Welcome to the Exmouth Royal Marines Association
All about the Branch
The Branch has about 150 current members and co-habits with the Police Klub which is situated at the top end of Rolle Street. The entrance to the Club is via a large brown wooden door between ‘Exmouth Property Rentals’ and ‘Graham Sykes Insurance Brokers’. It has a well stocked Bar, Snooker Table, Skittle Alley/Function Room, Kitchen, Plasma TV, Invalid Toilet and Stair Lift. Air Conditioning/Heating has been recently installed.
The objectives of the Branch are:- To maintain and promote Espirit de Corps and comradeship amongst all former and serving Royal Marines, to keep them in touch with the activities of the Association and the serving Corps. To maintain the welfare of the membership, to raise funds and to make donations to those charities which benefit Royal Marines.
The Branch meets on the second (2nd) Thursday of each month at Police Klub Rolle St Exmouth.
Meetings will commence at 1930 hours. Membership is open to all who have served with or in the Royal Marines. New members are always welcome.
The Royal Marines Association (RMA) was formed at the end of the Second World War, to assist the then 77,000 men of the Royal Marines, many who were called up as ‘Hostilities Only’ to resettle back into civilian life. The principle purpose of the RMA was to keep former Royal Marines in touch with one another and to preserve and maintain their ‘esprit de corps’. It also assisted in finding employment and helped those who experienced financial and other difficulties.
These objectives are still valid today where we raise money to support those charities which assist Royal Marines. The RMA currently has 10,000 members and 84 Branches throughout the UK. There are also Branches in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Malta.
The proud tradition and motto of the RMA ‘Once a Marine always a Marine’ is as true today as it has ever been and it is this close bond that unites each and every Member as part of our Corps. The Association looks forward to building on the success of yesteryear and to the challenge of providing an equally vibrant organisation for the Royal Marines of today.
Spouses, Partners, Girfriends all take an active and supporting role in the Branch activities and are also welcome to attend the Branch Meetings. The Branch has a busy social calendar. We take an active part in the annual Graspan Parade in London, and the RMA reunion weekend. We also celebrate Burns Night and of course our own Corps Birthday with a five course dinner..
If you are in the Exmouth area, do call in, you will be made very welcome. Pop in on our Branch night and meet up with a few of your old buddies, swing the lamp and enjoy a pint, or two.