The Royal Marines (RM)
trace their origins back to 1664, Today, the Royal Marines are evolving to produce the UK's 'Future Commando Force' consisting of five task grouped Commando Units as well as specialist intelligence and support units approximately 6000 personnel. Royal Marines have served in every British Campaign since WWII. During the last decade the level of Royal Marines operational deployment has been extraordinary! They currently provide approximately 43% of UK Special Forces. The result is a disproportionate number of killed and wounded. For many of the wounded, physical or mental injury will remain with them to the end of their lives.
The Royal Marines Reserve (RMR)
Based from centres in; Scotland, London, Merseyside and Bristol, the RMR provides fully training part-time Commandos to support regular operations. Reservists manage their civilian occupations alongside their Royal Marines careers, complete the same Commando course to the same demanding standards. Alternatively, former regular Royal Marines who choose to adjust their 'life priorities' or, on completion of a fixed term of service, may opt to transfer to reserve serve. Reservists play an active role in global operations, doing the same job as your regular counterparts, as part of the most elite amphibious fighting force in the world
Royal Marines Association - The Royal Marines Charity
On 1st April 2019, the Royal Marines Association and The Royal Marines Charity officially merged to become the single, central pillar of support to the Royal Marines Family. It embraces and embodies the Corps’ family; regular and reserve Royal Marines past and present, as well as their dependants. The membership grows continually to include all elements of the Royal Marines. It is free to join and is now open to Associates and 'Supporters' who wish to join.
The newly formed single agency, known as RMA - The Royal Marines Charity, provides flexible response to support Royal Marines and their families, as well as Veterans throughout their lives. To continue and improve this support is a serious challenge. But meeting a ‘challenge’ is what Royal Marines do best
Royal Marines 'Commando 80'
2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the Royal Marines as Britain's Commando Forces. As such, RM personnel and units have seen operational duties in every years since WW2, with the single exception of 1963! Consequently and unsurprisingly, your Royal Marines endure an apparently high level of injury and casualties. They remain one of the World's Elite combat forces.
Today, trained and equipped to deal with contemporary, highly mobile, rapidly changing and increasingly technical challenges, they are currently deployed around the globe in support of UK interests.
Now, we need Your help - to help ourselves.
This fundraising event will go some small way to protect the future of those who protected us! Your support will directly aid elderly and infirm veterans, our physically or psychologically injured, bereaved and needy families.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Our support agencies provide attrractive merchandise to members of the Royal Marines, their families and friends.
The Royal Marines Shop https://royalmarinesshop.com/page/homepage