Marines gather for 64th reunion
THE Royal Marines' Association recently held its 64th annual reunion in Lympstone.
The event was attended by more than 1,500 members, their wives and families.
Organisers said the event was an opportunity to meet former comrades and relive events of the past as well as to socialise with new and old friends.
It was also the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, and many former Royal Marines and United States Marine Corps members, who fought side by side at the battle at Chosin Reservoir, attended.
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Members of the Exeter Branch of the RMA joined them together with others from the 82 UK branches and also from Australia, Spain and America.
Various events took place during the day and the South West region, which includes the Exeter branch, were runners-up for the Drysdale Trophy, awarded to the Region which raises the most money for charities that support Royal Marines.
In the evening, a concert was given by the Band of HM Royal Marines under the direction of Captain Huw Williams.