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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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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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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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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 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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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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SOLO 630 “The Running Man Is At It Again”

The Running Man Is At It Again!!! “Open/View/Print Itinerary“ Ladies and Gentlemen, For those of you who do not know WO1 RSM Baz Gray he makes the running exploits of Forrest Gump look like a bimble to the Corner shops! … 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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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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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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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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Corps Family Carol Concert At St Lawrence Jewry – Thursday 10 December 2015

Corps Family Carol Concert At St Lawrence Jewry Thursday 10 December 2015 Please come and join us at St Lawrence Jewry, in the heart of the City of London for the annual Corps Family Christmas Carol Concert. This begins at … 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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Tour of Normandy 21st to 25th September 2015

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Free Sergeant Blackman

                                                    War is different Every day journalists assail us with stories of outrageous injustices. One day it’s a city trader that suffers misogyny in the form of her meagre bonus; the next a gay couple are denied a cake by … Continue reading

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Black Tot Twilight Tour – 31 July 2015

Black Tot Twilight Tour at the National Museum of the Royal Navy  Friday, 31 July 2015 – 6:00pm Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Please contact 02392 727595 or email community@nmrn.org.uk Back by popular demand! In recognition of Black Tot Day – the last … 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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The Royal Marines at Darells Day, Languard Fort Sunday 5th July 2015

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Parliamentary debate on ‘Marine A’ conviction withdrawn by Plymouth MP

Parliamentary debate on ‘Marine A’ conviction withdrawn by Plymouth MP An online petition calling for Sgt Alexander Blackman to be freed gained more than 100,000 signatures, making it eligible for debate in the House of Commons. Oliver Colvile, Conservative MP … 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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Tuesday 4th November 2014 at Plymouth Albion RFC

Tuesday 4th November 2014 at Plymouth Albion RFC “Check it out Here“

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Commando: On The Front Line – The Directors Cut New Release 10 Years On

Commando: On The Front Line Has gone down in history as one of the most successful documentaries ever made about the Afghanistan war.Its enduring popularity hinges on the raw and startling footage shot by solo tough-guy director and cameraman Chris … Continue reading

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Elmsy Memorial Trophy Shoot 2014

…GREAT DAY OUT…

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The Trafalgar Cup; Royal Marines RL 31:14 Parachute Regiment RL

Royal Marines RL 31:14 Parachute Regiment RL “Click here for the Pic“  RM Squad: Mel Gilmour, Kitione Kamikamika, Tom Loxam, Seti Raumakita, Adam Taylor, Richard Cadywould, Tom Marchant, Carl Gilson (C), Mark John Sharp, Kai Downey-Stevenson, Joe  Long,  Dave Fairbrother, … Continue reading

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First Great Western train named in honour of Royal Marines in Plymouth

A HIGH Speed train was officially named in honour of the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines. First Great Western hosted a ceremony at Plymouth railway station on Saturday where the train was named ‘Royal Marines – Celebrating 350 Years’. … Continue reading

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10 things no one tells you before you join the Royal Marines

10 things no one tells you before you join the Royal Marines From Jackspeak and silly rig to Spoof and skiing accidents – former Royal Marine Commando Mark Time explains what life in the Corps is really like… Royal Marine … Continue reading

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An Evening With Sylvester Stallone – proceeds to the RMCTF

 Manchester Arena 1st August 2014 Ticket Information… “Click Here“ To take advantage of an exclusive 15% off use the code RMCTF when booking   Ticket Information… “Click Here“ To take advantage of an exclusive 15% off use the code RMCTF … 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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Marine “A” Sergeant Alexander Blackman loses murder appeal

A Royal Marine found guilty of murdering an injured Afghan fighter has lost his battle to overturn his conviction. The bid by Sergeant Alexander Blackman was rejected by Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, Sir Brian Leveson and Lady Justice Hallett … Continue reading

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Royal Marine Profile

Royal Marine Profile…….  

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Marine “A” Criminal or Casualty of War?

Marine “A” Criminal or Casualty of War? Good morning, Though you might well have spotted it in your ‘Radio Times’, other Radio and TV listings ARE available (who said that?), may I draw your attention to the programme at 10.35pm … Continue reading

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Royal Marines 1664 Challenge

  Welcome to The 1664 Challenge In 2014 the Corps of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will celebrate their 350th anniversary.  To commemorate this date, Royal Marines Commandos will ski, sail, cycle, canoe and run 6656km (circa 4136 miles). The aim … Continue reading

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RM Speak… (Service Slang)

  Royal speak (Service Slang) A Aimer A military driver All Clips Swear a dit/story is true Anchor Faced To be totally intoxicated by the Royal Navy Ankle biters Children The Andrew The Royal Navy B Bang-box The gun turret … Continue reading

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RM 350th Birthday Bike Ride

 

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Support for AL Blackman`s Family

I have been inundated with emails concerning Alex directed to supporting funds for his family. Re advice given to me this morning from the south coast… Plus… This extract from the RMCTF website… Throughout the investigation and subsequent trial of … Continue reading

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Marine “A” sentencing Judge is Help 4 Heroes Director/Trustee

H4H must be proud His Honor Judge Jeff Blackett, Judge Advocate General – Graduated in law from University College London and was selected to read for the bar before completing a Master of Studies in Legal Research 2000 at Oxford. … Continue reading

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Ex Royal Marine is Hero of Westgate Shopping Mall Attack in Kenya

    Kenya shopping mall attack: Hero former Royal Marine re-entered Westgate shopping centre 12 times to save 100 people from terrorists A former Royal Marine has emerged as one of the heroes of the Kenyan shopping mall terror attack … Continue reading

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The Green Beret Has Turned Pink

What has Happened to Training in the Corp?!?!? This Story is Unbelievable and just Shows the “Nanny State” has Reached our Birthplace in the Drill Sheds of CTCRM in Lympstone. I Believe that over the past 30 years the Shiny … Continue reading

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Sailors and Royal Marines march through Plymouth

THE ROYAL Navy’s Freedom of the City of Plymouth was cemented yesterday in a “highly significant and iconic” ceremony. First bestowed upon Plymouth Command in September 1963, the honour was renewed in front of thousands of people who cheered the … Continue reading

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RM Service Records 1842 – 1925

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1960`s Corp Humour…….

  1960`s Corp Humour……. “no more print runs” Last chance so do the Author proud (a note from the author, Robert “Bob” Carr) Any serious readers still interested in 1960s Corps humour and who are able to take a joke … Continue reading

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Muddy `ell Royal

Marines recruits look like they need a good wash Front crawl … Royal Marines training MATT AUSTIN By TOM EDWARDS Published: 03rd May 2013 THESE Marines recruits look like they’re going to need a good shower after this muddy mission. … Continue reading

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Stephen Anthony Searle (Stowmarket, Suffolk)

  Our very own Stephen Anthony Searle (ex RM) is running for “UKIP” in the Suffolk County Elections and is hoping to get voted as Councillor for Stowmarket (Near Ipswich). If ever you wanted someone who will support ex/retired/serving soldier, … Continue reading

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Hasler Company

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Now I know why we all joined the RM!!!!

Royal Marine Rules: 1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one. 2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough. 3. Have a plan. 4. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won’t work. 5. Be polite. Be … Continue reading

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