“Captain Edward Bamford, VC, DSO (1887–1938), Royal Marine Light Infantry” by W J Rowden.  Royal Marines Museum.

“Captain Edward Bamford, VC, DSO (1887–1938), Royal Marine Light Infantry” by W J Rowden. Royal Marines Museum.

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea.

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea.

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea.

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea.

James Northcote RA. -  Lt George Dyer of the Marines, 1780.    Dyer was commissioned into the Marines at the age of 18 in 1776 and finally retired as Second Colonel Commandant in 1816. A highlight of his career was the Battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794, in which he fought as Captain of Marines on board HMS Orion. However he began to suffer from severe sea sickness & after 1800 he was allowed to spend the remainder of his career ashore, much of it in recruiting.  Royal Marines…

Lt George Dyer of the Marines, 1780 by James Northcote RA. Courtesy of The Royal Marines Museum.

18th century Royal Marines Uniform

circa 1782 - National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London This Royal Marines dress coat of a Major General Arthur Tooker Collins is constructed of red wool with cuffs and lapels faced with.

Private Of The Royal Marines Light Infantry, 1865.

Royal Marine Light Infantry, Marine, 1865 by Charles C. From a set of postcards illustrated by Charles and which were sold at the Marine museum in Eastney Barracks.

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.

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.

Sgt Norman Finch Royal Marine Artillery wearing his Victoria Cross, c1920. Location unknown. Kalamazoo number: 9/2/B5 (1) ©Courtesy of the Trustees of the Royal Marines Museum

The Royal Marines – Stories From The Great War Part 4

Sgt Norman Finch Royal Marine Artillery wearing his Victoria Cross, Location unknown. Kalamazoo number: ©Courtesy of the Trustees of the Royal Marines Museum

Royal Marines uniform: pattern 1814-27 - National Maritime Museum

Royal Marines uniform: pattern 1814-27 - National Maritime Museum

His Royal Highness Alfred Ernest Albert (1844–1900), Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Edinburgh (1874–1899), KG, GCB, Admiral of the Fleet (1893), Honorary Colonel of the Royal Marines (1883), by Arthur Leopold Bambridge ~ ca1890, Royal Marines Museum

His Royal Highness Alfred Ernest Albert Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Edinburgh KG, GCB, Admiral of the Fleet Honorary Colonel of the Royal Marines by Arthur Leopold Bambridge ~ Royal Marines Museum

Minstrels’ Gallery  - two images showing the doors onto the Musicians’ Gallery and a view of the Minstrels’ Gallery No numbers © Courtesy of the Trustees of the Royal Marines Museum

The Royal Marines – Stories From The Great War Part 4

Minstrels’ Gallery - two images showing the doors onto the Musicians’ Gallery and a view of the Minstrels’ Gallery No numbers © Courtesy of the Trustees of the Royal Marines Museum

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