History of The Royal Marines

History Of The Royal Marines

The Corps of Royal Marines, the infantry land fighting element of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy, was formed as part of the Naval Service in 1755. However, it can trace its origins back as far as 1664, when English soldiers first went to sea to fight the Dutch. Early on in their history, Marines were responsible for leading and repelling boarding attacks on the lower deck while harassing the enemy from the upper decks with effective musket fire. At present, the Royal Marines are an elite fighting force within the British Armed forces having undergone many substantial changes.

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History Of The Royal Marines - Uniforms
... Historically, Marine uniforms broadly matched those of the contemporary British Army, at least for full dress ... for ordinary work duties during the late 18th and early 19th centuries the marines would put aside their easily-stained red coats and wore the loose "slop" clothing of the British sailors (then ... It is recorded that at Trafalgar many marines fought in their undress checked shirts and blue trousers ...

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