Be one of us

As a Royal Marine cadet, you can be a member of exactly the same Association as the people who've earned the green beret and seen action all over the world. If you decide to join the Royal Marines, being a Royal Marines Association 'Cadet Member' is a fantastic thing to put on your application form, and talk about in your interviews. It's also a great way to make contacts with serving and former Marines, and learn from their first-hand knowledge and experience. By joining as a Royal Marines Association Cadet Member, you will also be invited to Royal Marines events and our annual Corps Family reunion.

Enjoy all these when you become a member

  • Receive our official membership card

  • Access guides on fitness and wellbeing that have been written for RMA members by former Royal Marines Physical Training Instructor, Peter Brown MBE MSc

  • Visit the Commando Training Centre, Lympstone, during our annual Corps Family weekend; order Mountbatten Festival of Music tickets before they go on sale and attend, or join in with, other key Corps Family events

  • Apply for free tickets to selected family days out

  • Search for and connect with other members who may be lost friends or oppos

  • Access members-only discounts

  • Apply for, and monitor, requests for tailored welfare support

  • Join as many RMA (physical and virtual) branches and clubs as you wish - or simply stay on the HQ Roll if this better suits your lifestyle

  • Receive our weekly email updates from around the Corps Family

  • Plus much more!

Cadet Membership
To join the Royal Marines Association as a Royal Marines Cadet, ask your Cadet Instructor for the official RMA Cadet Membership application form.

If you're a Cadet Instructor, you'll have been sent copies of the Cadet application form. You can also download the Cadet form from the Members Area of this site. Don't forget, as a Cadet Instructor, you're also entitled to join the Royal Marines Association. To join as an over 18, please complete our online application form. Ask your instructor for details

The Commando

Be the first to
understand; the
first to adapt and
respond; and the
first to overcome.

The Commando Values

  • Excellence. Strive to do better.
  • Integrity. Tell the truth.
  • Self-discipline. Resist the easy option.
  • Humility. Respect the rights, diversity and contribution of others

The Commando Spirit

  • Courage. Get out front and do what is right.
  • Determination. Never give up.
  • Unselfishness. Oppo first; team second; self last.
  • Cheerfulness. Make humour the heart of morale.