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Royal Marines were sometimes nicknamed lobsters on account of their red tunics.They were used to keep order on ships, guard dock installations, prevent mutiny and ensure that sailors remained at their posts during actions. Between 1805 and 1869, Woolwich was the seat of a Division of the Royal Marines. The three other Divisions were at Chatham, Plymouth and Portsmouth.  Creator: C.H.S. (artist), Joseph Stadler (engraver)  Date: 1815  Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London

Royal Marine 1815 Creator: C. (artist), Joseph Stadler (engraver) Date: 1815 Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London

Royal Marines uniforms through the ages | Royal Navy

Internationally renowned, the Royal Marines are the UK's Commando force and the Royal Navy's amphibious troops. They are held at a very high readiness to respond to events around the globe.

Tom Hardy kicks off Royal Marines Corps Of Drums world record attempt | Royal Navy

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy has launched the Royal Marines Corps of Drums’ world record attempt at the Tower of London.

A Royal Marine with 42 Commando takes aim with a SA80A2 rifle while on an operation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2008. Note the Trijicon Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) TA31RCO 4 x 32 sight. An additional CQB red dot sight is mounted atop the ACOG for short range engagements.

A Royal Marine from 42 Commando aims his Assault Rifle while scouting for enemy fighters during Operation Sond Chara in Afghanistan.

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