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FAQs

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

    Answer

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

    To request a Bugler, please contact the Royal Marines Band Service on 02392 547552 (Mon-Fri), and please have the following details to hand:

    - Name of person the service is for;

    - Their Royal Marines rank;

    - Their Service number;

    - Their years served;

    - Names of any Campaign Medals received;

    - Where the funeral service will be held;

    - Date of the funeral service.

  • Can I place an obituary on your website?

    Answer

    You're more than welcome to let us know of the person you've sadly lost by filling in the short request form on this page. Alternatively you can email an obituary to enquiries@rma.org.uk

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

Organisations who can help

Address

Royal Marines Association, Central Office, Normandy Building
HMS Excellent
Whale Island
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO2 8ER

royalmarinesassociation.org.uk

02392 651519

RMA's Highlight

The RMA should be your first point of contact for welfare needs, guiding you through the SSAFA application process, or signposting to the best place. We also deliver the Royal Marines Support Network for the whole Corps Family.

Description

The Royal Marines Association provides a national support and social network for you and your family, whatever stage you’re at in life and your Royal Marines career. As a member, you can benefit from camaraderie, connections, peace of mind, practical support, stability and mentoring.

Address

Royal Marines Charity
Normandy Building
HMS Excellent, Whale Island
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO2 8ER

theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk

023 9387 1564

RMA's Highlight

Part of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Group providing a focus for Royal Marines fundraising and grant-making.

Description

The Royal Marines Charity (RM Charity) is the overarching fundraising and grant making charity for Royal Marines and their families. Money raised can be used for very wide purposes. We are here to provide through- life support to serving and retired Royal Marines and their families, and Royal Marines Cadets.

Address

Royal Marines Support Network
Normandy Building
HMS Excellent, Whale Island
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO2 8ER

danny@rma.org.uk

023 9254 8068‬ or 07860943002

RMA's Highlight

RM Support Network is an integral part of the RMA's welfare process for the wider Corps Family

Description

For the majority of us, there comes a time in our lives when we need a little extra support and assistance. The challenges we may need to address can relate to a wide range of welfare and life style related issues. The first question you may have to face is “whom do I call to get help”? With over 2000 individual registered Service Charities to choose from, making the correct choice of agency can be quite a daunting task. For Members of the Royal Marine Family, the starting point is to contact the organisation that provides the bespoke response for all Veterans welfare needs. The organisation in question is the “Royal Marines Support Network” (RMSN) which is an integral part of the Royal Marines Association. They can ensure that if they can’t fix the problem, they will almost certainly know someone who can!

Address

Royal Naval Association, Room 209
Semaphore Tower, PP70
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
PO1 3LT

www.royal-naval-association.co.uk

023 9272 3747

RMA's Highlight

Delivers the Royal Navy Shipmates & Oppos Programme providing Naval Service leavers and veterans with practical support during life after uniform.

Description

The RNA is a membership organisation with over 370 branches across the UK and worldwide. In joining, not only will you rekindle old friendships, you’ll make new ones, stay connected to the Royal Navy Family, receive help when in need and all the while have a great time.

Address

Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, Building 29
HMS Excellent
Whale Island
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO2 8ER

rnrmc.org.uk

023 9387 1520

RMA's Highlight

Overarching fundraising and grant-making charity of the Naval Service to the Naval Family and Naval Charities.

Description

The RNRMC provides through-life grants to the Naval Service Family. For those in uniform, the grants help boost morale, improve facilities and ease the pressure that life in the Service can bring. The RNRMC also provides valuable funds for naval and military charities that work with families and veterans -especially those experiencing difficulty with child support, ill-health, old age or hard times.

Address

Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children's Fund
311 Twyford Avenue
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO2 8RN

rnrmchildrensfund.org.uk

023 9263 9534

RMA's Highlight

The Children’s Fund support includes childcare, special needs education, days out and in-home support in times of crisis.

Description

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund is the only charity dedicated to supporting children whose parents work, or have worked, for the Naval Service. The needs of the children are paramount and help is provided when not available from family or statutory sources.

Address

RNRMWA Room 209
Semaphore Tower (PP70)
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3LT

www.rnrmwidows.org/

RMA's Highlight

Members enjoy the invaluable support of a fellow Widow (or Widower) who understands the nuances of military life, has endured loss and is happy to give their time to help others through challenges and dark days. Friendship and support is fundamental to this group, that we never asked to join; a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear and a friend to celebrate success as the bereavement journey progresses.

Description

The Royal Navy Royal Marines Widows’ Association (RNRMWA) provides friendship, support, guidance and comfort to those who have experienced the trauma of bereavement. All who are widowed are eligible, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the death and becoming a member is free of charge.

Address

4 St Dunstan's Hill
London
SSAFA
EC3R 8AD

ssafa.org.uk

0800 731 4880

RMA's Highlight

Cornerstone to many charities' benevolence processes providing 'Form A' case numbers, caseworkers and grant requests.

Description

SSAFA provides lifelong support to those who are serving or who have ever served in the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, and their families. They offer practical, financial and emotional support to individuals facing issues ranging from financial hardship to homelessness to family breakdown. SSAFA's freephone number is open Monday-Friday 09:00 - 17:30.

Apply for Welfare Support

Tell us what the problem is by calling 023 9254 7224 or by filling in this form.

Welfare Form

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