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  Royal Marines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marine officers, unlike their counterparts in the regular army or navy, faced obstacles when trying to climb the social ladder, as officers in the marines were widely perceived as failures unable to obtain commissions in the army.
Eighteen Royal Marines commanded Fleet Air Arm squadrons during the course of the war, and with the formation of the British Pacific Fleet were well-represented in the final drive on Japan.
Royal Marines Band Service: The only branch of the Royal Marines which admits women and whose members are not necessarily commando-trained (and therefore may wear blue berets instead of green), the Band Service provides all the regular bands for the Royal Navy and also trains the RN Volunteer Bands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Marines   (5155 words)

  
 Royal Marines Police - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Marines Police is the military police force for the Royal Marines Command of the United Kindom.
Its role is to support the Royal Marines in its operations in both peace and war.
Soldiers and officers of the Royal Marines Police are not constables and have no powers in relation to civil law enforcement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Marines_Police   (178 words)

  
 Royal Marines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Royal Marines celebrate 28 October 1664 as their foundation day, for it was then, in the early stages of the Second Dutch War that the Admiral's Regiment (or the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot) was ordered to be raised.
Marines are often associated with the suppression of mutiny and this role greatly expanded during the Napoleonic Wars.
Marines like soldiers were traditionally recruited for life however during the 1790's there was some attempt made to recruit for the "duration" instead.
www.hms.org.uk /nelsonsnavymarines.htm   (814 words)

  
 Somme,Ancre,1916,Royal Marines
Typical of the Royal Marines they had be the first in during shore raids and amongst the first in during the main landings and the last to leave.
The four Marine battalions had been reduced to two due to horrific casualties and the inability to maintain four battalions in the feild as the number of casualties was outstripping the abiltiy to train replacements.
The final position of the marines was with their left flank in touch with the 4th Gordon Highlanders of the 51st Division, the marine battalions were on the green line and their right flank was in the air as there was a gap btween them and Howe battalion.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/kylet1/ancre.htm   (5804 words)

  
 Royal Marines Commandos
The Royal Marines had a proud history even before the outbreak of World War Two.
It was during the 1939-45 war, that the Royal Marines took on a commando role, linking the regiment to the Army Commandos that already existed.
In 1942, men from the Royal Marines joined (40 Commando was formed in February 1942) and recruits were also drawn from the British Police Force.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /royal_marines_commandos.htm   (637 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Profile: Royal Marines
During the War of the Spanish Succession in 1704, 1,900 marines joined 400 Dutch counterparts in preventing Spanish reinforcements from reaching Gibraltar, storming the rock and holding it during a nine-month siege.
Operating on sea and land, the Royal Marines fought in the Napoleonic wars, a string of colonial engagements, and in the Gallipoli landings and the Zeebrugge harbour attack in World War I. During World War II, 80,000 men served in the marines, crewing most of the landing craft at D-Day.
The Royal Marines were also deployed in the first Gulf War, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and in 2003 led the amphibious assault on the al-Faw peninsula during the invasion of Iraq.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/4475902.stm   (440 words)

  
 The Marines
Although the current ranks of the Royal Marines number quite small compared to today's US Marines (7,000 vs. 175,000), both Corps of Marines have stood side by side in conflicts around the globe and maintain their close ties.
The Royal Marines were formed during the early stages of the Second Dutch War.
The regiment was raised mainly from the Trained Bands of the City of London from which the Royal marines derive the privilege of marching through the City of London with Colours flying, drums beating and bayonets fixed.
www.acidus.com /marines.html   (655 words)

  
 The Uniform
The Royal Marine Artillery (RMA) adopted a blue woolen jacket with red facings to wear while attending to its guns and rockets.
As I cannot see every marine carrying a bugle, I took this to mean small hunting horns that could fit into the haversack and not require the user to be a musician.
Royal Marines were trained in the use of artillery.
mywebpages.comcast.net /1812RoyalMarines/uniform.htm   (2772 words)

  
 The Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, Lympstone, Devon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Royal Marines links within the surrounding communities are strong and a large number of former members of the Corps live in the area where they participate in many local activities.
Many of the Royal Marines who live in the local area play an active part in the multitude of activities which are all part of the local community.
The Royal Marines at Lympstone strongly recognise the requirement to safeguard the flora, fauna and wildlife of the Commons and the local area in general.
www.britishexplorers.com /woodbury/marine2.html   (265 words)

  
 CCSU - The Royal Marines on Cook's voyages
This descent is traced through successive regiment of Marines, raised at the outbreak of a war and disbanded each time peace returned, until 1755, when the Corps was permanently established under the control of the Board of Admiralty.
Royal Marines, the last surviving companion of the illustrious circumnavigator, Cook, of whose death he was an eye-witness, and, to a certain extent, the avenger."
Grateful acknowledgement is made to the Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Hampshire, for the help and information received in connection with this article and the use of J.C. Beaglehole's "Journals of Captain James Cook", volumes I, II, III for the list of Marines from the ship's company.
www.captaincooksociety.com /ccsu417.htm   (943 words)

  
 Navy Matters | Structure of the Royal Marines
In addition, Royal Marines serve in many other areas both in the UK and abroad in a wide range of disciplines.
Royal Air Force and Royal Navy personnel are included in several units, or may be seconded.
Each unit comprises about 650 Royal Marines and Royal Navy personnel, which expands to over 700 in time of war: All three are capable of performing the full range of military operations, from war; as in the Falklands to operations other than war; such as peace support operations.
navy-matters.beedall.com /rm.htm   (1165 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - U.S., Royal Marines press to control Basra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
U.S. and Royal Marines have encountered stiff resistance around Basra and the nearby port of Umm Qasr, which was secured Saturday afternoon after a number of skirmishes.
The Marines had just risen Saturday and were planning the day's operations when a rocket propelled grenade struck inside their makeshift camp.
Marines returned fire, destroying three farm buildings about 200 meters from their camp and killing at least one man hiding inside who is believed to have launched the Soviet-made RPG-7.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2003-03-22-iraq-marines-tanks_x.htm   (601 words)

  
 War of 1812 - Royal Marines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Along with regiments from the Peninsular army, a third battalion of Royal Marines was organized from detachments in Holland and again from the divisions in England and added to the force.
As can be seen, the Royal Marines served throughout the War of 1812 (and the Napoleonic Wars) in every capacity and every theater of operations.
After much reading and deliberation, we finally decided on the Royal Marines as they were involved in most of the campaigns of this War and could be found from the Canadian border to New Orleans.
www.iaw.on.ca /~jsek/rmarines.htm   (559 words)

  
 NERO LARP Live Action Role Playing game Evendarr Royal Marines: Intro
The Evendarr Royal Navy and Marines are in-game organizations which are part of the NERO LARP Game System.
Royal Marines of England: "On the 28th October 1664 an Order-in-Council was issued calling for 1200 soldiers to be recruited for service in the Fleet, to be known as the Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot.
United States Marines: "On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that 'two Battalions of Marines be raised' for service as landing forces with the fleet.
www.nerolarp.com /InGame/ERM/erm.html   (546 words)

  
 Royal Marines (UK)
When on parade with Army units (and no Royal Navy units are also present), the Royal Marines take precedence by their formation date in 1755 immediately after the 49th Regiment Foot and its successors, The Royal Berkshire Regiment, and The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment
The Royal Marines during the War of 1812, by Ed Seufert and Michael Seufert.
The Royal Marine Light Infantry, by Michael S.Young et al.
www.regiments.org /regiments/uk/specfor/RM.htm   (1219 words)

  
 Royal Navy, warships, WW2, battleships, battlecruisers, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines, escorts
the heart of the Royal Navy is its centuries old traditions and 200,000 officers and men including the Royal Marines and Reserves.
The Royal Navy will be responsible for the North Sea and most of the Atlantic, although the French will contribute some forces.
As the war progresses, the Royal and Dominion Navies expand rapidly with large construction programmes, particularly escort carriers, destroyers, corvettes, frigates, submarines, landing ships and craft.
www.naval-history.net /WW2CampaignRoyalNavy.htm   (1330 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Britain probes Royal Marines hazing claim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Ministry of Defense said Sunday it was investigating claims of violent bullying in the Royal Marines, after a newspaper obtained video footage of what appears to show recruits being forced to fight each other in a naked initiation ceremony.
The Royal Marines, the amphibious infantry of the Royal Navy, are regarded as one of the world's elite fighting forces and played a major role in the military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
According to the News of the World, a marine covertly filmed the video at Bickleigh Barracks, near Plymouth —; the base of the unit 42 Commando.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-11-27-royalmarinehazeclaim_x.htm   (619 words)

  
 The National Archives | Getting started | Military History | Royal Marines
Prior to 1860 it is important to know the name of a ship and individual served on in the case of sailors, and which company or division a marine served in.
Unlike the army, nearly all of the records of service for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines from 1860-1923 survive.
If you have any medals awarded to a member of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, these can be used to identify the period the individual served in but more importantly, they are usually named with the recipients details, either on the back or around the edge.
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk /militaryhistory/marines   (252 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Marine 'bullying' video condemned
A former Liberal Democrat MP and ex-Marine said the episode was "repugnant to generations of Royal Marines".
John Burnett, ex-MP for Torridge and West Devon, said the corps was "dependent on mutual respect and encouragement and teamwork".
The marine who filmed the alleged fight told the newspaper the ritual had been more than drunken antics and that the protagonists were forced to fight in a humiliating manner.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/4475034.stm   (614 words)

  
 Royal Marines
The United States Marines owe their heritage to the British Royal Marines.  Known for their courage under fire, the Royal Marines are one of the premier fighting forces in the world.  With years of experience, they have perfected warfare to a science. 
Royal Marines plan an operation, using maps and a scale model of their plan of attack
Withstanding fire, these Marines maintain the discipline that make the Royal Marines a force to be reckoned with.
www.paulnwhelan.com /royalmarines.html   (199 words)

  
 royal marines - Helicopter Database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Marines served worldwide, accompanying Lord Anson on his circumnavigation of the world, assisted General Wolfe's assault on Quebec, were at Bunker Hill in the American War of Independence and were at the Nile and Copenhagen facing Napoleon's fleet.
Further doubt about the future of the Corps existed in the early part of the 20th Century, when its officers were frequently transferred to the Royal Navy, until it formed part of the Royal Naval Division in Flanders in the First World War and took part in the Zeebrugge Raid on the U-Boat base.
Shortly after the withdrawal from Dunkirk early in World War II, the Royal Marines held what little amphibious expertise existed and after the Special Service Brigades of the British Army, the Royal Marines were ordered to raise Commando units to meet Churchill's desire to set Europe ablaze, early in 1942.
www.helis.com /database/go/uk_royal_marines.php   (549 words)

  
 
This site is aimed at both serving and retired members of the Corps and anyone with an interest in the Royal Marines, or who wishes to find out more information about us.
The Massed Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines will carry out the ceremony of Beating Retreat on Horse Guards parade, London on the evenings of 14 and 15 June 2006 in celebration of the 85th Birthday of HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Captain General Royal Marines.
Donations can be made to the Royal Marines Benevolent fund, Charity No: 1069059, which exists to assist and provide monetary grants to all serving and retired Royal Marines, their wives, families and dependants, who are in some form of distress, whether it be attributable to death, injury, illness of any other unforeseen circumstances.
www.royalmarinesregimental.co.uk   (442 words)

  
 Welcome to The Toronto Naval Club! The RMA Activities and Events...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Royal Marines Association (Ontario) is one of three RMA branches in Canada.
Members, in the Branch, all of whom served in the Royal Marines.
Any former Royal Marines living in the Greater Toronto Area, are very welcome to join the Branch.
www.candoo.com /ncot/rmalinks.htm   (478 words)

  
 Gavrelle,great war, 1914-18 ww1, RND,Royal Naval Division, Royal Marines, Battle of Arras
The units of the 188th Brigade were tasked to perform the Assault with the 2 Royal Marine battalions being the assault units, C company of Anson providing a flank guard, the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) were in reserve and Howe and 10th RDF were assigned to carrying duties.
In fact with the Marines 253 men were still listed as missing in December in 1917 and were therefore assumed to be dead (a fair few of these were found after the war in battlefield clearance).
When all is said and done the Royal Marines suffered 846 casualties of which 335 were dead, this was the worst losses the Royal Marines had ever suffered and still is the highest number of casualties suffered in one day by the Royal Marines.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/kylet1/gavls.htm   (8156 words)

  
 The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund does not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of any such information.
The ‘The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund’ does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the website is accurate, complete or correct and accepts no liability whatsoever in respect of any use which an individual makes of such information.
Whilst the ‘The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund’ makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the website it cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for viruses.
www.rnrmchildrensfund.org.uk   (543 words)

  
 The Royal Marines Reunions Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The aim of this site is to provide a one stop page where Marines, either serving or outside, can meet to pull up a sandbag, swing the lantern and generally talk corps- speak about any Bootneck related subject they like.
I served in the Corps from 1958 - 1972, 692 Squad.
The reason for this email is to find out if there is a RM Association on Malta as my band is on tour their in July this year and we would like to do something for them if possible.
www.royalmarines.org   (739 words)

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