Photo: Crown Copyright 2013
Today is the 349th birthday of the Royal Marines.
"Per Mare, Per Terram."
The Royal Marines were formed in 1755 as marine infantry for the Royal Navy. However, it can trace its origins back to the formation of "the
Duke of York and Albanys maritime regiment of foot" at the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company on 28 October 1664.
Happy Birthday, Marines.