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History of the Royal Marines Reserves

History of the Royal Marines ReservesThe RMR can trace their roots back to the Royal Marines Forces Volunteer Reserve (RMFVR) formed in the City of London under the Royal Marines Act 1948. The RMFVR were officially formed on the 5th November 1948 at a ceremonial parade on Bunhill Fields, the same place the Royal Marines were formed on 28th October 1664.

2007 Ex Hairspring, Norway
2006 Leeds Detachment formed
Op Telic VII, RMR form Force Protection Troop to guard Um Quasar Naval Base
Ex Green Wader, Sierra Leone
Ex Hairspring, Norway
2005 Aberdeen Detachment formed
Ex Hairspring, Norway
Mne Al Hinkes (RMR Tyne) becomes 1st Briton to climb all 14 of the worlds peaks that are over 8000m
2004 Ex Spice Trail, Brunei
2003 Op Telic, Iraq. 1st Mobilisation for RMR
Ex Phantom Raider, UK
2002 Ex Saif Sareea, Gulf of Oman
Ex Snow Lynx, Sierra Nevada
2001 Inverness Detachment formed
Winter Warfare Training, Sierra Nevada
2000 Ex Gareloch Spring, UK
1998 RMR Fiftieth Anniversary. Officers Ceremonial Dinner with Prince Phillip within the Officers Mess of the Honourable Artillery Company
1997 RMR Officers take part in Ex Setai Kawan, Brunei
1996 Ex Purple Star, jointly with United States Marine Corps, US East Coast
Edinburgh Detachment formed by moving Grangemouth Detachment into Edinburgh City Centre
1995 Ex Vanguard Endeavour jointly with the French Marines, Vannes, France
Ex Valiant Brave (T Company), UK
1993 T Company takes part in a Combined Arms Exercise with United States Marine Corps, Mojave Desert, California
1991 Cross training with US National Guard, Nevada, USA
RMR Units carry out mountain training in Switzerland
1990 Ex Cold Winter, Norway supporting 3 Cdo Bde (T Company's 1st Exercise in support of 3 Cdo Bde)
1989 Ex Hairspring, Norway
Ex Fiery Cross, Belize
Henley Detachment Formed
1988 Ex Hairspring, Norway
Ex Capes Key, Gibraltar
Ex Cockburns Reserve, Holland
1987 Ex Hairspring, Norway
Ex Solar Flare, USA with 1st Bn 23rd United States Marine Corps
1986 Ex Boldguard, Denmark with 42 Cdo
1985 Ex Brave Defender, UK Home Defence
Ex Rolling Deep, Cape Wrath, UK
1984 Ex Bold Gannet, Denmark with 45 Cdo
300 Troop, 131 Cdo Engineers, Grangemouth, re-badged RMR Grangemouth
1983 Ex Highland Fling, Kinlochleven, UK
T Coy formed as a reserve company for 3 Cdo Bde
1982 Ex Quick Flip, Belgium
1981 Ex Great Western, Cyprus
1980 RMR to be Arctic Warfare Trained to support 3 Cdo Brigade's role of guarding NATO's Northern flank in Norway
Ex Clockwork Mainspring, Norway
1979 RMR ranks allowed to be attached to RM units for a 12 month period to go on Operations
1976 Ex Dawn Patrol &Ex Blue Fly, Mediterranean
RMR units affiliated to regular units in order to bring them up to war establishment
1973 25th Anniversary of the RMR
Defence Troop formed for 3 Cdo Bde HQ on 2 x Exercises
1971 RMR Officer worked with the Japanese Maritime Defence Force in Japan for a Month
1970 Ex Bersatu Padu, Malaysia
Ranks attached to 41 Cdo in Northern Ireland
Greenock Detachment re-formed
1969 Edinburgh Detachment and St Ives Detachment Closed
1966 Operation, Malaysia
Ex Crowning Glory, Aden
Name changed from Royal Marines Force Volunteer Reserve (RMFVR) to Royal Marines Reserve (RMR)
1965 Ex Top Traveller, Northern Germany
1963 Lt M F Lowe RMFVR served with 42 Cdo on Operations in Borneo (1st Reservist to serve on Operations)
1962 Nato Ex, Norway (Non-Arctic)
1959 Joint Ex with Belgium Para-Commando, Belgium
Greenock and Birmingham Closed
1958 Edinburgh Detachment formed
1957 Poole, Birmingham, Lympstone and Manchester formed
1956 Dundee Detachment formed
1st ever RMFVR Honour guard for HM Queen
1955 Ex "1984", UK. Largest Ex since WWII
1954 RMR Tyne Formed
St Ives Detachment formed
1952 1st ever all RMR Amphibious Exercise, UK
1951 Ex Red Dagger, UK
Ex Red Dragon, Germany
Ex Thunderflash, Germany
Greenock Detachment Formed
1950 Portsmouth Detachment formed (1st Detachment)
CGRM visits Glasgow
1949 Liverpool and Bristol formed
London take part in Lord Mayors Show and have done every year since
1948 Royal Marines Force Volunteer Reserve formed in Glasgow and London