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Royal Marines Reserve

Volume 728: debated on Wednesday 18 May 1966

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is to be the rôle of the Royal Marines Reserve; what numbers he expects to recruit; where they will be stationed; and what their duties will be.

The "Royal Marines Reserve" is not a new reserve force: it is the new name for the existing Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve. Details of this Reserve are given on page 46 of the Defence Estimates 1966–67, and we plan no change in its roôle, recruiting targets, stationing or duties.