The Royal Marines Reserve is responsible for recruiting and training individual Reservist commandoes to earn the prestigious Green Beret, enabling them to augment the regular Royal Marines when required.
Royal Marines Reserve (City of London) was formed in the City of London in 1948 on the same site that the Royal Marines were stood up in 1664 as the Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot.
Royal Marines Reserve London is responsible across South East England for recruiting, training and deploying the Commando reserve force from its headquarters in Wandsworth (noting that there are also detachments based in Henley, Portsmouth and Cambridge). Many reservists in the unit work in the Square Mile and Canary Wharf.
Royal Marines Reserve (City of London) has regularly deployed ranks on deployments from 1950 and this has increased significantly in tempo since the turn of the millennium: 22 ranks were deployed between 1950 and 1999; 130 ranks were deployed between 2000 and 2014.
The City of London RMR Unit are providing a float that reflects the historic lineage of the Royal Marines and shows the current up-to-date capabilities that mark the Royal Marines and Royal Marines Reserve as an elite fighting force.