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CGRM, CRSM & Lt Col RM Tony Chibnall Rtd – visit Rod Spinks in G10 STORE – Languard Fort – 2017

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Former Royal Marine Rod Spinks was looking forward to a happy retirement

Former Royal Marine Rod Spinks was looking forward to a happy retirement following his years of service to his country… “Since the surgery I am in more pain than before” A mistake when inserting a medical implant led to years … Continue reading

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Friends of the RM Museum – Mountbatten Festival of Music 2017 – Friday 1st March 2017

A date for your new diaries for 2017.  Join the Friends of the Royal Marines Museum for an unforgettable visit to the superb Mountbatten Festival of Music, featuring the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines at the Royal Albert … Continue reading

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Service of Remembrance, Sunday 13 November 2016

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Friends of the RM Museum Winter Reception

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Photos from Darell`s Day 2016

Photos from Darell`s Day 2016 Album #1 Album #2 ******* Has the Corp Missed Something After 350 years ??? Captain Darell, Languard Fort and Darells Day is actually still not recognised in the Corp History After 350 Years Dont You … Continue reading

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Pompey RMA 2nd July 2016

Spotted this Motley crew bushwhacking the locals at the top of the escalator in Sainsburys, Waterlooville, Havant Well done lads, Thanks for the sticker… Mac Ray (Pee Wee) Hunt… Alex (Snips) Parsons… Den (Chick) Read… (in the right order I … Continue reading

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Friends RMM Newsletter Summer 2016

Friends of The Royal Marines Museum Friends RMM Newsletter Summer 2016 Dinner Application Form 7 October 2016

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Former CSgt John Ladd Is Now In A Care Home – Can You Spare Some time For A Visit

Former C/Sgt (D1) John Ladd has been sent to Summerleaze Residential Care home at 78-81 Salterton Road, Exmouth and he would welcome anyone who knows him and is fit and able to visit him. He is a member of the … Continue reading

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Jeff Trail is Awarded The BEM

Jeff Trail, Exmouth Branch has been awarded a BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List for his services to the Community. Over recent years he has organised the Town’s AFD , Beat Retreat etc   At present he is a … Continue reading

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Explosive Weekend – 11th & 12th June 2016

Saturday, 11 June 2016 – 10:00am to Sunday, 12 June 2016 – 5:00pm At Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Gosport Get your lab coats on and prepare for a weekend full of explosive fun and science! BANG! The science of movie SFX. … Continue reading

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Rod Spinks re-vamps his G10 Store for 2016

A well received and deserved email from; from Anthony Chibnall Lt Col RM To Rod Spinks… Subject: RE: G10 Well done Rod, you continue to be one phenomenal fundraiser and your extraordinary effort is very well recognized and hugely appreciated. … Continue reading

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Michael James Francis DSM

A service of Thanksgiving for Michael James Francis DSM

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The Dedication Of The 40Cdo Association Standard – 15th July 2016

As can be seen below, this is the outline for the Dedication of our Standard at Norton Manor Camp. Please ensure that you follow the instruction for those who wish to attend, please submit your names to the Vice Chairman … Continue reading

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HMS GLAMORGAN 1st COMMISSION 50th ANNIVERSARY

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Cenotaph 2016 Changes To The Application Process

Ladies and Gentlemen, Below is a letter from the RBL explaining that for this years Cenotaph there is a change to the Application process and timeline for submitting your applications. If you wish to take part in this years Cenotaph … Continue reading

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The SeaMore Project including RM Museum Relocation – HLF Grant Success

Please follow the link below to read more on this story. https://royalmarinesassociation.org.uk/news/the-seamore-project-including-rm-museum-relocation-hlf-grant-success/

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The RMA Rugby Football Club Will Be Playing Caldy RFC (veterans) On Saturday 28th May 2016

The Royal Marines Association Rugby Football Team will be playing a Caldy RFC Veterans side on Saturday 28th May 2016. Kick off is set for 1430. The RMA RFC is always looking for more members, both able to play or … Continue reading

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Attention all Royals. A request from Highland Branch RMA

Inverness Armed Forces Day (AFD) is being held in conjunction with Inverness Highland Games on Sat 16th July 2016. As of yet we have no RM support. We have members of the local battalion (Blackwatch) taking part in the AFD … Continue reading

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RMA RFC vs Caldy RFC veterans – Saturday 28th May 2016

Caldy RFC are based on the Wirral, and have been fantastic supporters to the RMA for a number of years now.  They are very keen to play against the RMA RFC on Saturday 28th May 2016 and it will be … Continue reading

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NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM, ALREWAS, STAFFORDSHIRE ROYAL MARINES ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL PARADE & SERVICE ON SUNDAY 19 JUNE 2016

Tickets are now available for this event on the RMA website so please make your way there to book. The programme for the day is: 10.00 am onwards: Members arrive; tea/coffee available in the restaurant and kiosk area; individuals to … Continue reading

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The Graspan Parade And Reception – Sunday 15th May 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen,  Please find the outline timings and detail for the forthcoming Graspan Parade and Reception. Please note the following timings for the day so that you can make the required travel arrangements. 0930 – 1045     Coaches … Continue reading

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Death Of Retired Royal Marines Officer, Captain M J Bleeck RM

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of the following retired Royal Marines Officer Captain M J Bleeck RM DOB    28 May 1927 DOE    1 Sep 1945 DOR    11 Jan 1957 DOD    Feb 2015 … Continue reading

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HMS Vanguard – A Short Documentary Of Her Final Days

Bill Paton has sent in this link that takes you to a short documentary about the final days of the RN’s Last Battleship. Its less than 10 mins long and is fascinating. I am sure it will take a few … Continue reading

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Request For Information From RM Historian

The Royal Marines Historian in the Naval Historical Branch is carrying out research into the operations of 116 Infantry Brigade RM which was born in Jan 1945 and served in Holland and Germany between February and August 1945.  Information is … Continue reading

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The Drill Instructors Reunion 2016

Calling all Royal Marines Drill Instructors, serving and retired.  The Drill Instructors Branch Reunion will take place at CTCRM on Saturday 2nd July 2016. Any Drill Instructors that have not yet received an invite to this event are encouraged to contact Sgt … Continue reading

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Extra Services Now Available To Branch Secretaries And Members

please follow the link below for news and information on the latest services available through the RMA website. https://royalmarinesassociation.org.uk/news/extra-services-now-available-online

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Important News From The Department Of Works And Pensions

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS/STATE BENEFITS Synopsis: A new armed forces National Insurance credit is available for spouses and civil partners who joined their partners on overseas postings. Claims can be made going back to 1975. Announcement: Friday, April 15, 2016 The … Continue reading

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The RMA Charity Clay Shoot 2016

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RMA Concert Band – Thursday 21st April 2016 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Thursday, 21 April 2016 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm The Royal Marines Museum is delighted to welcome back the Royal Marines Association Concert Band for their 2016 spring concert which will host a St George’s Day theme.  The band comprising 50 former Royal Marines … Continue reading

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Warning Order For RMA Charity Clay Shoot September 2016

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St George’s Day Concert at the Royal Marines Museum

Thursday, 21 April 2016 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm The Royal Marines Museum is delighted to welcome back the Royal Marines Association Concert Band for their 2016 spring concert which will host a St George’s Day theme. The band comprising 50 former Royal Marines … Continue reading

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The RMA Landing Craft Branch Reunion 8th – 12th September 2016

The Royal Marines Association Landing Craft Branch will once again hold their annual Reunion in Spain the weekend of the 8th / 12th of September 2016 @ The Torrejoven Hotel , Costa- Blanca , Alicante Province. This year the Committee has opened the Reunion … Continue reading

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Two Tickets Available For The Battle Proms Burghley House 9th July 2016

The Blackpool Branch Ladies section are holding a St Georges Day dinner on Saturday 23rd April at the Savoy Hotel Blackpool to raise funds for the RMCTF and the local childrens hospice Brian House. One of the prizes which has … Continue reading

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The 70th Anniversary RMA Reunion 17th – 18th September 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen,  I thank you for your patience whilst we get everything in place to be able to go live on the website for this years Reunion. We are working hard to ensure that your ticket buying process is … Continue reading

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The RMA Annual Graspan Parade And Service – Sunday 15th May 2016

The Royal Marines Annual Parade, service and reception will take place on Sunday 15th May 2016. This is your opportunity to march behind the finest military band in the world down the Mall, one of the most famous landmarks in … Continue reading

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Zeebrugge Parade And Service details – 24th April 2016

Date 24 April, Muster at 10 00 at Seacombe Ferry CH44 6QY Immediate embarkation onto ferry, sail into River Mersey, Wreaths placed over side return to Terminal, Fall in, wreaths onto Memorial Stone, Inspection of Guard etc, March Past & … Continue reading

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Volunteers Required For Commando Challenge 2016

The Royal Marines Commando Challenge has been going for many years, however 2016 sees a new chapter for the event. The event is now owned by and raising funds for Devon Air Ambulance Trust and The Royal Marines Charity, it … Continue reading

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Can You Help STAN BOWERS ???

I was a member of 857 Squad, we joined the Corps at Deal on the 18th October 1966, so this year will be our 50th year of being members of the family, I am looking into having a reunion, so … Continue reading

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Help – Havant Council (trying to locate family)

Havant Borough Council have been unable to contact the family of Marine Grahame Dennis Cox – are you a family member, can you help us to find them? If so please e-mail contact details to richie”at”rma.org.uk

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The RMA Dance Band And A Great Weekend Break

Double M Events are proud to present the Royal Marines Association Dance Band at South Downs Holiday Village, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester, West Sussex. Between May 13 – 16 2016. The weekend will feature this amazing Military band playing for your … Continue reading

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Battle Of Jutland Commemorations – Service Of Remembrance At Plymouth Hoe Tuesday 31st May 2016 (Warning Order)

There is a planned service of Remembrance to commemorate the battle of Jutland at Plymouth Hoe between 11.00 and 12.00 on Tuesday 31st May 2016. Further details will be available in due course.

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The Wolverhampton and Cambridge Branches Need Your Help

“Blackcountry Bootnecks” We come from a place which has no defined boundary and an accent and dialect older than any other, bred for the foundry and known for making the chain and anchor for the Titanic.  We are the farthest … Continue reading

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Ball At 40Cdo In Aid Of The Royal Marines Charity

Ball in aid of The Royal Marines Charity on Saturday 9th April at 40 Commando in the Sgts Mess… 1900hrs until late. £25 ticket inc Band Disco Buffet reception wine and wine on the table. All welcome. If anyone would … Continue reading

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Branch Secretary Sought For RMA US Marine Corps Branch

The Royal Marines and the United States Marine Corps have a long standing relationship of brotherhood, friendship and common Esprit De Corps. There are those from both Marine families who have served with each other down the years and have … Continue reading

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Activate Your Online Account For The Chance To Win A Prize

Retired Royal Marine and Full RMA member WO2 Ian Robinson receives a bottle of traditional Nelson’s blood port from the RMA shop in our December prize draw. To be in with a chance of winning one of the shops ever-popular … Continue reading

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Mountbatten Festival of Music 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the Mountbatten Festival of Music 2016, once again held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Join us for an evening of spectacular entertainment by the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines showcasing … Continue reading

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Southdowns 100 miler Yomp

Join us in May on the South Downs Way to help support at an event like no other, a 100 mile non-stop yomp! We are looking for volunteers to help us with marshalling, manning check points, looking after water points … Continue reading

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From Brigadier M P Ellis OBE Royal Marines (Retired)

From Brigadier M P Ellis OBE Royal Marines (Retired)                                     Mr R Jiggins RMA Chelmsford & District Branch, RAFA, Hall Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0HG 18 December 2015 Dear Rae, I write embarrassingly belatedly in response to your letter of 7 … Continue reading

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RMA Annual Banyan Reminder

The RMA Annual Reunion will take place at CTCRM on 17th/18th September 2016 Jumper Collings… Vice President… Exeter Branch… RMA

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