The Corps of Royal Marines is the United Kingdom’s amphibious light infantry force, forming part of the Naval Service, along with the Royal Navy. The Royal Marines were formed in 1755 as the Royal Navy’s infantry troops. North East Somerset UKIP is outraged about the likely defence cuts and the effect on the Royal Marines. We want to do what we can to protest about these cuts.
Our Royal Marines are the best in the world! Not only did they serve us well in Iraq and Afghanistan, they are trained specifically for amphibious work and provide 50% of UK Special Forces; more than any other regiment or service.
How can you land people on beaches without landing craft or troops trained in their use and amphibious landings? How could we have fought Normandy, the Falklands, and Gallipoli without them and recently given British humanitarian help, landing supplies over beaches in the West Indies after hurricanes destroyed the port.
Please, as many of you as possible, please sign this petition on the HM Government web site to save them. Tell your friends too!! We need over 100,000 signatures for it to get to a debate in parliament; otherwise, the cuts to the Marines will go ahead without any discussion or debate.