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'Royal Marines Reserve'

The Royal Marines Reserve (RMR), together with the Royal Naval Reserve, form the Maritime Reserve. There are currently 4 units.
  • RMR Scotland draws recruits from across Scotland, North East England and Northern Ireland.
  • RMR Bristol draws recruits from across South West England and Wales.
  • RMR London draws recruits from across the south east of England.
  • RMR Merseyside is based in central Liverpool and draws recruits from the North West, North Wales, the Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber.


James Bensley
RMV 202718
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Died in the UK
Corporal James Bensley, a Royal Marines Reservist with the R.M.F.V.R. (Tyne), died [1] in a parachute training exercise at Poole, Dorset [2].

BROWN, Alfred George

Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Alfred Brown was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 1960 [1].
Service [2].
1937 enlisted Royal Marines.
Served aboard HMS Curlew, HMS Argus, and HMS Penelope.

GOATLEY, George John

RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine George John Goatley, RMFVR, drowned during a training exercise with No.4 Special Boat Section.
Extract from the Globe and Laurel 
"No.4 Special Boat Section 

KELLY, James Anthony

James Anthony Kelly RM
Acting Temporary Corporal (later Company Sergeant Major)
41RM Commando
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Croix de Guerre (France)
James Anthony Kelly joined the Royal Marines in 1941 later volunteering for Commando service. Posted 41RM Commando 'A' Troop. Served at Sicily, Salerno, Normandy, and Walcheren where he was wounded by enemy shell fire and evacuated to hospital in UK.


41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Adjutant of 41RM Commando on formation in August 1943. Captain Sultzberger, 'Y' Troop, was wounded at Salerno, Italy, September 1943. Post war served in the RMFVR and member of the Commando Association.

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