Discussion in 'Military and Veterans' started by PatO, Nov 10, 2023.
Nov. 10 1775.
I am Australian and non military so had to look it up. To help those others scratching their heads:
"On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that "two Battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution established the Continental Marines and marked the birth date of the United States Marine Corps."
Founded: Dec.10 1665. Dutch marine corps
Royal Marines founded October 28th 1664 as the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot (or Admiral's Regiment) - renamed to Marines in 1672
In 1995, while on a project, I lived in the new very nice flats on the field of the old Royal Marine Barracks in Portsmouth. The museum was very informative.
Cornish Marines proudly formed in the Stone Age but sadly no records exist.
Ti aw yous great Historians oot there?
Whit aboot Oor Wullie first created in March 1936, what a fine young Scoatish gentleman he wis. micht be ye dinnae ken yer history as weel as ye think?
Ah, but you know Wullie nivver gets ony fun roond here!
I heard the records were set in stone.
I did not know this? but 'A' ken it noo