King George II - Proclamation to raise 6 Marine Regiments
Unit/ Formation: Marine Regiments
Location: Great Britain
Period/ Conflict: 1700's
Date/s: 16 November 1739
In his address to Parliament King George II outlined his desire to raise 6 Marine Regiments, he proclaimed:
' And in the prosecution of this war, a number of soldiers, to serve on board the Fleet, may be requisite; I have judged it proper, that a body of Marines should be raised, and have directed the Estimates for this purpose to be like-wise prepared and laid before you"