The Royal Marines, whose \”spiritual\” home is the Westcountry, is this year celebrating the 350th anniversary of its founding.The Royal Mail has now unveiled a limited edition set of stamps which depicts key moments from the corps\’ history since it was formed in the 17th century.In the commemorative issue, a total of ten first-class Union flag stamps sit alongside iconic images from the Royal Marine\’s illustrious history. The issue also marks the Royal Marines\’ role in the American War of Independence and clashes with Napoleon to the invasion of Walcheren island in the Netherlands, a tense operation to seize the strategic outpost from the Nazis in 1944.Key moments are highlighted, notably the corps\’ origin in October 1664, when an order was issued calling for 1,200 soldiers to be recruited for service in the Fleet.The troops were known as the Duke of York and Albany\’s Maritime Regiment of Foot and as the Duke was the Lord High Admiral, it became generally known as the Admiral\’s Regiment.
Royal Mail:Stamp on 350 Years of Royal Marines
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