The Royal Marines were formed in 1755 as the Royal Navy’s infantry troops. However, the marines can trace their origins back to the formation of the English Army’s “Duke of York and Albany’s maritime regiment of Foot” at the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company on 28 October 1664
As a highly specialised and adaptable light infantry force, the Royal Marines are trained for rapid deployment worldwide and capable of dealing with a wide range of threats.
Type: Marine commando
Role: Expeditionary & amphibious warfare
Naval Staff Offices: Whitehall, London, England
Nickname(s):Royals, Bootnecks, The Commandos, Jollies
Motto(s):”Per Mare, Per Terram” (Latin), “By Sea, By Land”