Royal Marines dress coat, England, 1782, brass, linen, metal thread, wool. Worn by Major General Arthur Tooker Collins (1718-93). Constructed of red wool with cuffs & lapels faced with blue. The buttonholes are of embroidered metal thread & the cast brass buttons are stamped with a laurel wreath enclosing a crossed sword & baton. The skirts could be turned back, so the white lining of the coat created a contrast against the red wool of the skirts, and secured by means of hook and eye…
The Commandos were set up due to a request from Winston Churchill. During the Boer War in South Africa (1899-1902) Churchill was taken prisoner and was exposed to the Boer Commandos. This memorial in the Highlands remembers those and many more...
The Royal Marines Memorial in The Mall, London was unveiled on 25 April 1903 by the Prince of Wales, on a site now occupied by the Admiralty Citadel. Removed in 1940 and reinstalled on the Mall in 1948
Tunic of Lieutenant-Colonel E.C.L. Durnford, Royal Marine Artillery. The tunic is of blue wool and has a standup collar of buckram faced with red wool and edged with gold lace. There is a silver threadwork badge of an exploding grenade on either side of the collar which is for Artillery. Both shoulders have plaited gold shoulder straps with rank badges. The tunic is single-breasted and closes with eight gilt brass buttons with Royal Marines Artillery insignia.
Royal Marine Statue outside the Royal Marine Museum in Southsea - he is shown yomping the phrase made famous during the Falklands War in 1982 when the Royal Marines walked across the Falklands and into battle.