British Royal Marines of 45 Commando scramble out the back of a Chinook helicopter during an eagle vehicle check point (VCP) operation as part of the ongoing Operation Buzzard July 8, 2002 in southeastern Afghanistan
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The Royal Marines - in 350 years

The Royal Marines is marking 350 years since its formation on Tuesday.

While the Marines are a key part of Britain's 21st century defences, their history dates back to 1664.

The BBC takes a look at their journey, through the Battle of Trafalgar, the D-Day landings, and Afghanistan.

  • 29 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK
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