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Royal Marines

Royal Marines

One of the most feared fighting forces in the world. It’s in our DNA. It’s a state of mind.

Royal Marines and Royal Navy partaking in experimental exercises

Worldwide rapid response

The first to understand. The first to adapt and respond. The first to overcome.

Fully integrated with the Royal Navy’s amphibious ships, our Royal Marines can be deployed globally without host nation support - and projected stealthily from the sea to conduct operations on land.

Royal Marines and Army Commandos taking part in training

World-renowned fighters

Some of the toughest fighters on the planet. Going where others won’t, doing things others can’t.

Royal Marines Commandos go through some of the most rigorous training on the planet, so they’re ready to deal with a wide spectrum of threats and security challenges.

Embarking on some of the British military’s toughest operations takes a unique set of personal qualities and skills - and an unflinching commitment to our ethos.

landing craft specialists of 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines


No matter how harsh or unforgiving the terrain, we’re capable of combatting hostile forces, training partner troops and deploying on peacekeeping operations.

Moving rapidly to outmanoeuvre enemies and get Royal Marine troops to some of the toughest environments on the planet, our armoured vehicles can ‘swim’, land ashore and cross obstacles like rivers and lakes.

Units of the Royal Marines

Commando Brigade

Royal Marine band performaning in London

Royal Marines Band Service

Boosting morale and showcasing our long-standing musical excellence on the world stage. When they’re not making music, they have the skills to support vital military missions.

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Royal Marines Reserve in Bristol

Maritime Reserves

This is no casual part-time role. Our Reserve troops have to pass the same rigorous Commando Course as regular Royal Marines.

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A Royal Marines Commando During live firing in Cyprus


Rifles, machine guns, mortars and anti-tank weapons. Royal Marines have the specialised weapons and skills needed to counter enemy boats, vehicles and aircraft.

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Join the Royal Marines

It’s a state of mind. Find out if you have it.

Your role in the Royal Marines