Tag: Royal Marines

October 28 – Roll of Honour

  Happy Birthday Royal: The Royal Marines traces its origins back to 28 October 1664 when at the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company “the Duke of York and Albany’s maritime Regiment of Foot” was first formed. Renamed in 1802 to The Royal Marines.

October 14 – HMS Royal Oak

The Princess Royal led the 80th anniversary tributes to those who lost their lives on HMS Royal Oak in October 1939. Six weeks into the war seven men from Northern Ireland were amongst 833 sailors who were lost when their ship HMS Royal Oak went…

July 9 – Green Beret RBL stalwart was five years a German POW

Despite his wartime experience, Bill Balmer served in the Royal Marines until July 11, 1953

June 21 – Hugh McNeill, Royal Marine WW1

Belfast-born Lance-Corporal Hugh McNeill, of the Royal Marines Light Infantry, perished when his ship was torpedoed by a First World War U-Boat. He served during the Boxer Rebellion in China, the defence of Antwerp and with the RNAS Armoured Car Division. His service is…

June 20 – On this day

RM Commando raid launched from US Submarine Perch off Korea in 1950