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Adrift - slang for being late
Bootneck Shuffle - a unique manner in which Royal Marines dance
Commando HQ - Commando Headquarters
Company Lines - Each Commando Unit is broken down into sub groups called Companies.
Dutchy's Burger Van - part of Commando Training Centre legacy where Royal Marines frequent a fast food van started by a former Royal Marine,Dutchy Holland
First Drill - the senior Drill Instructor in the Royal Marines responsible for all Corps Ceremonial etiquette and Drill
Gibraltar Rock Run - whilst visiting Gibraltar Royal Marines traditionally run to the top of the Gibraltar Rock
Herbert Lott Award - an award given to Royal Navy and Royal Marines ratings for effectiveness & efficiency
LOA - Local Overseas Allowance; monies paid to offset the local cost of living whilst based abroad
Mess - an area where Royal Marines Officers and Senior Non Commissioned Officers (Sergeants and above) eat, socialise and live. Derived form the French word Mes meaning "portion of food"
Orderly Room - an office where a Royal Marine can be charged, promoted, have a formal chat with his Commanding Officer or present an agrievance
QM - Quartermaster; in charge of all stores issues within a Unit.
Rations - short for 24 hour ration pack; food provided on exercises and operations
Run Ashore - when a large group go out to socialise either in UK or abroad
Snowcat - a 1980s vehicle used predominently in Norway during Arctic training
Spoof - a game of part chance, part skill played with 3 coins
Sun Uppers - to stay up throughout the night with friends with a beer watching the sun rise.
Travel Warrant - monies in lieu of cost of travel from place of duty to home
WRNS - Womens' Royal Navy Service; Integrated into the Royal Navy in 1993
Yomp - long-distance march carrying full kit popularized by jounalists during the Falklands War when describing the historic march from San Carlos to Port Stanley

Royal Marines 350th Anniversary (UK) - Winning Moves UK, 2014


Game Code: B26821020

©Winning Moves UK 2014

Only 5000 made.

The Royal Marines have produced this limited edition Monopoly Board to commemorate their 350th anniversary. During their long history, as an integral part of the Royal Navy, they have served with timeless distinction in every major conflict that the United Kingdom has been involved in, notably seeing active service every year since the outbreak of World War II, with the sole exception of 1968.

The Royal Marines are the first UK Armed Force to have their own Monopoly edition. The iconic game is Corps family themed throughout, with typical Royal Marines orientated game pieces, humorous alternatives to Chance and Community Chest and landmark positions that highlight life in the Corps.

Thanks to an enterprising group of Royal Marines the cartoon character that has represented Monopoly since the mid-1930s has donned a green lid in place of his top hat for a hoofing new limited edition of the trading board game to mark the 350th anniversary of the Corps.

It was decided that the board would be a chronological yomp through 350 years of Corps history, with the Royal Marines Band Service represented with their own square and playing piece – a side drum. The other pieces are a combat boot, ammo liner, rigid raider, WP helmet and a four-tonne truck.

The boxes will include a tri-fold insert explaining the relevance of the places on the board and a glossary of the bootneck slang on the "Orderly Room" and "Spoof".

Profits from the game are going to Royal Marines charities.

You can purchase this version now at The Royal Marines Shop here.

You can also see information about this game on their Facebook page here.

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The Capture of the Rock of Gibraltar (24 July 1704) – This attack took place in conjunction with Dutch Marines (the Royal Marines retain a strong link to the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps to this day). A combined total force of 2300 marines (1900 British) took the Rock and defended it during the nine month siege that followed. This is the only battle honour shown on the Corps Crest today.
The Battle of Belle Isle, France (7 June 1761) – The Marines played a major role in the capture of this island off the west coast of France, from the amphibious landing, to the scaling of the cliffs and through all subsequent fighting. The Laurel Wreath borne on today’s Corps Crest is believed to have been first used in recognition of the gallant action of the Marines during this operation.
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The Battle of Bunker Hill, North America (17 June 1775) – The Marines were called to assist the British forces attempting to storm Bunker Hill near Boston after the first two attempts to take the position had failed. The third attempt however, with the help of two battalions of Marines succeeded. The Corps motto, “Per Mare Per Terram” (By Sea By Land) is believed to have been first used during this period.
Royal Marines Barracks Stonehouse, Plymouth (1783) – Prior to its construction in 1783, Marines who were stationed in Plymouth were accommodated in private houses with inns used as Unit Headquarters. The troops were frequently paraded on the Barbican, in front of the Customs House, a piece of ground still known today as "The Parade".
The Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) – 2,867 Royal Marines were present at Nelson’s famous victory over the combined French and Spanish Fleet. Fighting on the upper decks and alongside the gunners, they suffered heavy casualties on the leading ships but formed the core of the boarding parties that succeeded in capturing many of the enemy vessels.
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Battle of Inkerman, Russia (5 November 1854) – In 1854, Britain and France, coming to the defence of the ailing Turkish Empire, declared war on Russia. In November, Royal Marines took part in the Battle of Inkerman in the Crimea peninsula. During this battle, Corporal Prettyjohns successfully led a section which dislodged Russian marksmen from some caves; he was subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions, the third such recognition for the Corps during the Crimean War.
Royal Marines Barracks Eastney, Portsmouth (1864) – Work started on the construction of the barracks to house the Royal Marine Artillery in 1862. First occupied in 1864 it passed through several designations to become the HQ for all Royal Marines Hampshire establishments in 1947 finally becoming Headquarters for Training, Reserve and Special Forces until its closure in 1991. The home of the Royal Marines Museum is currently the old Officer’s Mess of Eastney Barracks.
Battle of Graspan, South Africa (25 November 1899) – The conduct of the Royal Marines in storming the Boer hill-top position at Graspan across open terrain attracted considerable attention in the British Press. The action fought by the Royal Marines in taking the Graspan Heights during the Boer War inspired the commissioning of the Royal Marines Memorial that stands close to Admiralty Arch on The Mall, London.
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The Gallipoli Landings, Turkey (25 April 1915) – Royal Marines were involved in both the initial unopposed landings on the Gallipoli peninsula and the subsequent amphibious operation to relieve troops once the Turkish forces reinforced their position. A Victoria Cross was awarded to the Royal Marines during this campaign (Lance Corporal Parker, for evacuating wounded under fire).
The King’s Squad (7 March 1918) – His Majesty King George V, to mark the occasion of his inspection of the Royal Marines Depot Deal in March 1918 was pleased to approve and grant the title King’s Squad to the most senior troop in Royal Marines training. His Majesty also approved the award of a badge consisting of his Royal Cipher surrounded by a laurel wreath to the best all round marine (if he was deemed worthy of the award), with this Marine being referred to as the King’s Badgeman. The style and custom of the King’s Squad remains unchanged to this day.
The Raid on Zeebrugge, Belgium (23 April 1918) – The operation to deny the Germans the use of the canal at the port of Zeebrugge, was conducted by the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines. The first objective was successfully achieved, with men landing on the Mole under heavy fire allowing Royal Navy ships to be scuttled blocking the canal entrance. Two Victoria Crosses were awarded, by ballot to Royal Marines (Captain Bamford and Sergeant Finch) following this operation.
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The Normandy Landings (D-Day), France (6 June 1944) – Royal Marines played a huge role in this operation, crewing many of the British landing craft, providing specialist groups (e.g. mine and obstacle clearance), manning guns on support ships and supplying the five RM Commando units leading the assault itself. In total over 17,000 Royal Marines took part in Operation Overlord.
Commando Training Achnacarry, Scotland – (1942) – The first Royal Marine Commando was formed in 1942 as No. 40 Royal Marine Commando. Following the appointment of Admiral Lord Mountbatten as Chief of Combined Operations, it was his foresight and initiative that suggested that the Commando role was one suited to the Corps. By 1944, there were 9 Royal Marines Commandos numbered from 40 to 48.
The Assault on Walcheren, Holland (1 November 1944) – Three Royal Marines Commando units took part in this assault. Their objective was to capture the island which guarded the mouth of the River Scheldt to allow access to the port of Antwerp, and although little support was available to the Royal Marines a German surrender was obtained after days of fighting. This success was owed in no small part to the small support craft, crewed by marines and sailors who risked themselves to get close enough to support the troops on land.
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Chosin Reservoir, Korea (1950) – On 10 November 1950, 41 (Independent) Commando (as part of the larger United Nations force) was sent to join the 1st US Marine Division. Initially tasked with escorting a relief convoy through enemy lines, they fought their way overnight along the ten-mile route against heavy opposition. In difficult arctic conditions they finally reached their destination and joined forces with the USMC in defensive positions around Hagaru-Ri. For their actions the unit was awarded the high honour of a Presidential Unit Citation, which was later borne on their Regimental Colour.
Floriana Parade, Malta (29 November 1952) – In May 1952, all units of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines were established in Malta and preparations were made for the first presentation of Colours to 40, 42 and 45 Commandos on Floriana Parade, Valetta on this day. Presented by HRH Prince Phillip and with sixty-seven Officers and 1,168 men on parade this was the largest such event to be staged by the Corps since before World War II.
Assault on Port Said, Egypt (6 November 1956) – 40 and 42 Commandos RM stormed the beaches of Port Said under the cover of heavy naval bombardment. Once their objectives had been taken against light opposition, 45 Commando RM were landed by helicopters from HMS Ocean and Theseus in the first ever helicopter assault. Heavy street fighting ensued but the Royal Marines units secured the port by that evening prior to the ceasefire being called at midnight.
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Landing at Limbang, Sarawak (12 December 1962) – At an early stage in the formation of the State of Malaysia, there was an Indonesian inspired revolt in the Sultanate of Brunei, on the island of Borneo. British forces from Singapore, including 42 Commando RM, flew into assist the local authorities. On hearing that the British Resident and others were being held hostage in Limbang, local craft manned by the Royal Navy, with a force of Royal Marines aboard, made their way up river to the town and freed the prisoners after a fierce fire-fight.
CTCRM, Lympstone (1970) – The Infantry Training Centre (ITCRM) at Lympstone was renamed as the Commando Training Centre (CTCRM). Based in Devon and regarded as the spiritual home of the Corps, CTCRM selects and trains all Royal Marines Officers, recruits and reserves. It is unique in that officers and men train together and it also provides all Non Commissioned Officer command training as well as 70% of all Royal Marines specialist training.
The Recapture of the Falkland Islands (14 June 1982) – Royal Marines based in the Falklands were the first to confront the Argentine invaders, and succeeded in killing a number of enemy (including the destruction of an AMTRAK vehicle) before being overrun, at no loss to themselves. Subsequently Royal Marines dispatched from Britain, played a leading role in the campaign, manning all landing craft and spearheading the unopposed amphibious landings. Marines then yomped across a large part of East Falkland before taking part in two battles (Mount Harriet – 42 Commando RM and Two Sisters – 45 Commando RM). Successes in the mountains around Stanley, also involving Army units led to the Argentine surrender. Approximately 50% of the Corps as it existed in 1982 took part in this campaign.
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Assault on the Al Faw Peninsula, Iraq (20 March 2003) – 40 Commando RM led a helicopter assault to secure the oil pipeline south of the town of Al Faw, with the objective of securing the oil facilities before they could be destroyed by Iraqi forces. This was followed by 42 Commando RM who landed by helicopter also on the Al Faw Peninsula to establish blocking positions to prevent enemy interference with 40 Commandos. After securing their objectives both units advanced to take part in the battle for Basra.
Operation Herrick, Afghanistan (2006) – Although Royal Marines were deployed during the initial operations in Afghanistan in 2001 (Op Veritas), it was 2006, when 3 Commando Brigade (40 and 42 Commando RM) started to operate there as part of Op Herrick (the name for the continuing operations by UK forces in Afghanistan). Since then the Corps as a whole has played a prominent part in operations in Helmand and throughout Afghanistan with the last tour by 40 Commando RM completed in 2013.
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