Default profile image
    27 Jul 2022 at 12:34 PM
  • purchase methotrexate <a href="https://methotrexatey.com/">order methotrexate 5mg generic</a> metoclopramide tablet

    Default profile image
    26 Jul 2022 at 04:42 AM
  • cheap cyclobenzaprine <a href="https://cyclobenzaprip.com/">flexeril 15mg pills</a> clopidogrel 150mg oral

    Default profile image
    24 Jul 2022 at 07:25 PM
  • buy ezetimibe 10mg pill <a href="https://edbestplls.com/">buy ed medication</a> domperidone 10mg price

    Default profile image
    23 Jul 2022 at 06:25 AM
  • purchase viagra for sale <a href="https://edtadalp.com/">cost cialis 10mg</a> purchase cialis generic

    Default profile image
    21 Jul 2022 at 08:58 AM
  • buy baricitinib 4mg sale - <a href="https://metforminf.com/">metformin pills</a> order lisinopril 2.5mg pill

    Default profile image
    17 Jul 2022 at 08:15 PM
  • buy plaquenil for sale - <a href="https://hydroxyne.com/">hydroxychloroquine 200mg ca</a> generic cenforce

    Default profile image
    16 Jul 2022 at 10:27 AM
  • buy neurontin 100mg without prescription - <a href="https://gnlasik.com/">buy lasix 100mg</a> stromectol pharmacy

    Default profile image
    15 Jul 2022 at 06:26 AM
  • best ed pills - <a href="https://sildende.com/">viagra kaufen ohne rezept</a> sildenafil 50mg kaufen ohne rezept

    Default profile image
    12 Jul 2022 at 01:31 AM
  • sildenafil without prescription - <a href="https://sildenaplls.com/">order sildenafil 100mg without prescription</a> cheap sildenafil without prescription

    Default profile image
    10 Jul 2022 at 03:02 PM
  • buy flagyl 200mg for sale - <a href="https://bactriml.com/">bactrim 960mg uk</a> order cephalexin 250mg generic

    Default profile image
    09 Jul 2022 at 10:16 AM
  • buy finasteride online - <a href="https://ampicillinmd.com/">ampicillin 500mg pill</a> cheap cipro

    Default profile image
    08 Jul 2022 at 03:14 AM
  • order ondansetron 4mg sale - <a href="https://valacyclovirs.com/">order valacyclovir 1000mg without prescription</a> valacyclovir sale

    Default profile image
    06 Jul 2022 at 02:31 AM
  • tadalafil 5mg uk - <a href="https://celecoxibr.com/">buy celebrex online cheap</a> flomax 0.4mg pill

    Default profile image
    02 Jul 2022 at 05:12 PM
  • buy levofloxacin 250mg online - <a href="https://viagplls.com/">over the counter viagra</a> cialis 10mg generic

    Default profile image
    01 Jul 2022 at 03:10 AM
  • cozaar 25mg cheap - <a href="https://topamaxn.com/">order topiramate pills</a> order phenergan without prescription

    Default profile image
    28 Jun 2022 at 10:46 PM
  • brand plavix 75mg - <a href="https://tmethotrexate.com/">order methotrexate sale</a> reglan us

    Default profile image
    27 Jun 2022 at 05:42 AM
  • brand cyclobenzaprine 15mg - <a href="https://rcolchicine.com/">order colchicine for sale</a> buy inderal 20mg for sale

    Default profile image
    25 Jun 2022 at 12:11 PM
  • order generic accutane 20mg - <a href="https://rtetracycline.com/">tetracycline 250mg tablet</a> tetracycline over the counter

    Default profile image
    23 Jun 2022 at 07:31 PM
  • modafinil uk - <a href="https://rerectpill.com/">best male ed pills</a> buy budesonide pill

    Default profile image
    22 Jun 2022 at 01:36 AM
  • sildenafil mail order usa - <a href="https://rtadalafil.com/">cialis 10mg cost</a> levitra vs cialis

    Default profile image
    20 Jun 2022 at 01:54 PM
  • cenforce us - <a href="https://stromectolir.com/">stromectol 12mg pills</a> purchase motilium pill

    Default profile image
    19 Jun 2022 at 04:19 AM
  • prednisone oral - <a href="https://amoxicilli.store/">amoxicillin 500mg cheap</a> order generic amoxil 250mg

    Default profile image
    16 Jun 2022 at 12:13 AM
  • buy cialis 20mg without prescription - <a href="https://sildefix.com/">viagra 100mg usa</a> sildenafil online

    Default profile image
    14 Jun 2022 at 04:01 AM
  • buy synthroid 75mcg - <a href="https://desloratadi.store/">order desloratadine online cheap</a> plaquenil 400mg sale

    Default profile image
    12 Jun 2022 at 04:20 PM
  • order ventolin 4mg without prescription - <a href="https://essayslw.com/">cheap term papers</a> order dapoxetine online

    Default profile image
    11 Jun 2022 at 04:43 AM
  • order levitra online - <a href="https://pregabalin.store/">pregabalin 75mg tablet</a> buy clomiphene 100mg

    Default profile image
    09 Jun 2022 at 01:00 PM
  • lisinopril us - <a href="https://omeprazolepx.com/">omeprazole 10mg cost</a> order tenormin sale

    Default profile image
    08 Jun 2022 at 01:41 AM
  • glucophage medication - <a href="https://amlodipine.store/">cost norvasc</a> order norvasc 10mg without prescription

    Default profile image
    06 Jun 2022 at 12:05 PM
  • plaquenil drug - <a href="https://baricitinib.store/">baricitinib 4mg pills</a> buy baricitinib for sale

    Default profile image
    04 Jun 2022 at 10:44 PM
  • buy furosemide without prescription - <a href="https://doxycyclinet.com/">cost doxycycline</a> ivermectin pills canada

    Default profile image
    03 Jun 2022 at 07:03 AM
  • <a href="https://erythromycinn.com/#">uses for erythromycin</a> erythromycin ointment dosage

    Default profile image
    02 Jun 2022 at 11:48 PM
  • brand prednisolone 10mg - <a href="https://predsolone.store/">prednisolone 5mg usa</a> sildenafil 100mg pills

    Default profile image
    01 Jun 2022 at 02:57 PM
  • order amoxicillin 1000mg generic - <a href="https://amoxill.store/">amoxicillin 250mg tablet</a> cheap viagra generic

    Default profile image
    31 May 2022 at 03:19 AM
  • buy prednisone 5mg - <a href="https://accutanpll.com/">order accutane 20mg generic</a> accutane 40mg sale

    Default profile image
    29 May 2022 at 06:21 PM
  • buy cialis 20mg pills - <a href="https://erectplls.com/">cialis pills</a> order modafinil 200mg

    Default profile image
    28 May 2022 at 09:07 AM
  • doxycycline 200mg brand - <a href="https://clomidg.store/">clomiphene 100mg uk</a> cialis 20mg usa

    Default profile image
    26 May 2022 at 12:07 PM
  • ivermectin purchase - <a href="https://vardenafilxn.store/">cheap levitra</a> order vardenafil 10mg online cheap

    Default profile image
    25 May 2022 at 01:11 AM
  • amoxicillin sale - <a href="https://levitragn.store/">buy levitra</a> order generic levitra 20mg

    Default profile image
    23 May 2022 at 12:21 PM
  • buy ampicillin 500mg generic - <a href="https://ciproflox.store/">cost cipro 1000mg</a> female cialis cvs

    Default profile image
    21 May 2022 at 12:45 PM
  • cheap ceftin 250mg - <a href="https://robaxinx.store/">methocarbamol 500mg brand</a> us cialis

    Default profile image
    20 May 2022 at 01:46 AM
  • buy rhinocort online cheap - <a href="https://xantabuse.quest/">disulfiram 250mg tablet</a> buy antabuse 250mg generic

    Default profile image
    18 May 2022 at 02:16 PM
  • cephalexin 125mg cheap - <a href="https://clindamycin.store/">buy clindamycin sale</a> erythromycin 500mg uk

    Default profile image
    14 May 2022 at 10:37 PM
  • order bactrim 480mg online - <a href="https://xviagrpill.today/">viagra online order</a> order viagra 50mg without prescription

    Default profile image
    12 May 2022 at 02:15 PM
  • order augmentin 1000mg online - <a href="https://flagylgn.store/">tadalafil online</a> buy tadalafil 5mg without prescription

    Default profile image
    10 May 2022 at 01:13 AM
  • cheap prednisolone 5mg - <a href="https://cialisxb.store/">tadalafil 10mg uk</a> cheapest cialis online

    Default profile image
    07 May 2022 at 02:32 PM
  • oral viagra - <a href="https://bestusasild.com/">viagra 50mg ca</a> order sildenafil 100mg pill

    Default profile image
    04 May 2022 at 07:31 AM
  • buy viagra <a href="https://viagrahom.com/">sildenafil nitrate</a> generic viagra walmart

    Default profile image
    02 May 2022 at 06:02 AM
  • <a href="https://stromectoleth.com/">ivermectin lice oral

    Default profile image
    09 Feb 2022 at 01:36 PM
  • <a href="https://stromectoleth.com/">stromectol for humans

    Default profile image
    06 Feb 2022 at 03:47 AM
  • <a href="https://cialiswithdapoxetine.com/#">cialis generic</a> cialis online

  • <a href="https://cialiswithdapoxetine.com/#">cialis coupon</a> cialis alternative

    Default profile image
    generic cialis
    26 Dec 2021 at 11:00 PM
  • <a href="https://cialiswithdapoxetine.com/#">cialis support 365</a> generic cialis

    Default profile image
    cialis 20mg
    17 Dec 2021 at 03:30 PM
  • buy cialis usa <a href="https://cialiswithdapoxetine.com/#">cialis support 365</a>

    Default profile image
    buy cialis online
    13 Dec 2021 at 06:56 AM
  • <a href="https://cialiswithdapoxetine.com/#">cialis tadalafil & dapoxetine</a> cialis without a doctor prescription

    Default profile image
    cialis online
    09 Dec 2021 at 10:31 PM
  • cialis dosage https://cialiswithdapoxetine.com/

    Default profile image
    cialis 20mg
    06 Dec 2021 at 07:10 AM
  • cialis price <a href="https://cialiswithdapoxetine.com/#">cialis alternative</a>

    Default profile image
    buy cialis online
    21 Nov 2021 at 06:54 PM
  • Embroidery has a vast scope in fashion and related field.

    Default profile image
    this pages
    18 Nov 2021 at 01:44 PM
  • cialis 20 mg <a href="https://cialiswithdapoxetine.com/#">cialis support 365</a>

  • buy cialis usa https://cialiswithdapoxetine.com/

    Default profile image
    can i take cialis with daxpoteine
    14 Nov 2021 at 07:58 PM
  • tadalafil 40 https://tadalafilgenc.com/ tadalafil 60 mg for sale <a href="https://tadalafilgenc.com/#">tadalafil 40 mg daily</a>

    Default profile image
    tadalafil dosage
    06 Jun 2021 at 06:41 PM
  • write essay <a href=" https://essaywritingeie.com/  ">essay outline </a> essay writers online https://essaywritingeie.com/

    Default profile image
    05 Jun 2021 at 05:13 AM
  • buy tadalafil https://superactivetadalafil.com/ tadalafil <a href="https://superactivetadalafil.com/#">tadalafil pills</a>

    Default profile image
    tadalafil pills
    03 Jun 2021 at 11:46 PM
  • generic tadalafil 40 mg https://tadalafilgenc.com/ tadalafil <a href="https://tadalafilgenc.com/#">tadalafil daily use</a>

    Default profile image
    order tadalafil
    03 Jun 2021 at 11:46 PM
  • tadalafil online https://extratadalafill.com/ 40 mg tadalafil <a href="https://extratadalafill.com/#">tadalafil generic</a>

    Default profile image
    tadalafil daily use
    03 Jun 2021 at 07:57 PM
  • tadalafil online https://pulmoprestadalafil.com/ tadalafil 40 mg daily <a href="https://pulmoprestadalafil.com/#">tadalafil 40 mg daily</a>

    Default profile image
    tadalafil gel
    03 Jun 2021 at 06:38 PM
  • tadalafil 40 mg daily https://nextadalafil.com/ generic tadalafil 40 mg <a href="https://nextadalafil.com/#">buy tadalafil us</a>

    Default profile image
    tadalafil online
    03 Jun 2021 at 03:59 PM
  • tadalafil tablets 60mg https://tadalisxs.com/ tadalafil + dapoxetine 40mg/60mg

    Default profile image
    generic tadalafil 40 mg
    29 May 2021 at 12:07 AM
  • chloroquine phosphate tablet https://chloroquineorigin.com/# - aralen buy online chloroquine tablet

    Default profile image
    28 May 2021 at 04:13 AM
  • https://chloroquineorigin.com/  chloroquin hydroxychloroquine coronavirus <a href="https://chloroquineorigin.com/ ">buy aralen online uk </a> buy chloroquine

    Default profile image
    21 May 2021 at 06:34 PM
  • can i buy sildenafil over the counter in canada https://eunicesildenafilcitrate.com/ sildenafil prescription canada

    Default profile image
    buy sildenafil 50mg uk
    08 Apr 2021 at 03:48 AM
  • tadalafil dosage https://elitadalafill.com/ tadalis sx

    Default profile image
    tadalafil pills
    06 Apr 2021 at 02:17 PM
  • Nice. I would like to share it with my friends. I hope you will continue your works like this .Keep up the excellent work. You have a magical talent of holding readers mind. That is something which cant be given to all by god . Keep it safe 😊 Check for <a href="https://buyessays.us/">best essay writing service</a>

    Default profile image
    29 Jun 2020 at 12:40 PM