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. As a member you can benefit from:


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.

You can join the Royal Marines Association for just £15 a year

Available for serving and former Royal Marines, Royal Marines Reservists, Royal Marines Band Service Musicians and members of the Armed Forces who have served on the strength of a Royal Marines Unit, Headquarters or Establishment.

Apply for full membership

Available for families and friends with a Royal Marines connection or for supporters of the Royal Marines.

Apply for associate membership

*Some individual branches may also charge a small subscription.