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Soldier and Sailor too


Joe Twitchin
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He was always classed as a soldier but under the control of the Admiraty. At sea he was subject to the Naval Discipline act and ashore the Army Act.

Regards Charles

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See "Britain's Sea Soldiers – a history of the Royal Marines ...etc", vols 1 & 2, Colonel C Field, vol 3, General Sir H E Blumberg.

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It also depends if he was serving at sea or on land; on land is a sailor in the RND a seaman or soldier? At sea a Royal Marine may do the tasks of a sailor, such as manning a gun turret (RM served one turret in larger ships), but still had a seperate command structure.

On this forum people usually post questions about Royal Marines in 'Ships & Navies' or 'Soldiers.' If you're asking about a specific RM it's best if you start you're own topic, and try 'Ships & Navies' and see what responce you get.

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Joe

He was always classed as a soldier but under the control of the Admiraty. At sea he was subject to the Naval Discipline act and ashore the Army Act.

Regards Charles

Thank you Charles ...... you have answered my question perfectly as it always bewidered me.

Joe

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