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Royal Marines

Role of the Royal Marines:

The Royal Marines are the UK’s Commando Force and the Royal Navy’s own amphibious troops. They are an elite fighting force, optimised for worldwide rapid response and are able to deal with a wide spectrum of threats and security challenges.

Fully integrated with the Royal Navy’s amphibious ships, they can be deployed globally without host nation support and projected from the sea to conduct operations on land.

A key component of the Royal Navy’s maritime security function, they provide a unique capability and are experts in ship-to-ship operations.

Who can join?

Men and women can apply from the age of 15 years & 9 months. Over 16 years old on entry and under 33 years old when you begin basic training.

How to find out more or apply:

Visit the website below or contact your nearest Armed Forces Careers Office.


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