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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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from Telegraph.co.uk

Do you have what it takes to be a Royal Marine Commando?

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Commandos marching towards Port Stanley FKD 2028 A column of 45 Royal Marine Commandos marching towards Port Stanley, June 1982. By early afternoon on 14 June 1982, the Royal Marines of 3 Commando Brigade reached Stanley. After a few hours' negotiation, at 9pm General Menendez, the Argentinian Governor, surrendered to Major-General Jeremy Moore, the British Land Force Commander.

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