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The Royal Marines (RM) are the marines and amphibious infantry of the United Kingdom and, along with the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, form the Naval Service . The Naval Service is the Naval branch of the British Armed Forces, which includes civilian agencies under the control of the Navy Board. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) The Surface Fleet is the name given to the collection of surface vessels (as opposed to Submarines or Aircraft) of the British Royal Navy. The Fleet Air Arm is the branch of the Royal Navy responsible for the operation of the aircraft on board their ships The Royal Navy Submarine Service is the collective name given to the Submarine element of the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy Police ( RNP) or Royal Naval Police, formerly known as the Royal Navy Regulating Branch, is the Military police branch of Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service ( QARNNS) is the Nursing branch of the British Royal Navy. The role of the Royal Marines Reserve ( RMR) of the United Kingdom is to support the regular Royal Marines[http //www The British Royal Navy was formally created after the Union between England and Scotland in 1707 which merged the English Navy with the Royal Scots Navy The Corps of Royal Marines, the Infantry land fighting element of the Royal Navy, was formed as part of the naval service in 1755 At the beginning of the 1990s the Royal Navy was a force designed for the Cold War - with its three small aircraft carriers and a force of ASW frigates and destroyers its main This is a list of active Royal Navy ships, complete and correct as of July 2008 Although the majority of the Royal Navy fleet unless required remains training and exercising in and around Home Waters the Navy has a number of standing commitments including those Fictional Many novels about the Royal Navy feature fictional ships, but most use real names. The Admiralty was formerly the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. This is a list of senior officers of the Royal Navy. Lord High Admirals 1413&ndash1628 Thomas Beaufort Duke of Exeter 1413&ndash1426 The uniforms of the Royal Navy have evolved gradually since the first uniform regulations for officers were issued by Lord Anson in 1748 Officers Uniforms for naval officers were not authorised until 1748 Trade (Branch Badges Ratings in the Royal Navy also carry trade badges on the right sleeve to indicate their specific job (the information carried on the left arm is the individual's The Ministry of Defence ( MoD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and is the headquarters The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ( RFA) is a component of the Naval Service that keeps the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom running around the world Organisation The RMAS merged with the former Port Auxiliary Service in 1976 to form a component of the Naval Service that is known as Marine Services Marines (from the English adjective marine, meaning of the sea, from Latin language mare, meaning sea via French adjective The Infantry is the oldest and most numerous of the Combat Arms in the Armed forces, and consists The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ( RFA) is a component of the Naval Service that keeps the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom running around the world The Naval Service is the Naval branch of the British Armed Forces, which includes civilian agencies under the control of the Navy Board. They are also the United Kingdom's specialists in mountain and Arctic warfare. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A core component of the country's Rapid Deployment Force, the Corps' 3 Commando Brigade is capable of operating independently and is highly trained as a commando force. 3 Commando Brigade is a commando formation of the British Armed Forces and the main manoeuvre formation of the Royal Marines. In Military science, the term commando can refer to an individual a Military unit, or a raiding style of military operation. It can deploy quickly and fight in any terrain in the world.
The Royal Marines are a maritime-focused, amphibious, light infantry force capable of deploying at short notice in support of the United Kingdom Government's military and diplomatic objectives overseas and are optimised for highly manoeuvreable operational situations. The Corps of Royal Marines, the Infantry land fighting element of the Royal Navy, was formed as part of the naval service in 1755 As the United Kingdom Armed Forces' specialists in cold weather warfare the Corps provide lead element expertise in the NATO Northern Flank and are optimised for high altitude operations. The Armed forces of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majesty's Armed Forces, and sometimes legally the Armed Forces The North Atlantic Treaty
In common with the other armed forces, the Royal Marines can provide resources for Military Aid to the Civil Community and Military Aid to the Civil Power operations. Military Aid to the Civil Community ( MACC) is a phrase referring to the armed forces providing a service to the civilian community Military aid to the civil power (MACP (sometimes to the Civil Authorities) is assistance by the armed forces to the police in maintaining law and order
|Corps of Royal Marines|
Cap Badge of the Royal Marines
|Active||28 October 1664-|
|Type||Marine (Naval) Infantry|
|Size||circa 7500 men|
|Part of||Naval Service|
|Garrison/HQ||HQRM - Portsmouth|
40 Commando - Taunton
42 Commando - Plymouth
45 Commando - Arbroath
Fleet Protection Group - HMNB Clyde
Commando Logistic Regiment - Chivenor
1 Assault Group - Poole
Commando Training Centre - Lympstone
|Nickname||The Royals, HM Jollies, Bootnecks, The Royal Machines|
|Motto||Per Mare Per Terram (By Sea By Land) (Latin)|
|March||Quick - A Life on the Ocean Wave|
Slow - Preobrajensky
|Captain-General||HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, OM, GBE, AC, QSO, PC|
|Commandant-General||Major-General Garry Robison, RM|
The overall head of the Royal Marines is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in her role as Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II A commander-in-chief is the Commander of a nation's Military forces or significant element of those forces The Armed forces of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majesty's Armed Forces, and sometimes legally the Armed Forces The ceremonial head of the Royal Marines is the Captain General Royal Marines, equivalent to the Colonel-in-Chief of an Army regiment. The Captain General Royal Marines is the ceremonial head of the Royal Marines. In the British and other Commonwealth armies the Colonel-in-Chief of a Regiment is its (usually royal) Patron. The current Captain-General is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Actual command of the Royal Marines is vested in the Commander-in-Chief Fleet with the Commandant-General Royal Marines, a Major-General, embedded within the CINCFLEET staff as Commander UK Amphibious Force (COMUKAMPHIBFOR). Commander-in-Chief Fleet ( CINCFLEET) is the Admiral responsible for the operation resourcing and training of the ships submarines and aircraft and personnel of The Commandant General Royal Marines is the professional head of the Royal Marines. Major General or Major-General is a Military rank used in many countries
The highest rank available within the Royal Marines is that of General, though at present there are no officers above the rank of Lieutenant-General. Lieutenant General is a Military rank used in many countries The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of Lieutenant General was held by the
The operational capability of the Corps comprises a number of Battalion-sized units, of which three are designated as "Commandos":
Each of these formations is commanded by a Lieutenant-Colonel of the Royal Marines, who may have sub-specialised in a number of ways throughout his career. A battalion is a Military unit of around 500-1500 men usually consisting of between two and seven companies and typically commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel 3 Commando Brigade is a commando formation of the British Armed Forces and the main manoeuvre formation of the Royal Marines. Taunton is the County town of Somerset, England. The Unparished area (or former Municipal borough) of Taunton has a Population Somerset ( or) is a county in south west England The County town is Taunton, which is in the south of the county 3 Commando Brigade is a commando formation of the British Armed Forces and the main manoeuvre formation of the Royal Marines. Plymouth ( is a city and unitary authority area on the coast of Devon, England about south west of London. Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name 45 Commando Royal Marines is a Battalion sized unit of the British Royal Marines and subordinate unit within 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines the principal Arbroath or Aberbrothock ( Scottish Gaelic: Obair Bhrothaig which translates literally as 'at the mouth of the Brothock' is a former Royal burgh Angus ( Aonghas in Gaelic) is one of the 32 local government Council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. The mission role of the Commando Logistic Regiment, Royal Marines is to provide second line Combat Service Support to Headquarters 3 Commando Brigade and Royal Royal Marines Base Chivenor is a British military base used primarily by the Royal Marines. The Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines ( FPGRM) formerly Comacchio Company Royal Marines (1980-1983 Along with HMNB Devonport and HMNB Portsmouth, Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB Clyde is one of the Royal Navy 's three operational bases Helensburgh ( Baile Eilidh in Gaelic) is a Burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. This article is about the council area For the constituencies see either Argyll and Bute (UK Parliament constituency or Argyll and Bute (Scottish Parliament constituency The Special Boat Service ( SBS) is the Special forces unit of the British Royal Navy. Poole ( is a large coastal town and seaport in Dorset on the south coast of England Dorset ( (or archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast 1 Assault Group Royal Marines ( 1AGRM) provides the Royal Marines expertise in small boat operations in support of Littoral operations both amphibious Poole ( is a large coastal town and seaport in Dorset on the south coast of England Dorset ( (or archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast The Mountain Leader Training Cadre is a training element of the British Royal Marines which provides instruction in Mountain Warfare, Arctic warfare Lieutenant Colonel ( Lieutenant-Colonel in English from the French grade 's spelling is a rank of Commissioned officer in the armies
Operational Control (OpCon) of the three Commandos and the Commando Logistics Regiment is delegated to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, of which they are a part. 3 Commando Brigade is a commando formation of the British Armed Forces and the main manoeuvre formation of the Royal Marines. 3 Commando Brigade is a commando formation of the British Armed Forces and the main manoeuvre formation of the Royal Marines. Based at Stonehouse Barracks, the Brigade exercises control as directed by either CINCFLEET or the Permanent Joint Headquarters. The Permanent Joint Headquarters ( PJHQ) is the British tri-service Headquarters from where all overseas military operations are planned and controlled As the main combat formation of the Royal Marines, the Brigade has its own organic capability to support it in the field:
The Brigade also holds OpCon of attached army units from Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers. Skynet is a family of military Satellites now operated by Paradigm Secure Communications on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence, which provide The Brigade Patrol Troop is a Royal Marines force element within the Support Squadron of the UK Landing Force Command Support Group 3 Commando Brigade. The Royal Marines Police is the Military police of the British Royal Marines. 29 Commando Regiment is the Commando-trained unit of the British Army's Royal Artillery. Formed in April 2008 24 Commando Engineer Regiment is a unit of the British Army's Royal Engineers which supports 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. 1 Bn The Rifles will come under OpCon of the brigade from 1 Apr 08. For the band The Rifles see The Rifles (band. For the novel by William T
The independent elements of the Royal Marines are:
In general a rifle company Marine will be a member of a four-man fire team, the building block of commando operations. A fireteam is a small Military unit of Infantry. It is the smallest unit in the militaries that use it and is the primary unit upon which infantry organization is A Royal Marine works with his team in the field and shares accommodation if living in barracks.
This structure is a recent development, formerly Commandos were structured similarly to light Infantry Battalions. A battalion is a Military unit of around 500-1500 men usually consisting of between two and seven companies and typically commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel During the restructuring of the United Kingdom's military services the Corps evolved from a Cold War focus on NATO's Northern Flank towards a more expeditionary posture. Cold War is the state of conflict tension and competition that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR and their respective allies from the
The Amphibious Ready Group is a mobile, balanced amphibious force, based on a Commando Group and its supporting assets, that can be kept at high readiness to deploy into an area of operations. The Rigid Raider is a series of fast patrol/assault boat made by RTK Marine (part of VT Group) The Amphibious Ready Group is normally based around specialist amphibious ships, most notably HMS Ocean, the largest ship in the British fleet. History An invitation to tender for a new Helicopter carrier was issued in February 1992 Ocean was designed and built to accommodate an embarked commando and its associated stores and equipment. The strategy of the Amphibious Ready Group is to wait "beyond the horizon" and then deploy swiftly as directed by HM Government. The whole amphibious force is intended to be self-sustaining and capable of operating without host-nation support. The concept was successfully tested in operations in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa.
The Fleet Air Arm Commando Helicopter Force uses both Sea King transport and Lynx Light lift/ light attack helicopters to provide aviation support for the Royal Marines. The Fleet Air Arm is the branch of the Royal Navy responsible for the operation of the aircraft on board their ships The Commando Helicopter Force ( CHF) is a part of the Fleet Air Arm and is an element of the Joint Helicopter Command of the British Armed Forces; which WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout History Since 400 AD Chinese children have played with bamboo flying toys. It consists of both Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel. RN personnel need not be commando trained.
Royal Marines Recruit Training is the longest basic infantry training programme of any NATO Combat Troops . The Royal Marines is the only part of the British Armed Forces where Officers and Other Ranks are trained at the same location (at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) at Lympstone, Devon). The Armed forces of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majesty's Armed Forces, and sometimes legally the Armed Forces Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM is the principal military training centre for the Royal Marines of the British Armed Forces. Lympstone is a Village and Civil parish in English county of Devon. Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name Much of the basic training is carried out on the rugged terrain of Dartmoor and Woodbury Common with a significant proportion taking place at night. Dartmoor is an area of Moorland in the centre of Devon, England. Woodbury Common in East Devon is an area of Common land that is predominantly Heathland adjacent to the village of Woodbury Devon and containing Before beginning Royal Marines recruit training the potential recruit must attend a Potential Royal Marine Course (PRMC) held at CTCRM. Royal Marines undergo a long basic training regime at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM at Lympstone, Devon. The Potential Royal Marines Course, often abbreviated to PRMC is the Royal Marines selection course for Potential Recruits PRMC lasts 3 days and assesses physical ability and intellectual capacity to undertake the recruit training. Officer candidates must also undertake the Admiralty Interview Board. The Admiralty Interview Board ( AIB) is the instrument of Officer selection for the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Naval Reserve,
Officers and Marines undergo the same training up to the commando tests, thereafter Marines go on to employment in a rifle company while Officers continue training. Officer candidates are required to meet higher standards in the Commando tests.
The first weeks of training are spent learning basic skills that will be used later. This includes much time spent on the parade ground and on the rifle ranges. Physical training at this stage emphasizes all-round body strength, in order to develop the muscles necessary to carry the heavy equipment a marine will use in an operational unit. Key milestones include a gym passout at week 9 (not carried out with fighting order), which shows that a recruit is ready for the Bottom Field, a battle swimming test, and learning to do a "regain" (i. e. climb back onto a rope suspended over a water tank). Most of these tests are completed with the ever present "fighting order" of 32 lb (14. 5 kg) of equipment. Individual fieldcraft skills are also taught at this basic stage. Field craft is a term used especially in British Military circles to describe the basic military skills required to operate stealthily at day or night regardless
The culmination of training is a period known as the Commando Course. Following the Royal Marines taking on responsibility for the Commando Role with the disbandment of the Army Commandos at the end of World War II, all Royal Marines, except those in the Royal Marines Band Service, complete the Commando course as part of their training (see below). The British Commandos were first formed by the British Army in June 1940 during World War II as a well-armed but non-regimental raider force employing unconventional World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Royal Marines Band Service is the musical wing of the Royal Navy. Key aspects of the course include climbing and ropework techniques, patrolling, and amphibious operations.
This intense phase ends with a series of tests which have remained virtually unchanged since World War II. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Again, these tests are done with a "fighting order" of 32 lb (14. 5kg) of equipment.
The commando tests are taken on consecutive days; they include;
The day after the 30 mile (48 km) march, any who failed any of the tests may attempt to retake them.
Completing the Commando Course successfully entitles the recruit or officer to wear the coveted green beret but does not mean that the Royal Marine has finished his training. The green beret is the official Headgear as part of the uniform of several military forces That decision will be made by the troop or batch training team and will depend on the recruit's or young officer's overall performance. Furthermore, officer training still consists of many more months.
Training to be a Royal Marine takes 32 weeks. The last week is mainly administration and preparing for the pass out parade. Recruits in their final week of training are known as the King's Squad and have their own section of the recruits' galley at Lympstone.
After basic and commando training, a Royal Marine Commando will normally join a unit of 3 Commando Brigade. 3 Commando Brigade is a commando formation of the British Armed Forces and the main manoeuvre formation of the Royal Marines. There are three Royal Marines Commando infantry units in the Brigade: 40 Commando located at Norton Manor Camp near Taunton in Somerset, 42 Commando at Bickleigh Barracks, near Plymouth, Devon, and 45 Commando at RM Condor, Arbroath on the east coast of Scotland. Taunton is the County town of Somerset, England. The Unparished area (or former Municipal borough) of Taunton has a Population Somerset ( or) is a county in south west England The County town is Taunton, which is in the south of the county Bickleigh is a small village on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Plymouth ( is a city and unitary authority area on the coast of Devon, England about south west of London. Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name Arbroath or Aberbrothock ( Scottish Gaelic: Obair Bhrothaig which translates literally as 'at the mouth of the Brothock' is a former Royal burgh Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Non Royal Marine volunteers for Commando training undertake the All Arms Commando Course
There is also a Reserve Commando Course run for members of the Royal Marines Reserve and Commando units of the Territorial Army. The All Arms Commando Course lasts for 9 weeks and is run by the Royal Marines at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM Lympstone. The role of the Royal Marines Reserve ( RMR) of the United Kingdom is to support the regular Royal Marines[http //www The Territorial Army ( TA) is the principal and Volunteer reserve force of the British Army, the land armed forces branch of the United Kingdom
Royal Marines may then go on to undertake specialist training in a variety of skills; Platoon Weapons Instructor, Mortar operator, signals, clerks, sniper, PT instructor, Mountain Leader, Swimmer Canoeist, chef, Landing Craft coxswain, Telecommunications Technician (Tels Tech) etc. READ DISCUSSION PAGE BEFORE MAKING ANY EDITS TO CAPTION BELOW http//en The AWM ( Arctic Warfare Magnum) is a Sniper rifle manufactured by Accuracy International. READ DISCUSSION PAGE BEFORE MAKING ANY EDITS TO CAPTION BELOW http//en The Mountain Leader Training Cadre is a training element of the British Royal Marines which provides instruction in Mountain Warfare, Arctic warfare The Special Boat Service ( SBS) is the Special forces unit of the British Royal Navy. Landing craft are Boats and seagoing vehicles used to convey a Landing force ( Infantry and Vehicles) from the sea to the shore during an
Training for these specialisations may be undertaken at CTCRM or in a joint environment, such as the Defence School of Transport at Leconfield or the Defence Police College. The Defence Police College ( DPC) at Southwick Park near Cosham, England, is a tri-service establishment for training the Service Police
Some marines are trained in military parachuting to allow flexibility of insertion methods for all force elements. A parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag. Marines complete this training at RAF Brize Norton but are not required to undergo Pre Parachute Selection Course (P-Company) training with the Parachute Regiment. RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, about 50 miles west of London, England, United Kingdom, is the largest airbase of the Royal Air Force The Parachute Regiment is the Airborne Infantry element of the British Army.
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The Royal Marines have a proud history and unique traditions. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Their colours (flags) do not carry individual battle honours in the manner of the regiments of the British Army but rather the "globe itself" as the symbol of the Corps. A battle honour is a military tradition practised in the Commonwealth countries of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand
The badge of the Royal Marines is designed to commemorate the history of the Corps. The Lion and Crown denotes a Royal regiment. King George III conferred this honour in 1802 "in consideration of the very meritorious services of the Marines in the late war. George III (George William Frederick 4 June 1738 George III's long reign was marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdom much of the rest of Europe and places "
The "Great Globe itself" surrounded by laurels was chosen by King George IV as a symbol of the Marines' successes in every quarter of the world. The laurels are believed to honour the gallantry they displayed during the investment and capture of Belle Isle, off Lorient, in April–June 1761. Belle-Île or Belle-Île-en-Mer ( ar Gerveur in Modern Breton)— Guedel in Old Breton—is a French Island off the Lorient, or L'Orient, (An Oriant is a commune and a Seaport in the Morbihan département, of Brittany.
The word "Gibraltar" refers to the Siege of Gibraltar in 1704. Gibraltar (dʒɨˈbrɒltər is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar This article details the history of Gibraltar. Prehistoric Evidence of hominid inhabitation of the Rock dates back to the Neanderthals A It was awarded in 1827 by George IV as a special distinction for the services of four of the old Army Marine regiments (Queen's Own Marines, 1st Marines, 2nd Marines, 3rd Marines). All other honours gained by the Royal Marines are represented by the "Great Globe". As a consequence, there are no battle honours displayed on the colours of the four battalion sized units in the corps. In military organizations the practice of carrying colours standards or Guidons, to act both as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the commander is thought
When referring to individual Commandos: 45 Commando is referred to as "four-five" rather than "forty-five commando" as is 42 Commando, 40 Commando is "forty".
The only units which carry colours are 40 Commando, 42 Commando, 45 Commando, and the Fleet Protection Group (which is the custodian of the colours of 43 Commando).
The fouled anchor, incorporated into the emblem in 1747, is the badge of the Lord High Admiral and shows that the Corps is part of the Naval Service. The Naval Service is the Naval branch of the British Armed Forces, which includes civilian agencies under the control of the Navy Board.
Per Mare Per Terram ("By Sea, By Land"), the motto of the Marines, is believed to have been used for the first time in 1785.
The regimental quick march of the Corps is A Life on the Ocean Wave, while the slow march is Preobrajensky. A Life on the Ocean Wave is a song by Henry Russell and published in the 1840s
Dress headgear is a white Wolseley pattern pith helmet surmounted by a ball, a distinction once standard for artillerymen. The pith helmet (also known as the sun helmet, topee, sola topee, salacot or topi) is a lightweight Helmet made of This derives from the part of the Corps that was once the Royal Marine Artillery.
The Royal Marines are one of six regiments allowed by the Lord Mayor of the City of London to march through the City as a regiment in full array. The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of London is the legal title for the Mayor of (and head of the City of London Corporation. For London as a whole see the main article London. The City of London is a geographically This dates to the charter of Charles II that allowed recruiting parties of the Admiral's Regiment of 1664 to enter the City with drums beating and colours flying. Charles II (Charles Stuart 29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685 was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
For historical information regarding Marine uniforms, see History of the Royal Marines. The Corps of Royal Marines, the Infantry land fighting element of the Royal Navy, was formed as part of the naval service in 1755
The modern Royal Marines retain a number of distinctive uniform items. These include the green beret, the green "Lovat" service dress, the dark blue parade dress worn with the white helmet, the scarlet and blue mess dress for officers and non-commissioned officers and the white hot-weather dress of the Band Service. Mess dress is the Military term for the formal Evening dress worn in the Mess or at other formal occasions
As the descendant of the old Marine Regiments of the British Army, the Royal Marines has a position in the Order of Precedence of the Infantry; this is after the 49th Regiment of Foot, the descendant of which is the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. For the purposes of parading the Regular army of the British Army is listed according to an order of precedence. The Royal Gloucestershire Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry was an Infantry Regiment of the British Army. Therefore, the Royal Marines would parade after the RGBW. This is because the 49th Foot was the last Regiment raised prior to the formation of the Corps of Marines as part of the Royal Navy in 1755. In 2007, the RGBW was amalgamated into a large Regiment — this new Regiment is placed last in the order of precedence, as it is a regiment of rifles. As a consequence, the Royal Marines have moved behind the Royal Anglian Regiment, which is the linear descendent of the 48th Foot, at position number six in the new Order of Precedence. The Royal Anglian Regiment (R ANGLIAN is an Infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Queen's Division. However, when the Royal Navy is on parade, then the Royal Marines parade with them at the extreme right of the line. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service)
Royal Anglian Regiment
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(14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th)