The Battle of Trafalgar


21st of October marks the 215th anniversary of The Battle of Trafalgar in which an estimated 3000 Royal Marines were present at Nelson's victory over the French and Spanish.  Royal Marines sustained heavy casualties whilst fighting on upper decks, and formed the core of the boarding parties tha... Read more »

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JJ Chalmers Enters Strictly Come Dancing 2020


JJ Chalmers has revealed that he was taught the Waltz whilst serving in Afghanistan.  He has told reporters of how fellow Royal Marine, Cassidy Little, gave him basic dance lessons in preparation for his Brother's wedding whilst they were serving in Afghanistan together in 2011.  “Basi... Read more »

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Gone Wild Festival


RMA - The Royal Marines Charity is delighted to be the exclusive charitable partner for the Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls, at the incredible Powderham Castle in Devon, August Bank Holiday 2021. By day you and your family can enjoy one of the many activities such as archery, climbing and qu... Read more »

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Mark Ormrod Awarded MBE


We are thrilled to announce that Mark Ormrod has been awarded an MBE for outstanding services to the Royal Marines and the wider veteran community. Mark Ormrod was born and brought up in Plymouth, and in 2001 realised his lifelong ambition of joining the Royal Marines. On Christmas Eve 2007, whi... Read more »

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The Hardmoors 110 Ultramarathon


The Hardmoors 110 Ultramarathon follows the dramatic Cleveland Way National Trail encircling the North York Moors and the Cleveland Heritage coastline. Commencing in Filey, competitors had a time limit of 36 hours to complete the 110 mile single stage trail race, following the stunning Clevelan... Read more »

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The WC100 Dinner 2020


In true Bootneck spirit RMA – The Royal Marines Charity have been forging ahead in an uncertain and debilitating events landscape. The Charity are facing a deficit that is threatening to push into the multi-millions due to COVID-19. A large portion of this has been due to the demolition of pu... Read more »

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Deal Barracks Bombing Anniversary


On the 22nd of September 1989 the IRA exploded a time bomb at 08.22 at the Royal Marine Depot, Deal, Kent. At that time the Deal Barracks was home to the Royal Marines School of Music. The bomb took the lives of 11 Marines from the Royal Marines Band Service and injured a further 21.  The... Read more »

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Corps Family Weekend 2019


Sadly, due to COVID-19, Corps Family Weekend will not ba taking place in 2020.  Looking back to the RMA Families Weekend 2019 ... Nowhere was the strength of the Royal Marines Corps Family more obvious than over the RMA Corps Families Weekend held at Commando Training Centre Royal Marin... Read more »

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Former Royal Marine to walk 80 Miles in 24 Hours


On the 7th of September Matthew Claremont-Davies, former Royal Marine, will be walking 80 miles across Devon to promote and raise vital funds for Royal Marines Mental Health (RMMH) a campign run by RMA - The Royal Marines Charity.  The cost to cost walk will commence in Woolacombe and end in... Read more »