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Royal Marines dress coat, England, 1782, brass, linen, metal thread, wool. Worn by Major General Arthur Tooker Collins (1718-93). Constructed of red wool with cuffs & lapels faced with blue. The buttonholes are of embroidered metal thread & the cast brass buttons are stamped with a laurel wreath enclosing a crossed sword & baton. The skirts could be turned back, so the white lining of the coat created a contrast against the red wool of the skirts, and secured by means of hook and eye…

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Lieutenant George Dyer, by James Northcote, 1780. Showing his rebellious streak with the fly away hair!

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Beautiful wedding photography at the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth. VISIT http://jacqui-marie-photography.co.uk for details

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Tunic of Lieutenant-Colonel E.C.L. Durnford, Royal Marine Artillery. The tunic is of blue wool and has a standup collar of buckram faced with red wool and edged with gold lace. There is a silver threadwork badge of an exploding grenade on either side of the collar which is for Artillery. Both shoulders have plaited gold shoulder straps with rank badges. The tunic is single-breasted and closes with eight gilt brass buttons with Royal Marines Artillery insignia.

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British Royal Marine, statue outside RM Museum in Eastney.

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Costume of the Royal Navy & Marines. Gunners, Boatswains & Carpenters (uniform) - National Maritime Museum

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Royal Marine Vest by Shrine Clothing Goth Steampunk Mens Jackets

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