Despite the withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Royal Marines remain deployed on duty serving the nation around the globe 365 days a year – whether on anti-piracy duties, protecting the nuclear deterrent, guarding embassies, or on Special Forces operations. The Royal Marines form 47% of UK Special Forces personnel and have won 211 national-level gallantry and meritorious Service Awards, including 25% of all gallantry Awards gained during the Afghan campaign.
We are the Royal Marines’ own Charity and Association, uniquely placed to understand, respond and react by offering lifelong support, helping to enable Marines and their families overcome many of the challenges they face – from life-changing injury or limiting illness and mental health issues to transition to civilian life, and even poverty. We can target support to ensure no one is left behind.
You can read about the work the charity has done over the past year, and the impact it has made thanks to your generous donations, on our Impact Report mini-site