why was the royal marines made?

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just a question that has been playin on my mind for my interview *text deleted* eventhough its not on the example Q's sheet it seems like a suitable question....so was there an actual reason why the royal marines were set up?

thanks seb
 

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Have a read up on the history of the Royal Marines.

It was classed as the land fighting element of the Royal Navy. They could be used to guard ships (and Officers on the ships), as well as their main amphibious role of boarding ships and landing.
 

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they were created in 1664, during the anglo-dutch war to help fight the dutch at sea.
they originally acted as boarding parties but werent known as teh royal marines then. i think they were known as the admirals regiment or something like that.

adn then they did not gain theyre commando status untill the second world war when churchill felt the need for a special force that specialised primarily working in small groups and conducting such things as amphiboius landings.
 

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they were created in 1664, during the anglo-dutch war to help fight the dutch at sea.
they originally acted as boarding parties but werent known as teh royal marines then. i think they were known as the admirals regiment or something like that.

adn then they did not gain theyre commando status untill the second world war when churchill felt the need for a special force that specialised primarily working in small groups and conducting such things as amphiboius landings.
They were originally known as the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime regiment of Foot,
then they had a couple of other names,
then it was just marines,
then they got the title of "royal" in 1802,
By George the 3rd (maybe, not too sure).
 

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They were originally known as the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime regiment of Foot,
then they had a couple of other names,
then it was just marines,
then they got the title of "royal" in 1802,
By George the 3rd (maybe, not too sure).
i think they were disbanded a number of times then reformed again each time we went to war again over the years before they were finally made a permanent regular regiment
 
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