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Royal Marines 1950's
« on: Monday 01 June 20 21:50 BST (UK) »
Can anyone offer any advice ref researching Royal Marines in 1950's? 
My Aunts first husband was in the RM, may have been in the RM band.
I know they were in Ghana and Cyprus.
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Re: Royal Marines 1950's
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 June 20 21:58 BST (UK) »
For detail you will need his service record which will still be held by the Ministry of Defence. the application process is here:

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

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Re: Royal Marines 1950's
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 June 20 22:01 BST (UK) »
You will need a death certificate and Date of Birth or Service No.
If your aunt is still alive, and applies, I think there is no charge (as the deceased soldier's spouse).
Otherwise a fee of 30 applies.
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Re: Royal Marines 1950's
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 June 20 22:37 BST (UK) »
Thanks MaxD, I did think of that. Their relationship was complicated, my Aunt died a few years ago. Her first husband took his own life and my aunt remarried.
 The few facts I know are they lived in Cyprus and Ghana (the Gold Coast as it was called then). They married in 1950 and I knew little of him and was not  encouraged to ask!!
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Re: Royal Marines 1950's
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 June 20 22:40 BST (UK) »
I dont have his birthday, or any other details, but  just started to make headway with his parents ....I hope!
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