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:


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.

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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.

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.