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  • 26 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Women will be able to start training with the Royal Marines from early next year as the UK opens all military roles to women. The elite Royal Marines corps is the last career in the Royal Navy to accept applications from women. “Women have led the way with exemplary service in the armed forces for […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Training & Education

    A squadron of Royal Marines engineers took to the shores of western Scotland recently for an exercise that tested their ability to provide support to an amphibious unit in the field. On paper, the boat group from Plymouth’s 539 Assault Squadron should be able to deploy two hovercraft, eight ORC raiding craft/gunboats, and eight inflatable […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Authorities

    The UK Royal Marines are being restructured to better fit the changing Royal Navy fleet, the UK Ministry of Defence announced on Tuesday. According to the UK Ministry of Defence, some 200 Royal Marine roles are being repurposed with around half of them being backroom function roles, like drivers and administrative staff. These positions could be […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Training & Education

    The wings of the Royal Marines are ready for action with their French counterparts after a month’s training aboard the FS Mistral. Two Merlins from 845 NAS are assigned to the assault ship throughout her six-month deployment to the Indian and Pacific Oceans – the first time the green Merlins have gone on operations since […]

  • 2 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Hundreds of Royal Marines Association members paraded at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines on Sunday as part of their annual reunion weekend. The reunion was an opportunity for veterans and their families, who had gathered from all over Britain to mix with their old comrades. It also gave them a chance to meet the newest […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Marines have been flexing their collective muscle on exercise in Cornwall.   Raiding Craft at picture-postcard Cawsand Beach – just some of the roughly 700 Royal Marines involved in Exercise South-West Sword, a week-long workout for the green berets and the nation’s flagship, HMS Bulwark, in Plymouth Sound. The exercise comes as the […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel are preparing for their role in the wedding ceremony of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Meghan Markle which is taking place on 19 May 2018. Royal Navy sailors from the Fleet’s Small Ships and Diving Units and 30 Commando IX Group Royal Marines from Plymouth will join the Armed […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines traveled 850 miles to reach the Netherlands from Devonport Naval Base in order to top off their 14-week training cycle. An idyllic nature reserve in the heart of the Netherlands was chosen for the final test of future landing craftsmen and landing craft officers. The wetlands of De Biesbosch encompass 35 square miles […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Authorities

    Friday 13th June saw the hand over of the Commandant General Royal Marines from Major General Ed Davis, CBE to Major General Martin Smith, MBE.   The handover ceremony took place in the Commandant Generals Courtyard at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines and was witnessed by Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors from across the […]

  • 13 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines recently trained with their Bahraini counterparts during a three-week amphibious exercise in the Persian Gulf. The marines stormed the beaches under the cover of air power as Exercise Pearl Dagger 16 came to an explosive conclusion, played out before British and Bahraini VIPs. Rewind three weeks and the commandos were dropped off in […]

  • 24 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group took part in an exercise named Revenant Shadow, sharpening their commando skills. The 550-strong Faslane-based unit performs the most important duty of any military personnel in the land – except submariners operating Britain’s nuclear deterrent: namely protecting that deterrent on the Clyde, berthed in base or at the nearby […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy has shared the first design photos of its £18 million (approx. 25m) Royal Marines Museum, some two years ahead of its opening in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Directors promise a much more interactive, hi-tech museum which will immerse tourists in the world of the Royal Marines from the birth more than 350 years ago […]

  • 19 March 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Bulwark has landed Royal Marines from 42 Commando on the shores of Norway for NATO’s winter war games, Exercise Cold Response. As well as putting commandos onto the snow and shingle near the Norwegian port of Harstad, Bulwark landed their counterparts from the Netherlands and the USA, and equipment and vehicles, not least BV […]

  • 9 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Marines based on the deployed warship HMS Monmouth have been practising their ship-boarding skills to combat pirates and smugglers. Among the ship’s company of HMS Monmouth is a detachment of Royal Marines, vital for HMS Monmouth’s tasking at sea. One of the major roles of the Marines is conducting boarding missions against suspected pirates […]

  • 26 July 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The former First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, President of the RNRMC, accepted cheques for the sum of £5291, from HMS Raleigh’s Submarine School, the Defence Maritime Logistics School, HMS Talent and 824 Naval Air Squadron. During the presentation the charity’s Chief Executive Robert Robson told the assembled guests how 2011 had been another […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Training & Education

    UK’s Royal Marines have tested their ability to take out airborne targets with a new laser-guided missile system on the ranges in south Wales. Air Defence Troop of Plymouth-based 30 Commando IX Group is the first sub unit to use the fresh-out-the-packet Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) system. The exercise took place at the Air Defence […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines recently got an opportunity to train with the Indian Navy during a joint maritime security exercise. Named Konkan, the exercise is an annual military drill conducted between the Royal Navy and Indian Navy. This year, the week-long exercise focused on maritime security and, in particular, boarding operations. Colonel Jock Fraser MBE, the Commanding Officer of the […]

  • 16 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Marines have joined police on the Thames in London for a week-long security exercise ahead of the 2012 Olympics. The commandos will work hand-in-hand with the Metropolitan Police’s marine unit this summer – and are using the five-day exercise to prepare them for the key mission. The green berets have joined the Metropolitan Police’s […]

  • 16 November 2011
    Training & Education

    November ceremonies this year were largely blessed by unseasonally warm, bright weather in the UK – and, in the case of RNAS Yeovilton, were honoured with the presence of Britain’s most senior clergyman. The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams was guest of honour at the Somerset air station for its annual act of remembrance […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines Reservists north of the border have formally opened their new headquarters in Rosyth with a ceremony performed by Britain’s second most senior sailor.  The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland provided the pomp and ceremony as the new home of reservist green berets north of the border was formally opened. Britain’s second […]

  • 12 October 2012
    Industry news

    The commanding officer of the new facility that are being built for the Royal Navy’s fleet of landing craft, hovercraft and fast offshore raiding craft has hailed it as a fantastic site. This part of the Devonport Landing Craft Collocation Project is a £30.2 million project located within HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth and will […]

  • 13 July 2011

      Two yachtsmen owe their lives to the fliers of 771 Naval Air Squadron after a dramatic rescue in a gale 100 miles off Cornwall. Aircrewman Sgt Tony Russell RM was forced to dive into the Atlantic and under a liferaft to haul one of the sailors to safety after the men had abandoned the […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Royal Marines first improved Merlin Mk4 performed its maiden flight earlier in the week at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton. Working under a 2014-contract worth £330 million (€400), engineers from Leonardo are converting 25 Royal Air Force AW101 Merlin Mk.3 and Mk3A helicopters to replace the Royal Navy’s fleet of Sea King Mk4 helicopters. […]

  • 14 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Sailors and Royal Marines will receive lighter, more accurate pistols with bigger magazines as of January 11. Some 25,000 new Glock 17 pistols are being issued to all three Services as part of a £9m deal to replace the trusty Browning, which is being retired after 40 years’ service. Over the coming weeks and months, […]

  • 28 May 2012
    Training & Education

      A group of sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Ocean will not be sailing with the ship from Sunderland back to their home port of Plymouth. Instead, leaving this Sunday morning, they will cycle the journey covering the 481 miles in 5 days, arriving on the evening of Thursday 31 May as the ship […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Taking a break from patrolling the Indian Ocean, Royal Marines have been training alongside the Seychelles Coast Guard in support of a multi national counter-piracy effort.   UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Austin recently completed a five day port visit to the Seychelles during which her embarked detachment of Royal Marines, from 42 Commando, […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Marines small craft training squadron will be arriving at a new multi-million pound amphibious centre in the South West next week. The unit of specialist amphibious assault troops (10 Landing Craft) Training Squadron Royal Marines and craft is moving permanently from its base at Royal Marines Poole to Royal Marines Tamar in HM […]

  • 5 October 2012
    Training & Education

      Royal Marines stormed ashore on a sleepy Cornish beach as training for the Navy’s key autumn deployment approaches its climax. Green berets from 45 Commando ‘invaded’ Barnpool in Plymouth Sound – one of the final exercises before the Response Force Task Group sails to the Mediterranean for two months of training with international allies. […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines have tested their skills and know-how by fast roping from a helicopter onto HMS St Albans flightdeck. Using St Albans’ Merlin helicopter, one by one members of the ship’s Royal Marines Boarding Team (RMBT) carried out one of their most dangerous training exercises – descending from a helicopter onto the deck of a moving […]