Royal Marines

Five British Marines charged with Afghanistan murder

British defence minister Philip Hammond. Photo: AP

Five of Britain’s elite Royal Marines have been charged with murder following an engagement with an insurgent last year, the Ministry of Defence said on Sunday.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Seven British marines arrested over a killing in Afghanistan last year

Seven Royal Marines have been arrested on suspicion of murder after one of their colleagues came forward and claimed an insurgent had been killed in a manner that broke the British military's strict rules of engagement.

13 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Sniper Elite

Sniper Elite: The World of a Top Special Forces Marksman by Rob Maylor with Robert Macklin St Martin's Press

Just try to think of two juicier topics than the SAS and snipers. And because it fuses the two, Sniper Elite by former special forces marksman Rob Maylor might seem guaranteed of success.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Marines get out feather dusters

FEATHER dusting, ironing and vacuuming are not tasks usually set the Royal Marines, but that is exactly what the elite troops will be doing over the next week.

Anti-smuggling operations will have to make room for dishcloth duties as 10 Marines zealously rise to any domestic challenge as part of a 'Rent a Royal Marine' charity venture.

19 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Commandos want to return

I WRITE on behalf of members of the Commando Association who served with No.3 Commando Brigade in the re-occupation of Hong Kong in August/September 1945.

The association has been officially informed of the ceremonies to take place in Hong Kong next year, with a view to veterans attending.

3 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Marines go soft playing beside pool

TIME was when the Royal Marines Band filled one with pride as it marched in disciplined formation on the parade grounds of the world while filling the air with martial sounds like Rule Britannia and Life On The Ocean Wave that couldn't help but bring a lump to one's throat.

14 May 1993 - 12:00am