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  • proper n. The amphibious force or marine corps of the United Kingdom.


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  • Whereupon, Baralong’s captain, fearful — he said later — that if the swimmers were allowed to board the freighter, they would attempt to scuttle it, ordered the twelve Royal Marines on board his ship to open fire.

    Castles of Steel

  • Seventy Royal Marines from the battleship landed with small artillery pieces and constructed beach defenses at three possible landing sites.

    Castles of Steel

  • On Khios a few Royal Marines destroyed two destroyers, even though the local andartes failed to turn up as agreed, having 'lost interest'.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Field artillery pieces and Royal Marines were landed from the fleet and small guns were mounted at entrances to the anchorages.

    Castles of Steel

  • Instead, during maneuvers that year, a force of 350 Royal Marines and Royal Artillerymen was landed.

    Castles of Steel


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