After yesterday’s RX+ Filthy Fifty, I was always nervous of today’s Royal Marines 350th Birthday WOD. With good reason. This was an epic and typically ‘Royal’. 175 more words
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On 26th October Britain marked a significant achievement in its draw down from Afghanistan.
Camp Bastion, Britain’s foremost military base in Afghanistan and the home of many of our troops out there since its construction in 2006, was formally handed over to the Afghan National Security Forces. 510 more words
94 year old Frank Cramp, a veteran of the Royal Marines, of Sword Beach and the Second World War has been presented with a new green beret from his contemporary unit; 42 Commando Royal Marines. 550 more words
The Belgians formally surrender Antwerp.
Fifty-seven British soldiers have been killed during the siege; nine hundred thirty-six are taken prisoner and sent to camps in Germany while 1,600 retreat into neutral Holland, where they will be interned for the remainder of the Great War. 217 more words
Despite the activity of the British Government in the defence of Antwerp the BEF had little involvement in the early stages. However with the arrival of Winston Churchill in Antwerp on the 3rd October there was a specific initiative to send troops to aid in the defence. 263 more words