TELL IT TO THE MARINES: A ROYAL MARINES RAGBAG.

McConville, Michael (Ed.).


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Isle of Wight, 1st ed., 1993. 112 pp., ills. D.j., 21 x 15cm. FINE. The Admiral's Regiment, the direct ancestor of the present-day Royal Marines, was raised in 1664. As early as 1827 the Corps had seen so much fighting by land and sea, all over the world, that there was no room left upon its colours for the inscription of any further battle honours. Thus King George IV solved the problem by ruling that the Globe circled with Laurel should be the distinguishing badge of the Corps. The valour and good conduct of the Royal Marines are implicit in most of the stories in this book but it is unlikely that any of the events described would qualify for a battle honour since any marine will tell you, some pretty strange things happened from time to time.


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