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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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RMA East Anglia Region – Monies Collected from G10 Room at Languard Fort during 2015

7th December 2015 Chief Executive Royal Marines Association Subject: RMA East Anglia Region – Monies Collected from G10 Room at Languard Fort during 2015 Please find attached a cheque for £2489.00 (two thousand four hundred and eighty nine pounds).  This … Continue reading

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A Reunion Message From John Blewitt

50 years come next October 856 squad walked through the gates of The Depot Royal Marines Deal. A reunion is hopefully going to organised to meet old “oppos” If any of you were in the original intake we would like … Continue reading

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Former RM Presented With Legion d’honneur At CTCRM

Congratulations to Bill Bryant, Exeter Branch  (91 year old WW2 & D-Day veteran) who at long last has received the Legion Of Honour (Chevalier Class) as granted by the Government of France in honour of his contribution to the freedom of … Continue reading

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New Book Published By Former RM Dom Mee

Dom Mee, former RM and great friend of the RMA has just published his first book. Please see below for more details. I have just published my first book “Kiting the Hurricane” which recalls my attempt to be the first … Continue reading

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A family member is trying to trace the person below

If you can help then please contact the RMA at the following email: richie@rma.org.uk Michael “Alfie” Hinds Joined 1968 Reg Num unknown DOB 10-5-50 Units served (that she knows of) 45 Arbroath ’71 ish Newry Singapore Trg Team CTC Last … Continue reading

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New Job Vacancy At RMA Central Office

Welfare Administrator Organisation Salary Work Location Hours per week: Contract type Job Summary Royal Marines Association £25,000 per annum, pro rata (actual pay £15,000) Normandy Building, HMS EXCELLENT, Whale Island, Portsmouth PO2 8ER 22.5hrs  Monday to Wednesday. Permanent; subject to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To Victor Craddock

Happy Birthday To Victor Craddock Victor Craddock will be 90 years old on November 21st and I wondered if you could surprise him by mentioning his birthday in your November news sheet.  He joined the Royal marines on 13th January … Continue reading

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The Funeral Of Former RM John Oliver Scarrott – 19th November 2015

Former RM, John Scarrott passed away on 31st October 2015. His funeral details are as follows. The service will be at the St Thomas Of Canterbury Church @ 1330 (PO31 7HY) The burial will be at Woodlands Burial Site, Fernhill … Continue reading

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Uckers – Royal Marines Limited Edition

Uckers – Royal Marines Limited Edition. – Uckers is a traditional board game played within the Royal Marines. It is a very advanced form of Ludo, played with two dice and a different set of rules. It is a game … Continue reading

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RM Museum Service of Remembrance 2015

This year’s Service of Remembrance will take place on Sunday 8 November 2015 on the lawns in front of the RM Museum.  There will be a cash bar serving hot and cold beverages after the Service in the Mountbatten Room.  … Continue reading

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G10 Room at the Fort. Before & After

2013 2015 Well done to Rodders (Rod Spinks) & Steve Searle (not really retired) Well worth a visit…

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Royal Marines Association Golf Society

Royal Marines Association Golf Society Ladies and Gentlemen, A quick update on the RMA Golf Society.  Please note that we are half way through the season now and the golf has been a bit like the weather – a little … Continue reading

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Rod Spinks in hospital with Pneumonia Infection

scroll down for updates Rod Spinks in hospital with Pneumonia Infection I was aware of Rodders predicament from Friday 10th and unable to get this to my website as I was having a weekend doused in alcohol at the residence … Continue reading

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‘Landguard Fort’ Royal Marine Museum, an Ebook by Terry Aspinall

Royal Marine museum is within the Landguard Fort complex situated at the southern end of Felixstowe… For those who are interested I have just published my latest book ‘Landguard Fort’ Royal Marine Museum As with all my E-Books it is … Continue reading

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Festival of Remembrance 24th Oct 2014

Dear Member, Please see a request from Alan Purdie, The National Events Co-ordinator, Royal British Legion: “I realize that the request I am about to ask you is short notice but I hope that you will be able to assist. … Continue reading

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Can You Help A Former RM?

Can You Help A Former RM? I am a caseworker for SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors,Airmen and Families Association Forces Help) here in France and have a “client” who served in the Royal Marine Band Service. He is now in a nursing … Continue reading

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Royal Marines Association Malta (10th Nov 2014)

Royal Marines Association Malta Dear Members and Friends Members will have seen from the last minutes that the Branch hopes to have a service of Re dedication of the 3rd Cdo Bde Gates in St. Paul’s Pro-Cathedral in Valletta. We … Continue reading

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Mid Devon RMA Brewery Party – 4th October 2014

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RM350 LECTURE SERIES – TALK BY MAJOR GENERAL DAVID HOOK CBE RM

Friends membership benefit – 50% discount on lecture series tickets: WEDNESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 6.30PM-8.45PM Another in the series of the RM350 lectures. Guest speaker Major General David Hook CBE RM will present a lecture on his ‘Personal insight into the changes of … Continue reading

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Rodders & Searle get Their Recognition (inc Chairman`s Report)

Well done Oppo… Well done again lads… Always make the Corp Proud….. Chairman’s Report Landguard Fort centre piece of our Darell’s Day Celebrations. 6th July 2014 These are not tear drops on the paper, just the remainder of the many … Continue reading

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Timings for The Freedom March 25th July 2014

  The timings for the Freedom March that is due to take place on Friday 25th July 2014 are as follows. You will be required to be at Finsbury Square (about 1 min away from the HAC) at 1030……..and no … Continue reading

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Former RM Sails Around the UK to Raise Funds For The RMA

Former RM Sails Around the UK to Raise Funds For The RMA Chris Craven, a former RM (small bio attached to the bottom of this) is planning to sail around the UK. Not only does he need your help to … Continue reading

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Darrell`s Day 6th July 2014… awaiting updates…

  Dont forget Darrell`s Day Watch this space for updates

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MOUNTBATTEN FESTIVAL 2014

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Royal Marines Museum “Remembrance”

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Darells Day 2012 & Friends

Languard Fort RM Band RM Band Standard Bearers Mark Ormrod US PTI`s………………………………..Ritchie Puttock……………………………UK PTI`s Michael_Padre The three Amigos Rode Spinks and long time Oppo Sharkey Ward, both of 669 Squad of 1957 Steve Searle (hope they searched his boot before … Continue reading

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2012 Olympic Flame Finally Arrives In London

  The Olympic Flame arrives in London in an arrival worthy of James Bond The Olympic torch has arrived in London after a 63-day trip around the British Isles – in a scene akin to a James Bond film. The … Continue reading

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Falklands Yomp 2012

YOMP 2012 “Print this out (A4) size and hand them out“ In Their Father’s and Brother’s Footsteps  On the night of 11/12 June 1982 two Royal Marines, Corporal Frank Spencer and Marine Gordon MacPherson of Zulu Company, 45 Commando Group, … Continue reading

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Jessies Bar, End of an Era

Jessies Bar, End of an Era

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