The Royal Marines family lives together, works together – and mourns together. When you lose someone, you can count on us to make sure they receive the dignity and honour they deserve. You’ll also have the practical and emotional support of the whole Royal Marines community, who know that you’re going through and will stand by you all the way.

You’re as much a part of our Royal Marines Family as the person you lost.
We all experience grief in different ways. Whatever you’re feeling, you can count on practical and emotional support from the whole Royal Marines family. We know what you’re going through, and we’ll stand by you all the way – starting here, with answers to some of the many questions you’re probably asking now.

Would it be possible to have a Royal Marine Bugler attend the funeral service?

For those who have served as a Royal Marine or Royal Marines Reservist to full service or that received a campaign medal, they may be eligible to have a serving Royal Marine Bugler attend their funeral service for no cost.

To request a Bugler, please contact – or via phone 023 9387 4661.

Please be aware that due to COVID19 restrictions, it is not always possible to provide a Bugler, however HQ RM Band Service will do their best to support the RN and RM Family. Please contact HQ RM Band Service directly on the email address above at the earliest opportunity.

Can I place an obituary on your website?

You’re more than welcome to let us know of the person you’ve sadly lost by emailing an obituary to

Please allow a couple of working days for us to process the request before we publish the details on the website.