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All the nice girls love a (Marine)

The publication date is 20 March 1897 which means the British troops shown, top left hand corner, are Royal Marines since the British Army didn’t land until 24th March that year. 21 more words

European Intervention Crete

Royal Marines, RAF and NHS in rescue partnership

Search and rescue (SAR) helicopters bound for Derriford hospital have landed at Bickleigh Barracks, in Plymouth, the home of 42 Commando Royal Marines, for the first time. 209 more words

Military Aviation

War Drums III: Kitchen

Here we are again!  Another day, another flash of madness… er, I mean flash fiction story.  Yep, that’s what I meant.

So, today’s is the return of a character from the short story… 443 more words

Story A Day Challenge

Operation: Condor (1966) - Argentina Invades Stanley Racecourse

It was supposed to be just a regular flight for the crew of the Aerolineas Argentina DC-4 airliner. On the morning of the 28th September 1966 at Buenos Aires airport the pilots worked through their checklist as the thirty five passengers boarded. 982 more words


HMS Kent works with the USA in fight against ISIL; HMS Defender forward deployed to the Gulf (video)

Arabian Gulf – Three days to go until Christmas and Royal Navy sailors in the Gulf are maintaining the eternal watch against those who might do us harm. 821 more words

Military Aviation

Friends dress up as 'minions' from Despicable Me for the funeral of deceased Royal Marine Commando

A group of lads pumped life into a friend’s funeral by going as an army of Minions.

Luke Ireland, 20, a Royal Marine Commando, was found dead after going missing during an exercise run in bad weather conditions in Glen Cova, Scotland. 267 more words


Women soldiers to serve in front-line combat units

Britain: Senior Whitehall source says that MoD is ‘leaning towards making the change’ to allow women in front-line combat units after a six-month review

British female troops share a joke as they wait for the 904 Expeditionary Air Wing’s sunset flag lowering and end of mission ceremony at Kandahar airfield, Afghanistan Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images… 828 more words