Receiving the Benefits of Experience

We always say, 'Once a Marine, always a Marine' but being a Royal Marines Association member isn't just about reliving the old times (although it' s a great way to do that). As a former Royal Marine you'll have opportunities to be a mentor, sharing your knowledge and experience and supporting tomorrow's Bootnecks through the ups and downs of Corps Life.

We're also here to offer you practical help, advice and support when and if it is needed - or just making sure you're not alone.

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!


Drop in at one of the local branches, or attend one of our events, and you can meet up with old friends – and make new ones.

Mentoring Wide

Connections and Mentoring

If you're looking for a new career, the Royal Marines Association gives you vital contacts with other former Bootnecks and organisations who can help with placements, mentoring or guidance.


Practical Support and Peace of Mind

Help and advice with everything from pensions and healthcare to coping with bereavement and post-traumatic stress disorder - or just making sure you're not alone. The support you need, whenever you need it.

Full Membership

Anyone who serves or has served in the Royal Marines/Royal Marines Reserve/Royal Marines Band Service in a Royal Marines unit or filled a line number in a Royal Marines unit (including any qualified Commando, MARWREN or other serviceman), regardless of length of service.

Apply for full membership
Associate Membership

Anyone who is the parent, spouse/civil partner or child of a Full Member; this can be extended to grandparents or carers who have raised the Royal Marine, and grandchildren being raised by the former Royal Marine. Must be sponsored by a Full Member.

Children of Full Members can be sponsored as Associate Members from the age of 9.

Any graduates of the All Arms Commando Course, and their immediate family, may become an Associate Member.

Anyone who is currently a Sea Cadet Instructor.

Apply for associate membership

Next Event

October 2019 31 Thursday

Walcheren 75

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