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25 November 2015:

Autumn Statement announces funding for Royal Marines Museum

An artists impression of how the new Royal Marines Museum could look

Verbatim from the Right Honourable George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer:

“We’ll renovate our military museums – from the Royal Marines and D-Day Museums in Portsmouth, to the National Army Museum, to Hooton Park aerodrome, and the former HQ of RAF Fighter Command at Bentley Priory."

 

Professor Dominic Tweddle, Director General, National Museum of the Royal Navy.

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21 October 2015:

The Last Fatal Duel in England


The murder of Captain James Alexander Seton of the 11th Hussars in Gosport in 1854 was possibly the result of the last fatal duel ever recorded in England.

Lieutenant Henry Hawkey (Royal Marines) challenged Seton to a duel after Seton made advances on his wife.

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