Taunton School

Pupils from Taunton School take on the Royal Marines


On Monday 19 September seven 13 year old pupils from Taunton School took up the ultimate challenge when they raced the Royal Marines across the English Channel from Shakespeare's Beach to Cap Gris Nez. The pupils and Royal Marines, who were also joined in the water by a team of teachers.... Read more »

Vinny At Height

Vinny at height!


Wind energy is a favourite sector dream for some Royal Marines leaving the Corps, but Sgt Vinny Forster had a more specific plan: to become qualified as a wind turbine blade technician, using his love of the outdoors and physical strength as well as his newly-acquired electrical skills. We sup.... Read more »

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Royal Marines Massed Bands return to Liverpool


The Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines are set to make a triumphant return to Liverpool this October, debuting their famous Mountbatten Festival-inspired show, more than 15 years after they last played the city. The Massed Bands – comprised of over 100 musicians from six nati.... Read more »

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Termoli Troop to Transport for London


I served in the Royal Marines for six years, unfortunately I was injured and subsequently downgraded from normal duties and joined the Rehabilitation troop at 40 Commando (Termoli Troop). Whilst there I focused on my recovery pushing hard to regain full fitness, due to unforeseen circumstances an.... Read more »

Prosthetic Legs

My never ending thanks for The Royal Marines Charity


"Someone asked me recently why it is that I dedicate part of my life to raising awareness & money for charity & in particular Royal Marines Charities and my answer to that is simple, to say thank you. I know there are thousands of people every day that give up their time & effort.... Read more »

A thank you to the Deal Sgts Mess

A thank you to the Deal Sgts Mess


Last week The Royal Marines Charity’s Chief Executive Jonathan Ball was in Deal for a presentation to the Royal Marines Association Deal ‘Sgts Mess’. The branch gratefully received a commemorative Royal Marines Silver dagger and Certificate as a thank you for their fundraising effo.... Read more »

Mne Alasdair MacDougall, 45 CDO RM who was KIA in Cyprus 1958

Mne Alasdair MacDougall, 45 CDO RM


Mne Alasdair MacDougall, 45 CDO RM Who was KIA in Cyprus 1958, by adding his name to our local Cenotaph at Cavell Gardens, Inverness on Friday 5th August at 11:30 am followed a lunch reception at the TA Centre. We will be Joined by the Corps RSM and the Provost of Inverness as well as the larg.... Read more »

Taking the High Ground

Taking the High Ground


Ian came to see us after hearing about how The Royal Marines Charity support those facing medical discharge in their career transition. He discussed with us his ideas for looking for a potential new role, probably in grounds maintenance, but was a little undecided about exactly what shape his f.... Read more »