Category Archives: RM EXPATS (wherever you are)

Stop the cuts to the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ships – Petitions

Please sign as requested  by General Julian Thompson RM As you can imagine Julian is up in arms about the suggested cuts, he is very involved with the movers and shakers and is doing what he can to bring them … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Plymouth & Southwest Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association

  A COMMEMORATION service took place at the Belvedere on the Hoe (27th May 2014) to remember those who lost their lives during the hostilities in Borneo.  

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Preparing for Scottish Independence

 Boot Sale ??? Then back to the Office

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