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Exeter Royal Marines Association


The Royal Marines Association (RMA) was formed at the end of the Second World War, to assist men of the Royal Marines, many who were called up as ‘Hostilities Only’ to resettle back into civilian life. The principle purpose of the RMA is to assist former and serving Royal Marines keep in touch with one another and to provide support as well as to preserve and maintain our ‘esprit de corps’. Currently the RMA has nearly 10,000 members with Branches throughout the UK and abroad.

The proud tradition and motto of the RMA ‘Once a Marine always a Marine’ is as true today as it has ever been. These objectives are still valid today where we raise money to support those charities which assist Royal Marines, past and present, especially those suffering from injury.

The Exeter Branch is closely affiliated to the Exeter White Ensign Club in South Street, who kindly allows us the use of their facilities once a month. We also maintain a close link with the City of Exeter and with its newly adopted ship HMS Defender. Our ladies take an active and supporting role.

For details of Branch news, see the Branch web or contact Jumper Collings by email, or the Secretary:- Tony Duke by email:

President Colonel P M Babbington CBE MC.
Vice President Jumper Collings
Chairman Kevin Druce
Secretary Tony Duke
Treasurer Reg Pearce
Social Secretary Mike Philips 
Welfare Rep Ben Chetwyn
Membership George Teal
Committee Keith Anderson, Ray Rosedale and Gunther Sach.
Globe & Laurel Kevin Druce
Newsletter Editor Syd Foulston
RMA Widows Rosemary Chetwyn
Standard Bearer Ben Chetwyn

The Exeter Branch meets on the second Thursday of every month at the Exeter White Ensign Club, Trinity House, South Street, Exeter commencing at 2000hrs. Membership is open to all who are serving or have served with the Royal Marines. The Club is open every evening and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes.

More information can be found at the Association web site.   

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