Category Archives: RMM & NMRN

NMRN News: Special Ceremony Commemorates Unsung Heroes from the First World War

The Lamplight of Peace arrives at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard   On August 5 1914 the first shot at sea of the First World War was fired and exactly 104 years later a Lamplight of Peace commemorating the work of the … Continue reading

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Remembering the First World War

Join us this autumn to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War We are delighted to announce this short programme of events, tours and talks to mark the centenary of the end of the First World … Continue reading

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Friends of the RM Museum Summer Newsletter 2018 & 2 Important Dates

Click on link(s) below, then click on attachment link on the opening page, pdf file will open in separate window… Friends of the RMM Newsletter Summer 2018 Friends of RMM Musical Reception Nov 2018 Dinner Application Form 2018     … Continue reading

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The Iconic Trafalgar Sail at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

From 21 July to 2 September 2018 – 10am to 4pm Location: The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth It has lain unseen for the last 6 years but now HMS Victory’s Trafalgar Sail, the only surviving fore-topsail from … Continue reading

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‘Wicked Wasp’ At Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

From 21 July to 2 September 2018 – 9am to 4pm Location: HMS Victory, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Sit inside an original Westland Wasp helicopter as you pilot your way to fun.  Experience what it was like to man an aerial … Continue reading

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Official Armed Forces Day in Portsmouth – 30th June 2018

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard welcomes you to their Armed Forces Day celebration. The dockyard will be full of live music, military vehicles and an array of Armed Forces servicemen and women. Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men … Continue reading

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Exclusive lunch and tour Friday 13th July 2018

Join us on the Queen Mary 2 Exclusive lunch and tour Friday 13 July 2018 Special discount for Friends of the RM Museum We would like to invite Friends of the Royal Marines Museum to an exclusive lunch and tour … Continue reading

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‘Farewell to Eastney’ Events – Friends of the RM Museum

Dear All Following some questions from members, I thought I would send out the following information: The events below will take place to mark our ‘Farewell to Eastney’: Friday 5 October – Annual Dinner in the Mountbatten Room   Thursday … Continue reading

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SNR (S) 2018 Visits & Annual Lunch

SNR (South) 2018 VISITS & ANNUAL LUNCH click here to print application form THURSDAY 17TH MAY   10.15 am                                                                                               Visit ‘A’ A visit to the re-opened D-Day Museum in Southsea.  The Museum has been completely re-furbished and the … Continue reading

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HMS Victory Gun Deck Dinner Thursday 6th September 2018

We are once again delighted to host this incredibly rare opportunity to experience a sumptuous dinner with fine wine in the intimate setting of HMS Victory’s Lower Gun Deck. The dinner will be held on Thursday 6th September, in aid … Continue reading

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Royal Marines Association Band Concert at the Royal Marines Museum, Eastney

Royal Marines Association Band Concert At the Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Thursday, 20 September 2018 – 7:30pm to 10:00pm Doors open at 6.30pm. The event starts at 7.30pm. The Royal Marines Museum is delighted to welcome back the Royal Marines Association Band … Continue reading

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Naval Art Coffee Morning: From Trafalgar to Jutland

Naval Art Coffee Morning: Trafalgar to Jutland! at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard  Monday 16th April – 10.30am – 12noon Victory Gallery Learning Centre, National Museum of the Royal Navy Join us to celebrate World … Continue reading

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RMM BENEFITS for 2018

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

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Service of Remembrance: RM Museum Sunday 12 Nov 2017

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Friends of the RM Museum’s Christmas Reception 2017

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 – 5:00pm to 11:00pm Fireworks Display at Explosion!

Museum of Naval Firepower As experts on firepower and explosives, this year’s Fireworks at The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower looks set to be even bigger and better than before. The sky above Explosion … Continue reading

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Naval Tea Club at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Monday, 20 November 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Discover the world of the Elizabethan explorers including Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh as you enjoy tea and biscuits. The workshop will include a behind the scenes opportunity to view the Ark Royal – Armada Bell. No knowledge … Continue reading

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Royal Marines Museum Update

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The Jutland Legacy Conference – 31st May to 2nd June 2017

10:00 – 17:00 In 1916, the Battle of Jutland was fought over 36 hours from 31st May to 1st June.  Both sides claimed victory in what was considered the defining naval battle of the First World War.  Yet even today, … Continue reading

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Ask the Archives at the Royal Marines Museum – Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Ask the Archives at the Royal Marines Museum  Wednesday, 8 March 2017 – 11:00am to 3:00pm Have some questions? Want to find out more? The NMRN Archives will be open to all, with collections officers ready to answer your questions Drop in at any … Continue reading

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A History of Steam – At Boathouse 4, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

A History of Steam Pinnace 199 Saturday, 22 April 2017 – 11:00am to 12:00pm At Boathouse 4, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Martin Marks OBE presents a talk giving a general background on the development of steam pinnaces and picket boats. Martin will focus on … Continue reading

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National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

Hands on History at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Friday, 17 March 2017 – 10:00am to 4:00pm NMRN has teamed up with The National Archives for a special event to accompany the latest exhibition ‘Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the … 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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Friends of the RM Museum Annual Dinner – 7 October 2016

Dear Members Just a gentle reminder if you haven’t yet sent your application form in with your menu choices.  The deadline is 20 September.  If anyone needs recommendations for accommodation in the Southsea area, just let me know and I … Continue reading

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Museum @ the Beach; 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30 August

Where: Splashpools on Southsea Seafront When: 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30 August Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the Summer Holidays – 10.30am to 4pm Activities include: ·         Mini Marines Assault Couse ·         Jutland Jack Edible … Continue reading

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Summer Family Activities at the RM Museum; 1 August to 4 September, every day 10am to 5pm

1 August to 4 September, every day 10am to 5pm Drop in to the Museum’s Beverly Gallery, any time to have a go at solving our cryptic Royal Marines quizzes and crosswords and Commando activity sheets and trails Hands on History! … Continue reading

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A Last Night of the Proms Celebration at the RM Museum: 27 October 2016

A Last Night Of The Proms Celebration – 27 October 2016 at the RM Museum Featuring the amazing voice & star of the West End – Amanda Goldthorpe-Hall. The Royal Marines Association Band returns to the Royal Marines Museum for … 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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RN Submarine Museum 21st September 2016

VISIT the ROYAL NAVY MUSEUM RNSM 21 Sept 2016

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Mary Rose 8th November 2016

VISIT the MARY ROSE Mary Rose 8 November 2016

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Royal Marines Commando Action, 2nd June 2016

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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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RNSM 21st September 2016

RNSM 21 Sept 2016

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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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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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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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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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Beating Retreat 2016 And The Corps Reception

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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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Concorde Week at the Fleet Air Arm Museum

CONCORDE WEEK AT THE FLEET AIR ARM MUSEUM Wednesday, 2 March 2016 – 10:00am to Sunday, 6 March 2016 – 4:00pm   Special week of events to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the arrival of Concorde 002. Daily Concorde Talks will tell … 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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