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Old 14-01-2011, 11:14 PM   #41
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It is your thread is it not?
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So I am not sure, and I am sure many would agree with me, what is this thread about?

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Em.... this thread seems very hashy hashy,

You tell me ?

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Old 15-01-2011, 10:00 AM   #42
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Hunters often use camouflage clothing that is visually tailored to the game they are hunting. The most striking example of this is the blaze orange camouflage, which makes the hunter obvious to humans but relies on the fact that most large game animals, such as deer, are dichromats, and perceive the orange as a dull colour.

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lol, what a rambler you are.

So what has blaze orange got to do with the marines? next you will be saying that the marines wear it to fight colour blind enemies
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lol, what a rambler you are.

So what has blaze orange got to do with the marines? next you will be saying that the marines wear it to fight colour blind enemies
He thinks im on a hunting expedition

So anyway lightgiver do you support our troops.

No they shouldnt be there and be brought home....

But while they are there do you support them ??? And the Royal Marines of course
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He thinks im on a hunting expedition

So anyway lightgiver do you support our troops.

No they shouldnt be there and be brought home....

But while they are there do you support them ??? And the Royal Marines of course
Well he should be safe unless you hunt around rubber cells
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Old 15-01-2011, 05:33 PM   #45
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He thinks im on a hunting expedition

So anyway lightgiver do you support our troops.

No they shouldnt be there and be brought home....

But while they are there do you support them ??? And the Royal Marines of course
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At least I dont dress up in stockings and suspenders...only when on a Mis sion.

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Well he should be safe unless you hunt around rubber cells

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Old 15-01-2011, 07:57 PM   #46
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Judging by the OP it's about the "Royal Machines", arguably one of the most capable fighting units in the world.

however, trying to ridicule them or perhaps paint them in a negative light is somewhat hypocritical and cowardly especially if the pratagonist has not met the high standards required to enter said Military unit.

Bottom line being they are experts in their respective fields, and although they have a dodgy reputation among the local girls in Belize, they are among the most honest, loyal and professional soldiers I've ever served with.

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Bermuda (pronounced /bɜrˈmjuːdə/; officially, the Bermudas or Somers Islands) is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located off the east coast of the United States, its nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1,030 kilometres (640 mi) to the west-northwest. It is about 1,373 kilometres (853 mi) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and 1,770 kilometres (1,100 mi) northeast of Miami, Florida. Its capital city is Hamilton but the largest municipality is the town of Saint George's



Motto: "Quo Fata Ferunt" (Latin)
"Whither the Fates Carry [Us]"

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ermuda.svg.png

Bermuda has an affluent economy, with finance as its largest sector followed by tourism, giving it the world's highest GDP per capita in 2005. It has a subtropical climate.

The Bermuda Regiment is the home defence unit of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. It is a single territorial[citation needed] infantry battalion that was formed by the amalgamation in 1965 of two originally-voluntary units, the all white Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps (BVRC) and the mostly black Bermuda Militia Artillery (BMA).

Bermuda Regiment badge


The Royal Anglian Regiment has a unique relationship with the Bermuda Regiment, a Territorial battalion of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. Although the Bermuda Regiment is usually described as an affiliated regiment, its relationship to the Regiment is more akin to that of one of Royal Anglian's own TA battalions. The Bermuda Regiment is an amalgamation of the old Bermuda Militia Artillery and Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps (BVRC, which had been renamed the Bermuda Rifles). During the Great War, the latter unit had sent two drafts to serve as part of the 1 Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment, one of Royal Anglian Regiment's predecessors, on the Western Front.

RoyalAnglianRegimentHighStBedford
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...hStBedford.jpg

The Junior NCOs (Corporals and Lance-Corporals) of the Bermuda Regiment attend Skill-At-Arms courses at the Royal Anglian Regiment depot, and many Bermuda Regiment officers and NCOs have served on attachment with the Royal Anglians. During the 1980s, the entire cadre of officers, warrant officers, and NCOs of the Bermuda Regiment was briefly attached to a battalion of Royal Anglians deployed to Belize.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Cap_Badge.PNG


23 August 2007 friendly fire incident

In a reported friendly fire incident, on 23 August 2007, one of a pair United States Air Force F-15E fighter aircraft called in to support a fighting patrol of the 1st Battalion in Afghanistan dropped a bomb which killed three soldiers in the patrol, and injuring two others. It was subsequently revealed after radio transmissions were released, that a series of procedural violations and communication errors commited by both the British Forward Air Controller and the F-15E Weapons System Officer, led to incorrect coordinates being targeted, which resulted in the deaths of the three soldiers. The British Forward Air Controller is currently facing manslaughter charges. [3] The F-15 in question was based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.


Topographic map of Bermuda
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...hic_map-en.png

Parishes of Bermuda
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...uda-divmap.png

Although Bermuda's latitude is similar to that of Savannah, Georgia, it is warmer in winter, and slightly cooler in summer. Its humid subtropical climate is warmed by the nearby Gulf Stream, thanks to the westerlies, which carry warm, humid air eastwards over Bermuda, helping to keep winter temperatures above freezin

The State House, the home of Bermuda's parliament 1620–1815
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tate_House.jpg

Remembrance Day Parade, Hamilton, Bermuda
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...de_Bermuda.jpg

HMS Ambuscade at the Royal Naval Dockyard
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...in_Bermuda.jpg

This deployment was the subject of the Sky One documentary Ross Kemp in ... The Royal Anglian Regiment has a unique relationship with the Bermuda Regiment,

Bermudian-dollars-$50
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...lars-%2450.jpg

Since switching from the Bermudian pound in 1970, Bermuda's currency has been the Bermudian dollar, which is pegged to the US$. US notes and coins are used interchangeably with Bermudian notes and coins within the islands for most practical purposes; however, banks levy a small exchange rate for the purchase of US dollars with Bermudian dollars. Bermudian notes carry the image of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

The word derives from the Ancient Greek theatron (θέατρον) meaning "the seeing place."

In warfare, a theater, or theatre or seat of war is defined as a specific geographical area of conduct of armed conflict, bordered by areas where no combat is taking place.

Interior of the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, New York
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Shankbone.jpg

Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is a branch of the performing arts. Any performance may be considered theatre; however, as a performing art, theatre focuses almost exclusively on live performers creating a self-contained drama.

Today, the only military unit remaining in Bermuda is the Bermuda Regiment, an amalgam of the voluntary units originally formed toward the end of the 19th century. Although the Regiment's predecessors were voluntary units, the modern body is formed primarily by conscription in which balloted males are required to serve for three years, two months part time, once they turn eighteen.

One of Bermuda's pink sand beaches, at Astwood Park
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...DA_Bermuda.jpg

An IOD racer on a mooring in Hamilton Harbour, Bermuda
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._-_Bermuda.jpg

Hamilton
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ltonStreet.jpg

Tourism is Bermuda's second largest industry, with the island attracting over one-half million visitors annually, of whom more than 80% are from the United States. Other significant sources of visitors are from Canada and the United Kingdom. Tourists arrive either by cruise ship or by air at Bermuda International Airport, the only airport on the island

Education

The Bermuda Education Act 1996 requires that only three categories of schools can operate in the Bermuda Education system:

The private school sector consists of 6 traditional private schools, two of which are religious schools, and the remaining four are secular with one of these being a single gender school and another a Montessori school.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Phonograms.JPG
Children working on the phonogram moveable alphabet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Anglian_Regiment...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montessori_method

Sightseeing and attractions
One of Bermuda's pink sand beaches, at Astwood Park

Bermuda's pink sand beaches and clear, cerulean blue ocean waters are popular with tourists and many of Bermuda's hotels are located along the south shore of the island. In addition to its beaches, there are a number of sightseeing attractions. Historic St George's is a designated World Heritage Site. Scuba divers can explore numerous wrecks and coral reefs in relatively shallow water (typically 30–40 ft/9–12 m in depth) with virtually unlimited visibility. Many nearby reefs are readily accessible from shore by snorkellers, especially at Church Bay.

Bermuda's most popular visitor attraction is the Royal Naval Dockyard, which includes the Bermuda Maritime Museum. Other attractions include the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo,[42] Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the Botanical Gardens, lighthouses, and the Crystal Caves with its impressive stalactites and underground saltwater pools.

It is not possible to rent a car on the island; however, visitors can hire scooters for use as private transport, or use public transport.

Conservation

Flamingos in Bermuda zoo
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ermuda_zoo.jpg

The facility participates in four Species Survival Plans (SSP) as of 2009: Golden Lion Tamarin, Matschie's Tree Kangaroo, Oriental Small-clawed Otter, Ring-tailed Lemur. In addition, it is in the Population management program for a number of other species: Galapagos Tortoise, Haitian Slider, Harbor seal, Parma Wallaby, Prevost's Squirrel, Red-necked Wallaby, Roseate spoonbill, Scarlet Ibis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda...Museum_and_Zoo
WTF has that got to do with 'Col.Kilgores' statement?

Are you high or something?
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Old 15-01-2011, 09:50 PM   #48
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Are you high or something?
No are you ?

Two Corps of Colonial Marines were raised from former SLAVES as auxiliary units of the Royal Marines for service in the Americas.


I am still waiting for your previous answer from your pathetic tirade of nonsense.

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No are you ?

Two Corps of Colonial Marines were raised from former SLAVES as auxiliary units of the Royal Marines for service in the Americas.


I am still waiting for your previous answer from your pathetic tirade of nonsense.
Big woop, it has happened throughout military history.

Well actually it is you with the nonsense. You thread seems to be nothing but you ranting incoherently. Also answering a question with a question is very rude.
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Well actually it is you with the nonsense. You thread seems to be nothing but you ranting incoherently. Also answering a question with a question is very rude.


So what do you want here then if you have nothing to offer of substance... run along.

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Big woop, it has happened throughout military history.
BTW the thread title is Royal Marines



The Third Battalion (from September 1814)

Upon the orders of Vice Admiral Cochrane, three of the ten companies were detached from this unit, to become the regenerated 3rd Battalion, under the command of Major Lewis. Three companies of the Corps of Colonial Marines, who had been formed at the start of the year, were added to the 3rd Battalion. The Colonial Marines had made their combat debut on the raid on Pungoteague; they then had carried out incursions at Chesconessex Creek in June and Onancock in August. Prior to the establishment of the Corps, some of its men had been employed to good effect as scouts and guides with raiding parties. A company fought at the Battle of Bladensburg and three companies fought at the Battle of North Point.

The 3rd Battalion was present in the Chesapeake campaign, participating in the Battle of Bladensburg, the attack on Washington, and the Battle of Baltimore. The attack on Washington cost the Navy one man killed and six wounded, including one man of the Corps of Colonial Marines killed and three wounded.

The 3rd Battalion was subsequently deployed to Tangier Island and to Cumberland Island along with the 1st and 2nd Battalions. When news reached the troops that peace had been made, the 3rd Battalion embarked on 10 March, disembarking on Ireland Island, Bermuda, on 21 March. The battalion's three Colonial companies settled on Trinidad, with the other three company remnants of the original 3rd Battalion arriving in England in 1815.

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So what do you want here then if you have nothing to offer of substance... run along.



BTW the thread title is Royal Marines



The Third Battalion (from September 1814)

Upon the orders of Vice Admiral Cochrane, three of the ten companies were detached from this unit, to become the regenerated 3rd Battalion, under the command of Major Lewis. Three companies of the Corps of Colonial Marines, who had been formed at the start of the year, were added to the 3rd Battalion. The Colonial Marines had made their combat debut on the raid on Pungoteague; they then had carried out incursions at Chesconessex Creek in June and Onancock in August. Prior to the establishment of the Corps, some of its men had been employed to good effect as scouts and guides with raiding parties. A company fought at the Battle of Bladensburg and three companies fought at the Battle of North Point.

The 3rd Battalion was present in the Chesapeake campaign, participating in the Battle of Bladensburg, the attack on Washington, and the Battle of Baltimore. The attack on Washington cost the Navy one man killed and six wounded, including one man of the Corps of Colonial Marines killed and three wounded.

The 3rd Battalion was subsequently deployed to Tangier Island and to Cumberland Island along with the 1st and 2nd Battalions. When news reached the troops that peace had been made, the 3rd Battalion embarked on 10 March, disembarking on Ireland Island, Bermuda, on 21 March. The battalion's three Colonial companies settled on Trinidad, with the other three company remnants of the original 3rd Battalion arriving in England in 1815.
I know what the thread title is, maybe you should read it too. As most of the stuff you have posted here have nothing to do with the RM.

I am familiar with the Royal Marines, its history can be traced back to 1664 but it was officially formed as part of the Royal Navy in 1755. I know my military history chuck.

There isn't much I, or anyone else can add, as you have not really displayed the subject matter for this thread. You have posted videos, made statements and ranted, most of which have nothing to do with The Corps of Her Majesty's Royal Marines. But if you will kindly tell us the subject matter, I am sure myself and others can kindly add to it.
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You have posted videos, made statements and ranted, most of which have nothing to do with The Corps of Her Majesty's Royal Marines. .
You post some then.


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Judging by the OP it's about the "Royal Machines", arguably one of the most capable fighting units in the world.

however, trying to ridicule them or perhaps paint them in a negative light is somewhat hypocritical and cowardly especially if the pratagonist has not met the high standards required to enter said Military unit.

Bottom line being they are experts in their respective fields, and although they have a dodgy reputation among the local girls in Belize, they are among the most honest, loyal and professional soldiers I've ever served with.

CK.
Bermuda (pronounced /bɜrˈmjuːdə/; officially, the Bermudas or Somers Islands) is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located off the east coast of the United States, its nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1,030 kilometres (640 mi) to the west-northwest. It is about 1,373 kilometres (853 mi) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and 1,770 kilometres (1,100 mi) northeast of Miami, Florida. Its capital city is Hamilton but the largest municipality is the town of Saint George's



Motto: "Quo Fata Ferunt" (Latin)
"Whither the Fates Carry [Us]"

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ermuda.svg.png

Bermuda has an affluent economy, with finance as its largest sector followed by tourism, giving it the world's highest GDP per capita in 2005. It has a subtropical climate.

The Bermuda Regiment is the home defence unit of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. It is a single territorial[citation needed] infantry battalion that was formed by the amalgamation in 1965 of two originally-voluntary units, the all white Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps (BVRC) and the mostly black Bermuda Militia Artillery (BMA).

Bermuda Regiment badge


The Royal Anglian Regiment has a unique relationship with the Bermuda Regiment, a Territorial battalion of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. Although the Bermuda Regiment is usually described as an affiliated regiment, its relationship to the Regiment is more akin to that of one of Royal Anglian's own TA battalions. The Bermuda Regiment is an amalgamation of the old Bermuda Militia Artillery and Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps (BVRC, which had been renamed the Bermuda Rifles). During the Great War, the latter unit had sent two drafts to serve as part of the 1 Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment, one of Royal Anglian Regiment's predecessors, on the Western Front.

RoyalAnglianRegimentHighStBedford
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...hStBedford.jpg

The Junior NCOs (Corporals and Lance-Corporals) of the Bermuda Regiment attend Skill-At-Arms courses at the Royal Anglian Regiment depot, and many Bermuda Regiment officers and NCOs have served on attachment with the Royal Anglians. During the 1980s, the entire cadre of officers, warrant officers, and NCOs of the Bermuda Regiment was briefly attached to a battalion of Royal Anglians deployed to Belize.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Cap_Badge.PNG


23 August 2007 friendly fire incident

In a reported friendly fire incident, on 23 August 2007, one of a pair United States Air Force F-15E fighter aircraft called in to support a fighting patrol of the 1st Battalion in Afghanistan dropped a bomb which killed three soldiers in the patrol, and injuring two others. It was subsequently revealed after radio transmissions were released, that a series of procedural violations and communication errors commited by both the British Forward Air Controller and the F-15E Weapons System Officer, led to incorrect coordinates being targeted, which resulted in the deaths of the three soldiers. The British Forward Air Controller is currently facing manslaughter charges. [3] The F-15 in question was based at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.


Topographic map of Bermuda
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...hic_map-en.png

Parishes of Bermuda
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...uda-divmap.png

Although Bermuda's latitude is similar to that of Savannah, Georgia, it is warmer in winter, and slightly cooler in summer. Its humid subtropical climate is warmed by the nearby Gulf Stream, thanks to the westerlies, which carry warm, humid air eastwards over Bermuda, helping to keep winter temperatures above freezin

The State House, the home of Bermuda's parliament 1620–1815
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tate_House.jpg

Remembrance Day Parade, Hamilton, Bermuda
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...de_Bermuda.jpg

HMS Ambuscade at the Royal Naval Dockyard
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...in_Bermuda.jpg

This deployment was the subject of the Sky One documentary Ross Kemp in ... The Royal Anglian Regiment has a unique relationship with the Bermuda Regiment,

Bermudian-dollars-$50
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...lars-%2450.jpg

Since switching from the Bermudian pound in 1970, Bermuda's currency has been the Bermudian dollar, which is pegged to the US$. US notes and coins are used interchangeably with Bermudian notes and coins within the islands for most practical purposes; however, banks levy a small exchange rate for the purchase of US dollars with Bermudian dollars. Bermudian notes carry the image of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

The word derives from the Ancient Greek theatron (θέατρον) meaning "the seeing place."

In warfare, a theater, or theatre or seat of war is defined as a specific geographical area of conduct of armed conflict, bordered by areas where no combat is taking place.

Interior of the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, New York
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Shankbone.jpg

Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is a branch of the performing arts. Any performance may be considered theatre; however, as a performing art, theatre focuses almost exclusively on live performers creating a self-contained drama.

Today, the only military unit remaining in Bermuda is the Bermuda Regiment, an amalgam of the voluntary units originally formed toward the end of the 19th century. Although the Regiment's predecessors were voluntary units, the modern body is formed primarily by conscription in which balloted males are required to serve for three years, two months part time, once they turn eighteen.

One of Bermuda's pink sand beaches, at Astwood Park
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...DA_Bermuda.jpg

An IOD racer on a mooring in Hamilton Harbour, Bermuda
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._-_Bermuda.jpg

Hamilton
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ltonStreet.jpg

Tourism is Bermuda's second largest industry, with the island attracting over one-half million visitors annually, of whom more than 80% are from the United States. Other significant sources of visitors are from Canada and the United Kingdom. Tourists arrive either by cruise ship or by air at Bermuda International Airport, the only airport on the island

Education

The Bermuda Education Act 1996 requires that only three categories of schools can operate in the Bermuda Education system:

The private school sector consists of 6 traditional private schools, two of which are religious schools, and the remaining four are secular with one of these being a single gender school and another a Montessori school.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Phonograms.JPG
Children working on the phonogram moveable alphabet

...


Sightseeing and attractions
One of Bermuda's pink sand beaches, at Astwood Park

Bermuda's pink sand beaches and clear, cerulean blue ocean waters are popular with tourists and many of Bermuda's hotels are located along the south shore of the island. In addition to its beaches, there are a number of sightseeing attractions. Historic St George's is a designated World Heritage Site. Scuba divers can explore numerous wrecks and coral reefs in relatively shallow water (typically 30–40 ft/9–12 m in depth) with virtually unlimited visibility. Many nearby reefs are readily accessible from shore by snorkellers, especially at Church Bay.

Bermuda's most popular visitor attraction is the Royal Naval Dockyard, which includes the Bermuda Maritime Museum. Other attractions include the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo,[42] Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the Botanical Gardens, lighthouses, and the Crystal Caves with its impressive stalactites and underground saltwater pools.

It is not possible to rent a car on the island; however, visitors can hire scooters for use as private transport, or use public transport.

Conservation

Flamingos in Bermuda zoo
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ermuda_zoo.jpg

The facility participates in four Species Survival Plans (SSP) as of 2009: Golden Lion Tamarin, Matschie's Tree Kangaroo, Oriental Small-clawed Otter, Ring-tailed Lemur. In addition, it is in the Population management program for a number of other species: Galapagos Tortoise, Haitian Slider, Harbor seal, Parma Wallaby, Prevost's Squirrel, Red-necked Wallaby, Roseate spoonbill, Scarlet Ibis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda...Museum_and_Zoo

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I will gladly, if I know the subject matter, the direction of the thread etc, I will be happy to add.
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I will gladly, if I know the subject matter, the direction of the thread etc, I will be happy to add.
Go whatever direction you wish.

The subject matter is Royal Marines in the War on Terror section on the David Icke Forum.

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Go whatever direction you wish.

The subject matter is Royal Marines in the War on Terror section on the David Icke Forum.

So why have you posted stuff totally unrelated to this thread, such as blackwater videos, etc?
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So what do you want here then if you have nothing to offer of substance... run along.



BTW the thread title is Royal Marines



The Third Battalion (from September 1814)

Upon the orders of Vice Admiral Cochrane, three of the ten companies were detached from this unit, to become the regenerated 3rd Battalion, under the command of Major Lewis. Three companies of the Corps of Colonial Marines, who had been formed at the start of the year, were added to the 3rd Battalion. The Colonial Marines had made their combat debut on the raid on Pungoteague; they then had carried out incursions at Chesconessex Creek in June and Onancock in August. Prior to the establishment of the Corps, some of its men had been employed to good effect as scouts and guides with raiding parties. A company fought at the Battle of Bladensburg and three companies fought at the Battle of North Point.

The 3rd Battalion was present in the Chesapeake campaign, participating in the Battle of Bladensburg, the attack on Washington, and the Battle of Baltimore. The attack on Washington cost the Navy one man killed and six wounded, including one man of the Corps of Colonial Marines killed and three wounded.

The 3rd Battalion was subsequently deployed to Tangier Island and to Cumberland Island along with the 1st and 2nd Battalions. When news reached the troops that peace had been made, the 3rd Battalion embarked on 10 March, disembarking on Ireland Island, Bermuda, on 21 March. The battalion's three Colonial companies settled on Trinidad, with the other three company remnants of the original 3rd Battalion arriving in England in 1815.
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Old 16-01-2011, 02:10 PM   #57
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The Corps of Colonial Marines were never an offical British Military unit and have nothing to do with the Royal Marines.

They were founded by Commander in Chief on the North Atlantic Station, Sir Alexander Cochrane as he wanted a corps of marines under his own command, thus the Corps of Colonial Marines being formed in May 1814.

They were then disbanded in 1816.

This is an extract from a paper published at the 5th International congress of Maritime History, in 2008.

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During the War of 1812, four thousand African Americans took their freedom by way of the Royal Navy. The official British government attitude was initially only permissive, but from early in 1813 Royal Navy officers actively welcomed and aided refugees coming out to ships in the Chesapeake and joining landing parties. Reports that the friendly reception given to families was 'productive of goodwill among the coloured population' led to a policy shift, and in January 1814 instructions to encourage emigration were issued to the incoming Commander in Chief on the North Atlantic Station, Sir Alexander Cochrane. Volunteers would go into the navy of to Jamaica to join the West India Regiments, the remaining refugees to go to British colonies as free settlers. If government aims were economic rather than altruistic, many individual officials shared anti-slavery sentiments with the generality of Royal Navy officers. Cochrane, even though a slaveholder himself, and George Cockburn, his second in command on the Atlantic coast, led their officers in helping the refugees to quit their servitude. Slaveholders allowed on board could try to persuade their runaways to return, but without force: Royal Navy officers' insistence on dialogue was an attack on slavery. Cochrane ignored the army destination for volunteers and preferred a corps of marines under his own command, the Corps of Colonial Marines being formed in May 1814 with earlier volunteers as sergeants. Preferred by Cockburn to the Royal Marines sent from Europe, the Corps served in the Chesapeake throughout 1814, seeing action and losses at Pungoteak, Bladensburg, Washington and Baltimore. In the September re-shaping of Marine battalions, three
Colonial companies and three of Royal Marines became the 3rd Battalion Royal & Colonial Marines. Recruitment and service continued in 1815 on the Georgia coast until the end of March, the Battalion then moving to Bermuda, where, on the British companies going home, the six Black companies of the renamed 3rd Battalion Colonial Marines remained for garrison duty. Holding the British government to Cochrane's promise of land in Trinidad, the Colonials were disbanded there in August 1816, the descendant community, the 'Merikens' of The Company Villages, preserving a memory of Cochranes's hand in shaping their destiny.
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The First Battalion

The first battalion was formed at Plymouth on 29 November 1810. It was commanded by Major Richard Williams. It consisted of six companies, and an attached company of Royal Marine Artillery. It was embarked, and arrived in Lisbon on 8 December 1810.

The battalion was increased in size to eight companies and the attached artillery company. It left Portugal in February 1812, and disembarked at Portsmouth, where it remained until 6 June 1812, when it embarked aboard HMS Diadem. The battalion arrived off the coast near Santona on 15 June, and was involved in the attack on the fort at Castro-Urdiales. The garrison of two companies of infantry capitulated to the 1st battalion on 8 July, the French having evacuated the town the day before. On 10 July, the battalion re-embarked, to be sent to Portugalete, but returned to Castro shortly afterwards. Being unaware of the return of the marines, the French launched an unsuccessful counter-attack against the Bilbao gate of the fort. Major Williams was appointed commander of the fort on 30 July.

Santander was attacked by the Royal Navy from 30 July onwards, with the French evacuating the town on 3 August. In support of the attack, the first six companies of the 1st battalion were embarked for Santander, arriving on 4 August. This force re-embarked on 10 July for an intended attack on Gitaya, its destination changing to Portugalete, where it arrived on 12 August. After destroying a fort that had been abandoned by the French, the force re-embarked, and returned to Santander.

The force disembarked at Zumaia on 18 August, along with the 2nd battalion. The artillery companies of both battalions deployed opposite the rock of Getaria. Both battalions held the area until ordered to re-embark on 20 September.

During October, the 1st battalion was deployed before Santona, at Castello. Hearing that a French division was approaching to reinforce the 1,500 men garrisoned at Santona, the battalion was recalled on 1 November, only for the order to be countermanded, and the battalion resumed its positions, eventually returning to Santander on 14 December.

On 21 December the 1st battalion, which numbered 536 rank and file, and its artillery company sailed from Santander in HMS Fox, HMS Latona, and HMS Venerable, arriving at St Helens, Isle of Wight on 31 December. The right wing (aboard Fox and Venerable ) was ordered to proceed to Plymouth on 6 January 1813, where the battalion was to perform garrison duty at Plymouth, and to prepare for imminent deployment in North America.
The 1st Battalion embarked (on the ships Diadem [2] (1st to 5th companies) and Diomede[3] (6th to 8th companies and artillery) on 30 March, set sail on 7 April, and arrived in Bermuda on 29 May 1813, where they and the infantry already present were formed into two brigades.
On 25 June, the 1st Battalion participated in the attack on Hampton, Virginia. On 13 July, the Marine Battalions were involved in the occupation of Ocracoake and Portsmouth, and engaged in the occupation of Kent Island on 7 August. Later in the year, the 1st Battalion went to Ile aux Noix, south of Montreal in Canada, while the 2nd Battalion went to Prescott, on the Saint Lawrence River.

A detachment of the 1st Battalion, under Lieutenants Caldwell and Barton, was present at the Battle of Lacolle Mills (1814). On 16 August 1814, orders were received for the battalion to be 'disposed for Naval service'; the greater part of the battalion to go to Lake Ontario, the smaller element to go to Lake Champlain.

Second Battalion (July 1812 to May 1814)

The Second Battalion was formed at Chatham, and deployed to Portsmouth in July 1812. It consisted of six companies and was commanded by Major James Malcolm. On 15 August, the battalion embarked aboard HMS Fox (3rd to 6th companies) and HMS Latona (1st and 2nd) companies), to deploy in Northern Spain under the command of the squadron of Home Riggs Popham. The battalion disembarked at Zumaia on 18 August. The battalion re-embarked on 20 September, and were landed at Santander on 28 September.

Further reinforcements for the battalion disembarked soon after Diadem arrived on 29 November at Santander, resulting in two companies being added and another company of artillery being formed. Some of the reinforcements had returned from garrison duty on the island of Anholt, Denmark.
On 21 December the 2nd battalion sailed from Santander, along with the left wing of the 1st battalion, aboard Latona, arriving in Cawsand Bay on 4 January. Diadem was carrying the 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th & 10th companies, HMS Iris was carrying the 2nd Battalion's artillery company (Captain Parke) and supplemental company (Captain Wilkinson),[ with the remainder of the battalion (5 companies) embarked upon the transports Whitton and Mariner. The surviving muster lists show the Marines disembarked at Plymouth on 7 January 1813.

Given the heterogeneous nature of the battalion, and its deployment in Spain immediately after inception, Major Malcolm felt that the 2nd Battalion was lacking in discipline. He requested that the 2nd Battalion be deployed to the barracks at Berry Head Fort in Torbay, so that drilling of the unit would result in better discipline and cohesion. The 2nd Battalion was dispatched to Berry Head on 14 January aboard HMS Diadem and HMS Latona, having boarded on 12 January. Within a month of the battalion's arrival in Berry Head Fort, the intensive drill bore fruit.

The 2nd Battalion embarked on the ships HMS Romulus (1st, 7th, 8th, and 35 artillery men), HMS Nemesis, and HMS Fox) on 30 March, set sail on 7 April with the 1st Battalion's ships and HMS Superb (which was carrying troops of the 8th Royal Veteran Battalion) and arrived in Bermuda on 29 May, where the Marines and the Royal Veterans, with the two Independent Companies of Foreigners already present upon the island, were formed into two brigades.

The 2nd Battalion was employed alongside the 1st Battalion until late in 1813, when the 2nd Battalion was deployed to Prescott, on the Saint Lawrence River. On 6 May 1814, it participated in the Battle of Fort Oswego (1814). Its final engagement was the Battle of Big Sandy Creek, where an element of the battalion was within the 180 raiders. Thereafter, the battalion's companies were broken up and its men were dispersed among the Squadron and Flotilla on Lake Ontario, as per orders from Commodore James Lucas Yeo.

The Second Battalion (from May 1814)

Following the order, the 2nd Battalion had ceased to exist as a fighting force. All that remained were the staff elements. When the 3rd Battalion arrived in Chesapeake, they were renumbered as the 2nd Battalion, and came under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Malcolm. Upon the orders of Vice Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane, three of the ten companies were detached from this unit, to become the regenerated 3rd Battalion, under the command of Major Lewis.

The recreated 2nd Battalion was present in the Chesapeake campaign, participating in the Battle of Bladensburg, the attack on Washington, and the Battle of Baltimore. Also present during the campaign was a composite battalion of Marines, formed from ships' Marine detachments, frequently led by Captain John Robyns. A composite battalion also took part in the Battle of New Orleans, under the command of Brevet Major Thomas Adair.
Following the failure of the British attack against Fort McHenry on 13 September, the 2nd and 3rd Marine battalions proceeded to Tangier Island, where a barracks for 600 men was created on the understanding they would be spending the winter on the island.

Orders were received on 11 December to embark, the Marines later disembarking on Cumberland Island on 10 January 1815, along with the 1st Battalion and two companies of the 2nd West India Regiment. Thereafter, this force attacked Fort Peter on the 13th January, subsequently marching on the town of St. Marys, and occupying it for about a week, before retiring to Cumberland Island.

[The Third Battalion (December 1813 to August 1814)

The Third Battalion (from September 1814)

Upon the orders of Vice Admiral Cochrane, three of the ten companies were detached from this unit, to become the regenerated 3rd Battalion, under the command of Major Lewis. Three companies of the Corps of Colonial Marines, who had been formed at the start of the year, were added to the 3rd Battalion. The Colonial Marines had made their combat debut on the raid on Pungoteague; they then had carried out incursions at Chesconessex Creek in June and Onancock in August. Prior to the establishment of the Corps, some of its men had been employed to good effect as scouts and guides with raiding parties. A company fought at the Battle of Bladensburg and three companies fought at the Battle of North Point.

The 3rd Battalion was present in the Chesapeake campaign, participating in the Battle of Bladensburg, the attack on Washington, and the Battle of Baltimore. The attack on Washington cost the Navy one man killed and six wounded, including one man of the Corps of Colonial Marines killed and three wounded.

The 3rd Battalion was subsequently deployed to Tangier Island and to Cumberland Island along with the 1st and 2nd Battalions. When news reached the troops that peace had been made, the 3rd Battalion embarked on 10 March, disembarking on Ireland Island, Bermuda, on 21 March. The battalion's three Colonial companies settled on Trinidad, with the other three company remnants of the original 3rd Battalion arriving in England in 1815.

Two Corps of Colonial Marines were raised from former SLAVES as auxiliary units of the Royal Marines for service in the Americas:


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Post what you like, you just prove that you are an idiot, especially when you repeat the same material time and again no matter how inaccurate it is.

It always amazes me how people who call themselves truth seekers are only interested in the distorted version of truth that they wish to believe, even when corrected many times. Its pretty sad really. Clearly you dont practice what the buddha taught
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Post what you like, you just prove that you are an idiot, especially when you repeat the same material time and again no matter how inaccurate it is.
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