Royal Marine Commandos attached to 3rd Division for the assault on Sword Beach move through Colleville-sur-Orne on their way to relieve forces at Pegasus Bridge, Normandy, 6 June 1944.

Royal Marine Commandos attached to 3rd Division for the assault on Sword Beach move through Colleville-sur-Orne on their way to relieve forces at Pegasus Bridge, Normandy, 6 June 1944.

Crawling through the mire of the Exe estuary in Devon, these recruits are taking part in the notorious Mud Run - the most feared part of the Royal Marines' training course

Rise of the zombies? No, it's Britain’s Royal Marine recruits showing they have what it takes to become part of the elite fighting forces in gruelling Mud Run

Crawling through the mire of the Exe estuary in Devon, these recruits are taking part in the notorious Mud Run - the most feared part of the Royal Marines' training course

Commandos marching towards Port Stanley  FKD 2028    A column of 45 Royal Marine Commandos marching towards Port Stanley, June 1982. By early afternoon on 14 June 1982, the Royal Marines of 3 Commando Brigade reached Stanley. After a few hours' negotiation, at 9pm General Menendez, the Argentinian Governor, surrendered to Major-General Jeremy Moore, the British Land Force Commander.

Commandos marching towards Port Stanley FKD 2028 A column of 45 Royal Marine Commandos marching towards Port Stanley, June 1982. By early afternoon on 14 June 1982, the Royal Marines of 3 Commando Brigade reached Stanley. After a few hours' negotiation, at 9pm General Menendez, the Argentinian Governor, surrendered to Major-General Jeremy Moore, the British Land Force Commander.

The Massed Bands of the Royal Marines Band performed Beat Retreat at Horse Guards Parade. Picture:PO (Phot) Terry Seward  On the 6th and 7th June 2012.

The Massed Bands of the Royal Marines Band performed Beat Retreat at Horse Guards Parade. Picture:PO (Phot) Terry Seward On the 6th and 7th June 2012.

Band Of H.M. Royal Marines Plymouth - The Band Of Her Majesty's Royal Marines (Plymouth)

Band Of H.M. Royal Marines Plymouth - The Band Of Her Majesty's Royal Marines (Plymouth)

Royal Marines Band - Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Royal Marines Band - Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Warm welcome: Philip arrived to the sound of the Royal Marines Scotland band and chatted with winners and the guest presenters who handed out the certificates in the palace gardens

Could this be Philip's LAST Duke of Edinburgh ceremony

Warm welcome: Philip arrived to the sound of the Royal Marines Scotland band and chatted with winners and the guest presenters who handed out the certificates in the palace gardens

Fabulous version of Jay Ungar's haunting melody.  Royal Marines Band - Ashokan Farewell

Fabulous version of Jay Ungar's haunting melody. Royal Marines Band - Ashokan Farewell

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