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.
ROYAL Marines musicians in Portsmouth have signed an album deal with a major record label. The Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth has recorded 17 rousing military songs for a charity album which will be released next month. It is due for release on November 14 and Lieutenant Colonel Nick Grace, principal director of music in the Royal Marines, hopes his tuneful troops can be top of the album charts by Christmas.
You can meet George Cross holder and Royal British Legion Ambassador Matt Croucher on Friday November 4th when he will be talking about the book which is the official tribute to The Royal British Legion's 90th Birthday at the Royal Marines Museum.
When the US and UK first went into Afghanistan I had no idea how much that decision to invade a country would have such an impact on my professional life. In October 2001 I was studying at a university in Pennsylvania, close enough to the attacks on the World Trade Center to have everyone just a little nervous of what would happen next. I remember going to New York City for Columbus Day, the day after they US went into Afghanistan with my roommate and her parents shouting at us not to go before we went, petrified that there would be reprisal attacks on New York. Little did I know then that not long after that the Royal Marines would be landing in the mountains in Afghanistan on Operation JACANA hunting for Al Qaeda in cave systems.