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Posted: 6/16/2009 11:27:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 11:54:07 PM EST
Wow look at one of the replies


Formed 1755? No Sir - The British Royal Marines were formed on the 28th Oct 1664 ( )as the The of Yorks Maritime Regt of Foot. The 1755 date refers to the formation of the 50 Companies of Marines formed into the three grand divisions, Chatham, Portsmouth & Plymouth.
If formed in 1755 how come their honours include "Gibraltar" which they captured in 1702.

Ex-RM and proud of it

http://georgian-victorian-britain.suite101.com/article.cfm/royal_marines#ixzz0IfwhOpCC&D


When i am not so tired I will read into their history.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:00:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 12:01:56 AM EST by Clackamas]
Originally Posted By LCPL4ever:
Wow look at one of the replies


Formed 1755? No Sir - The British Royal Marines were formed on the 28th Oct 1664 ()as the The of Yorks Maritime Regt of Foot. The 1755 date refers to the formation of the 50 Companies of Marines formed into the three grand divisions, Chatham, Portsmouth & Plymouth.
If formed in 1755 how come their honours include "Gibraltar" which they captured in 1702.

Ex-RM and proud of it

http://georgian-victorian-britain.suite101.com/article.cfm/royal_marines#ixzz0IfwhOpCC&D



When i am not so tired I will read into their history.


He is correct. I knew the Royal Marines pre-dated the US Marines by over 100 years. The are some misstatements in the original but I found the origins interesting. I am watching a show British ships of the line during that time. It sparked my interest. Much of it I knew but had forgotten over the years.


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:00:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 12:02:33 AM EST by Clackamas]
Double post

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:04:18 AM EST
Totally unrelated to the thread, but I just realized that your double tap didn't up your post count, kinda weird.....
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 12:07:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 12:17:56 AM EST by Clackamas]
Originally Posted By LCPL4ever:
Totally unrelated to the thread, but I just realized that your double tap didn't up your post count, kinda weird.....


I noticed that too. Strange UPDATE. What is really weird is I don't have a post #503, which by chance is my area code. I just double checked it. I didn't have any other posts between #502 on this thread and #504 which is also on this thread. Doo doo doo doo doo doo






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