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Monday, 16 February 2015

The British Royal Marines

French and Indian War

1755 Corps of Marines and Marine Department

On the re-commencement of hostilities with France in 1755, fifty companies of Marines were raised, under the direction and control of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. These companies were formed into three divisions, at the principal naval stations, Portsmouth, Plymouth, and Chatham. The Corps of Marines having been raised in 1755, and since that period retained an the establishment, as a branch of the permanent national force of Navy, Army, and Marines, have been authorised to rank, when acting with Infantry of the line, next to the 49th Regiment, as directed by His Majesty King George IV. in the following General Order, dated

Horse Guards, 30th of March 1820.
 In reference to the regulations regarding proceedence of Regiments (as contained in page 10 of the general regulations and orders of the army), His Majesty has been graciously pleased to command, that the Royal Marines, when acting with troops of the line shall take their station next to the 49th Regiment of foot.
By Command of HRH the commander-in-chief.
Henry Torre, adjutant General.

The Battle of Ticonderoga 1758
The Battle of Ticonderoga 1758

General Abercromby's force at The Battle of Ticonderoga 1758
General Abercromby's force at The Battle of Ticonderoga 1758



The Battle of Quebec 1759
The Battle of Quebec 1759

The Battle of Quebec 1759
The Battle of Quebec 1759


Landing Barges picture 1
Landing Barges

Landing Barges picture 1
Landing Barges

American War of Independence


1st Marine Battalion

1st Marine Battalion

1st Marine Battalion picture 1

1st Marine Battalion picture 2

1st Marine Battalion picture 3