The Royal Marines were originally called Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot. The term Foot was used for what we now call the Infantry, or foot soldier. This unit was formed in 1664 with an initial strength of 1200 infantrymen recruited from the “Trained Bands of London.” The name Marines first appeared on official records in 1672. Nicknames: “The Royals,” “HM Jollies,” “Bootnecks,” and “The Royal Machines.” Motto: “Per Mare Per Terram,” Latin for “By Sea By Land.” Their most significant achievement was the capture of the Rock of Gibraltar and the defense of the fortress in 1704. They also fought courageously during the American revolution including at the Battle of Bunker Hill where they were led by Major John Pitcairn. The title “Royal” Marines was awarded by King George III (the Lion and Crown denotes they are a Royal regiment). The title “Royal” can be awarded only by the Monarch.
Horse Brass: Royal Marines
Horse Brass: Royal Marines.
Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Hand cast using the finest British brass.
Casting mix consists of first-run ingot brass rich with pure copper for superior color.
Hand filed to remove any rough edges left after casting.
Hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of high quality brass.
ARMAC Brassworks has been creating quality solid brassware for over 75 years.
|Dimensions||3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in|