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H.M. Royal Marines Band, H.M.S. Excellent, Portsmouth, U.K. "Heart of Oak are our ships, Jolly Tars are our men, We always are ready: Steady, boys, Steady! We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again."

Crawling through the mire of the Exe estuary in Devon, these recruits are taking part in the notorious Mud Run - the most feared part of the Royal Marines' training course

Rise of the zombies? No, it's Britain’s Royal Marine recruits showing they have what it takes to become part of the elite fighting forces in gruelling Mud Run

Crawling through the mire of the Exe estuary in Devon, these recruits are taking part in the notorious Mud Run - the most feared part of the Royal Marines' training course

8 Junior Ratings from HMS Westminster were joined by 4 Royal Navy Commanders from the Ministry of Defence to line the red carpet at the World Premiere of the New James Bond film, Skyfall, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 23 October. Also on the red carpet were the Royal Marine Corps of Drums and in the auditorium, Her Majesty’s Band of the Royal Marines Portsmouth who performed a medley Bond theme tunes. Here you can see Daniel Craig with the band of the Royal

8 Junior Ratings from HMS Westminster were joined by 4 Royal Navy Commanders from the Ministry of Defence to line the red carpet at the World Premiere of the New James Bond film, Skyfall, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 23 October. Also on the red carpet were the Royal Marine Corps of Drums and in the auditorium, Her Majesty’s Band of the Royal Marines Portsmouth who performed a medley Bond theme tunes. Here you can see Daniel Craig with the band of the Royal

Royal Marine Band durante un desfile ceremonial, Reino Unido

Royal Marine Band durante un desfile ceremonial, Reino Unido

Princess Cruises- Royal Princess naming ceremony-  The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth

Princess Cruises- Royal Princess naming ceremony- The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth

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.

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.

Preparing to perform for the Royal Princess christening ceremonies, the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Portsmouth. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

Preparing to perform for the Royal Princess christening ceremonies, the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Portsmouth. © 2013 Ralph Grizzle

The Royal Marines band marched in front of the runners as they set off from the Royal Marines Museum

The Royal Marines band marched in front of the runners as they set off from the Royal Marines Museum

Perfect Day - Royal Marines Band

Perfect Day - Royal Marines Band

Royal Marines Band Pith Helmet - In the United Kingdom, the Royal Marines still wear white Wolseley pattern helmets of the same general design as the old pith helmet as part of their number 1 or dress uniform. These date from 1912 in their present form and are made of natural cork covered in white cloth on the outside and shade green on the inside. Decoration includes a brass ball ornament at the top, helmet plate and chin chain.

Royal Marines Band Pith Helmet - In the United Kingdom, the Royal Marines still wear white Wolseley pattern helmets of the same general design as the old pith helmet as part of their number 1 or dress uniform. These date from 1912 in their present form and are made of natural cork covered in white cloth on the outside and shade green on the inside. Decoration includes a brass ball ornament at the top, helmet plate and chin chain.