ROYAL MARINES HISTORY.com
I hope you find this history site interesting, it is a labour of love, and I 'am delighted with the comments and feedback I receive, and I also receive a lot of requests to help track down family members.
I have produced a guide here RM Research & Ancestry which I hope helps.
It may be that you wonder who I' am;
I grew up in South Dorset the Son of a Royal Marine with both Grandfathers seeing service in WW2 with the RN, my Dads Father saw action as a Gunner on Ajax at the Battle of the River Plate and ended up commanding a Destroyer being awarded a DSC and bar.
I joined the Marine Cadets at 12 or 13 and after leaving school and passing the recruit selection process I joined the Royal Marines on the 6th June 1988, after completing 9 months of Commando training in 1989 I joined my first unit 45 Commando and spent the next 18 years serving across the globe in various roles including 8 operational deployments.
Since leaving in 2006 I have run my own Company and worked all over the world from the US to China supporting governments and corporations both large and small.
Still very much active recent roles have included training Hovercraft Crews & Special Forces to conduct Drugs Interdiction's on the Amazon, engaging in firefights with Somali Pirates from an Oil Tanker in the Indian Ocean, leading evacuation of persons during the Arab Spring, training personnel to manage crisis in Beirut and development of specialist training for government forces in the Middle East, I am now working in the Film & TV Industry.
If I get a lull I hope to publish a coffee table book version of this website, maybe a book of funny 'dits' and I have been planning to write a script or novel about a unique special forces unit in the mountains of Afghanistan for a few years!
Please feel free to get in touch via the chat app on the site, and I will reply.