As part of the Royal Marines’ 350 birthday celebrations a parade at Buckingham Palace will take place on Tuesday 8 July. Our Combined Cadet Force is one of only 19 schools to have a Royal Marines’ detachment and eight cadets have been selected to attend this prestigious event. The cadets will be inspected by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, the Captain General of the Royal Marines. The Royal Hospital School RM cadets who will take part are Alfie Anderson, Liam Crismani, Cameron Fairrie, Max and Matt Khan, Natasha and Jordan Scott and Anna Wynn.
Formed in the reign of King Charles II on October 28, 1664 as the Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot (or Admiral’s Regiment), the name Marines first appeared in the records in 1672 and in 1802 they were titled the Royal Marines by King George III. Since then, Marines have taken part in more battles on land and sea around the world than any other branch of the British Armed Forces; so numerous are the Corps’ battle honours they are simply represented by the famous Globe and the single honour ‘Gibraltar’.
Today, the Royal Marines are the UK’s Commando Forces and the Royal Navy’s amphibious troops. An elite force held at very high readiness, they are trained for worldwide rapid response, able to deal with a wide spectrum of threats and security challenges.