On Thursday 7 June Chris Terrill will be at the Royal Marines Museum at ‘Destination Afghanistan’, the hands-on family fun day, speaking about his experiences filming the documentary ‘Royal Marines: Mission Afghanistan’ a program which saw him embed with Lima Company of the Royal Marines in 2011 for a six-month deployment in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
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.
The 1940s event at the Royal Marines Museum (23-25 September) is an opportunity to reflect on the fact that this was a momentous decade for the Royal Marines, especially during the Second World War. Between1942 and 1943 the first Royal Marines Commando Units were formed and they played a major role on D-Day. Marines also served at sea and helped to man the guns on big warships as well as manning smaller vessels such as landing craft and even canoes known as “cockles”. The Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment was a cover name for a forerunner of the Special Boat Service and it used cockles for the famous raid on enemy ships in Bordeaux Harbour in December 1942. This became known as the story of the “Cockleshell Heroes”.
A day of explosive science based fun, bangs and noise! Take part in making rockets, hydrogen cannons and firing a catapult. Watch the Cadet Field Gun and take part in a Battleships game. See live demos of Royal Marines weapons and a tennis ball mortar.
Friday 5th August, 2:00pm, The Guildhall Portsmouth
For those of you who were disappointed by the cancellation of the Outdoor Band Concert at the Royal Marines Museum, here's a chance to hear an unbeatable concert featuring the Big Band, Concert Band, Corps of Drums and Orchestra of the Royal Marines School of Music.
Don't miss the world famous Ceremony of Beating Retreat in the Guildhall square.
The family of Sergeant Leonard Stone donated his service papers, photographs and medals to the museum collection. The medal group contains the gallantry medal the Distinguished Service Medal for his actions whilst serving at sea in the Second World War.