Wednesday 23rd November 7:30pm. Free to attend, no booking required.
By Colonel Keith Wilkins OBE. Marine McSweeney’s public execution in Malta was shocking even by today’s standards. Hanged for the killing of Corporal James T Allen after a dispute aboard the battleship HMS Rodney in 1837 McSweeney was buried in a remote graveyard on the Mediterranean island of Malta where even today locals keep the memory of Private Thomas McSweeney alive with candles and flowers laid at his gravestone every day. Col Wilkins places the story in the wider context of life and punishment in the Royal Marines during the early decades of the nineteenth century.
The Royal Marines Museum is pleased to announce an exclusive relationship with Red Anywhere Catering.
There are catering companies and then there’s Red Anywhere. Catering an event is more than just supplying the food and the service. It’s sharing passion with a belief in the quality of our food as well as being individual and specific to you.
Red Anywhere catering is headed up by Dan Clarke, Creative Chef and Master Chef of Great Britain. Our mission is to rise above other catering companies by providing a personal and attentive catering service that that delivers on its promises. With a visionary and proactive approach to any event, Red Anywhere is a trend setter, not a follower, among catering companies.
With passion, creativity and experience, Red Anywhere have the perfect recipe for every occasion.
If Christmas shopping is always a chore this book is the answer. Not only is it a fantastic read, but £1 from the sale of each book goes to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
After a successful 18 year career in The Royal Marines, Nathan Sawyer is at a crossroads in his life, wondering which path to follow. Fate takes a hand when he witnesses 2 Serbian men beating up a young girl. He intervenes, rescues her and discovers she is a Montenegrin, called Elena Borovic. She and eleven other girls were kidnapped in Belgrade and for over a year have been forced to live as sex slaves in Liverpool. A rescue is mounted for the remaining girls which plunges Sawyer and his team into the middle of a gang war.
In a new five-part series, Ross embeds with Whiskey Company 45 Commando Royal Marines to find out what has changed ten years on from 9/11. Throughout the series Ross will bring the audience up to date with how things are changing in Afghanistan. Later in the series he will spend time with 3rd Battalion USMC and amongst others conducts interviews with CDS, General Caldwell, William Patey and a member of Al Qaeda.
The latest fundraising project from the Royal Marines Association has seen them spend the last 6 months tirelessly working with injured Royal Marines to produce the first injured soldier calendar. The calendar features 12 lads with a range of injuries and illnesses that are not necessarily battlefield related but each one has faced and overcome adversity in some shape or form and has came out of the other side smiling. The idea behind the calendar was to show that after having a life changing incident it's not all doom and gloom and that a lot of positives can come from one negative. It is also to show the determination, spirit and cheerfulness in the face of adversity that has become world renowned with the Royal Marines.
The Royal Marines Museum has made a 'Remembrance' film with Portsmouth Live TV. The film focused on memorials for Royal Marines at the Museum and during our week of Remembrance in the lead up to our Service of Remembrance on Sunday 13th November we hope you enjoy the seeing it.
It is the Royal Marines 347th birthday on Friday 28th October. Please help spread the word about the RMA textathon, text BOOTNECK to 70300 to donate £3 to the Royal Marines Association, the money will go towards financial and welfare support for the wounded, retired RM's, serving RM's and the big wide and wonderful Royal Marines family, please spread the word and get texting, thank you.
A decade after UK Forces began operations in Afghanistan, Tristan Kelly reports from Helmand as all eyes look forward to the planned end of UK combat operations there in 2015.
In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US and the Taliban regime's refusal to hand over those responsible, US and UK forces launched Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on 7 October 2001.
The operation's aim was to end Al-Qaeda's use of Afghanistan as its base for terrorist operations. Five years later UK troops moved into the Taliban stronghold of Helmand with the same essential aim of not allowing Afghanistan to once again become a safe haven from which terrorists can launch attacks on the streets of Britain.