Keep The Connection

As a Bootneck, you can deal with situations most civilians can't even imagine. But returning to civilian life presents a whole new set of challenges - and when you're facing that for the first time, it can be touch to cope with. Keeping your Royal Marines Association membership means you don't have to do it all by yourself. It gives you the contacts on the outside that can help you to find a job, and practical advice. Above all, it keeps you connected with the Corps family (which always look after its own) and associated networks. As a member you can also benefit from:

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.


Practical Support

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.



There are opportunities to share your knowledge and experience with the next generation of Bootnecks, and support them through the ups and downs of Corps life. We can put you in touch with organisations and contacts who can mentor you.

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.

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

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