ROYAL MARINES HISTORY QUIZ

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INTRODUCTION:

During your interview there is a strong possibility that you will be asked a question that relates to the history of the Royal Marines.
You will find that there is plenty of Royal Marines history information within your recruitment literature and it is important that you read it. Having a brief knowledge of the Royal Marines history shows the recruitment staff that you have a genuine interest in the achievements they have made over the years. The history of the Royal Marines stems back many years and there have been many amazing achievements throughout that time.

HISTORY QUIZ QUESTIONS:

1. At the end of the Second World War, what was the Royal Marines’ strength?

2. Which war saw the battle for Port Stanley and Goose Green?

3. What year saw the battle of Zeebrugge?

4. During which years did the Seven Years War take place?

5. Which war saw the Royal Marines win their fi rst 3 Victoria Crosses?

6. What took place during the year 1841?

7. Which is the only battle honour worn in the badge of the Royal Marines?

8. How many men were in the ‘Admiral’s Regiment’?

9. What year was the ‘Glorious First of June’?

10. During which battle did the Royal Marines lose half their number?

11. During the Second World War, which 3 German Ships did the Royal Marines fight against?

12. Name two of the Victoria crosses and the date on which they were awarded?

HISTORY QUIZ ANSWERS:


1. 80,000.

2. Falklands War 1982.

3. 1918.

4. 1756 – 1763.

5.Crimean war.

6. The Capture of Canton.

7. Gibraltar.

8. 1200.

9. 1794.

10. Battle of Graspan.

11. Graf Spee, Scharnhorst, Bismark.

12. Any of the following:

2nd November 1854 – Crimea, Cpl John Prettyjohn.

5th June 1855 – Crimea, Bombadier Thomas Wilkinson.

13th July 1855 – Viborg, Lieutentant George Dare Dowell.

24th June 1900 – Peking, Captain Lewis Stratford Tollemache.

1st May 1915 – Portsmouth, Lance-Corporal Walter Richard Parker.

31st May 1916 – Battle of Jutland, Major Francis John William Harvey.

April 1917 – Western Front, Major Frederick William Lumsden.

April 1918 – Zeebrugge, Captain Edward Bamford.

23rd April 1918 – Zeebrugge, Sergeant Norman Augustus Finch.

3rd April 1945 – Lake Commachio, Corporal Thomas Peck Hunter.
 

Mr T

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Wouldnt the appropriate answer to number 5 be the Crimean war?

Not meaning to nit pick
 

Chicogiz

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Mr T said:
Wouldnt the appropriate answer to number 5 be the Crimean war?

Not meaning to nit pick
Cheers for spotting that out *text deleted* :wink:
 
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