The Royal Marines Memorial in The Mall, London was unveiled on 25 April 1903 by the Prince of Wales, on a site now occupied by the Admiralty Citadel. Removed in 1940 and reinstalled on the Mall in 1948

The Royal Marines Memorial in The Mall, London was unveiled on 25 April 1903 by the Prince of Wales, on a site now occupied by the Admiralty Citadel. Removed in 1940 and reinstalled on the Mall in 1948

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The Commandos were set up due to a request from Winston Churchill. During the Boer War in South Africa (1899-1902) Churchill was taken prisoner and was exposed to the Boer Commandos. This memorial in the Highlands remembers those and many more...

The Commandos were set up due to a request from Winston Churchill. During the Boer War in South Africa (1899-1902) Churchill was taken prisoner and was exposed to the Boer Commandos. This memorial in the Highlands remembers those and many more...

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Tunic of Lieutenant-Colonel E.C.L. Durnford, Royal Marine Artillery. The tunic is of blue wool and has a standup collar of buckram faced with red wool and edged with gold lace.  There is a silver threadwork badge of an exploding grenade on either side of the collar which is for Artillery. Both shoulders have plaited gold shoulder straps with rank badges. The tunic is single-breasted and closes with eight gilt brass buttons with Royal Marines Artillery insignia.

Tunic of Lieutenant-Colonel E.C.L. Durnford, Royal Marine Artillery. The tunic is of blue wool and has a standup collar of buckram faced with red wool and edged with gold lace. There is a silver threadwork badge of an exploding grenade on either side of the collar which is for Artillery. Both shoulders have plaited gold shoulder straps with rank badges. The tunic is single-breasted and closes with eight gilt brass buttons with Royal Marines Artillery insignia.

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Two British Marines in 1775. This is from the Bray Album- It's interesting because it shows two marines in undress. The one on the bottom has his waistcoat partially undone and you can see he's wearing a cravat instead of the issue neck stock. He's also wearing trousers, and the fellow behind him is either wearing trousers or "petticoat-breechs." Both would have been worn aboard ship by marines, but not as part of their normal uniform. A great "candid" portrait of naval life from the period.

Two British Marines in 1775. This is from the Bray Album- It's interesting because it shows two marines in undress. The one on the bottom has his waistcoat partially undone and you can see he's wearing a cravat instead of the issue neck stock. He's also wearing trousers, and the fellow behind him is either wearing trousers or "petticoat-breechs." Both would have been worn aboard ship by marines, but not as part of their normal uniform. A great "candid" portrait of naval life from the period.

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