Aberdeen - Robert Gordon University - 31st August 2023
This year's Cyber Summit Gala Dinner celebrates the Royal Marines Charity
The Royal Marines Charity is now under patronage of their Captain General King Charles III.
His Majesty King Charles III will serve as the ceremonial head of the Royal Marines, taking on the role of Captain General. The announcement came on the 358th anniversary of the founding of the Corps of Royal Marines, which were formed on 28th October 1664 during the reign of King Charles II.
The appointment of the ceremonial head of the Royal Marines has historically been held by the Monarch, including The King’s grandfather and great-grandfather.
In a personal message to the Royal Marines as they marked their 358th birthday, The King said:
“It is the greatest possible pleasure to assume the role of your Captain General. I am exceptionally proud to follow in the footsteps of so many members of my family over the last three and a half centuries, all of whom held the role with a deep sense of admiration.
“The Royal Marines have a distinguished and unparalleled history, both on land and at sea. I draw immense inspiration from your courage, determination, self-discipline and a remarkable capacity to endure in the most extreme environments.
“I feel greatly honoured to become part of the Corps Family and very much look forward to meeting many of you in the near future. In the meantime, this comes with my heartfelt and special wishes for a very happy 358th birthday.
“Per Mare, Per Terram.“