The Preobrazhensky March
Updated: Mar 30, 2022
10th June 1964, prompted by the Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten, the Royal Marines adopted the Preobrazhensky March in the arrangement of Francis Vivian Dunn as their Regimental slow march in place of the 'The Globe and Laurel.'
The new march was the ceremonial slow march of the Preobrazhensky Guards, one of the oldest and most elite guard regiments of the Imperial Russian Army. Commanded by the Grand Duke Sergius of Russia, Mountbatten's uncle and Prince Phillips great-uncle.
The first public performance was on Horseguards Parade in London on 10th June 1964 in the Royal Marines Tricentennial Year.