the kind of guys u dont want to fuck with, (intelligent soldier)
by Anonymous September 15, 2003
The Amphibious Fighting Force of the United Kingdom.
Created in 1664 now amongst the top two Regiments of the United Kingdom (the other being its rival the Parachute Regiment). Far superior to the US Marine Corps, in that they are Commandos, having completed 32 Weeks of basic training, with a 30 Mile Speed march in 8 Hours (7 Hours for Officers) and other tests of physical endurance.
They come under the command of the Royal Navy, and have in their history been rewarded with 10 Victoria Crosses.
Nicolaivich got the definition of the Royal Marines quite wrong.

The Royal Marines were originally called the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot.
by The British Officer May 09, 2007
An elite British commando unit trained in amphibious assault operations as well as land warfare. NOT comparable to the US Marines, which are not trained nearly as extensively.
Sean passed Royal Marines basic training, which lasted 38 weeks.
by anamerican January 27, 2008
The United Kingdom's special fighting force, equal to the United States Marine Corps. Although they were originally founded during a monarchy, hence the name, the Royal Marines are now under control of the United Kingdom's parliament.
Bradford was a member of the Royal Marines.
by Nicolaivich January 19, 2004

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