What is the role of the Royal Marines?
Role of the Royal Marines The Royal Marines are the UKs Commando Force and the Royal Navys own amphibious troops. They are an elite fighting force, optimised for worldwide rapid response and are able to deal with a wide spectrum of threats and security challenges.
Why were the Royal Marines created?
The original marines, or sea soldiers, were formed in 1664 to sail in the ships of the Royal Navy. In 1704, marines repelled the Spanish as Britain attacked Gibraltar. Marines were among the first ships to arrive in Australia in 1788.