Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Royal Marines: 350th Anniversary

by Tony Hicks

"From the Royal Marines Museum, the 1664 RM Challenge Team launched the start of their 1664 km (1034 miles) run around England and across Scotland. Passing through major towns and cities including Exeter, Plymouth, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Reading, they will average 18 miles per day for a total of 58 days.

They marched from the Museum to Canoe Lake, where the run started  along with a Royal Marines Band performance. The first leg will take them from Portsmouth to Poole, in Dorset.

Around 4,200 Royal Marines will be taking part in the challenge over the next 2 months."

More information on the 1664 RM Challenge and on the Royal Marines' 350th anniversary at this site.

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