Royal Marines dress coat, England, 1782, brass, linen, metal thread, wool. Worn by Major General Arthur Tooker Collins (1718-93). Constructed of red wool with cuffs & lapels faced with blue. The buttonholes are of embroidered metal thread & the cast brass buttons are stamped with a laurel wreath enclosing a crossed sword & baton. The skirts could be turned back, so the white lining of the coat created a contrast against the red wool of the skirts, and secured by means of hook and eye…
Tunic of Lieutenant-Colonel E.C.L. Durnford, Royal Marine Artillery. The tunic is of blue wool and has a standup collar of buckram faced with red wool and edged with gold lace. There is a silver threadwork badge of an exploding grenade on either side of the collar which is for Artillery. Both shoulders have plaited gold shoulder straps with rank badges. The tunic is single-breasted and closes with eight gilt brass buttons with Royal Marines Artillery insignia.
THE FALKLANDS, 1982 — From the Imperial War Museum: “An exhausted Royal Marine of 45 Royal Marine Commando with his SLR rifle and 140lb pack rests at Port Stanley after completing a remarkable 40 mile march across the Island. The route from the west coast to the east took the Royal Marines through marshes and mountains, included night time marching and was at that time the longest march in full kit in the history of the Commando force.” (Imperial War Museum)
The Royal Marines Museum is a museum which attracts public visitors all throughout the year and also acts as a stunning museum wedding venue. The buildings fine architecture and sweeping stairways will create the perfect backdrop for your wonderful wedding.