What was the Zeebrugge Raid (1918)?

Introduction The Zeebrugge Raid (Dutch: Aanval op de haven van Zeebrugge; French: Raid sur Zeebruges) on 23 April 1918, was an attempt by the Royal Navy to block the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge during World War I. The British intended to sink obsolete ships in the canal entrance, to prevent German vessels from leaving port.… Read More

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What is the Cold Weather Survival Course (CWSC)?

Introduction The Cold Weather Survival Course (CWSC) is an all-encompassing and demanding training programme that introduces personnel to the important skills of survival, moving, and fighting in an Arctic environment. It is delivered by the Royal Marines cold weather experts. The Arctic is an environment that is brutal and can easily kill if you are… Read More

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in Royal Marine Recruits

Research Paper Title Staphylococcus aureus colonisation and acquisition of skin and soft tissue infection among Royal Marines recruits: a prospective cohort study. Background Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are a serious health issue for military personnel. Of particular importance are those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Panton-Valentine leucocidin (PVL)-positive S. aureus (PVL-SA), as… Read More

What is the Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief Troop?

The Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Troop play a vital role in supporting humanitarian disaster relief to those worst affected. HADR Troop is a vital asset of the Royal Navy, providing the brains, brawns and expertise in the aftermath of the wake of a natural disaster, such as restoring power and water supplies. The… Read More

Leader & Follower: Identity& Leadership in the Royal Marines

Research Paper Title I follow, therefore I lead: A longitudinal study of leader and follower identity and leadership in the marines. Background It is acknowledged that identity plays an important role in a person’s leadership development. To date, however, there has been little consideration of the possibility – suggested by the social identity perspective –… Read More

What is the Rehabilitation Triathlon?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the Royal Marines Rehabilitation Triathlon. “Competitive sport gives those in recovery something to aim for, and sport has parallels to service life in terms of involving the same qualities, like motivation, perseverance and resilience as well as being physically fit.” (McElhone, 2019). 2.0 Where is the Rehabilitation… Read More

Pectoralis Major Rupture & the Royal Marines Tarzan Assault Course

Research Paper Title Case series of pectoralis major rupture requiring operative intervention sustained on the Royal Marines ‘Tarzan’ assault course. Abstract The authors present (with intra-operative imaging) four patients who sustained pectoralis major (PM) ruptures on the same piece of equipment of the ‘Tarzan’ assault course at the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines (CTCRM). Recruits… Read More