Help the new Royal Marines Museum share the stories of its historic collections by joining with other supporters to Adopt an Object.
From 2019 to the opening of the new museum, we will offer the opportunity to put your name to some of the most interesting, informative and educational items in our collection.
Here is an England Rugby Cap awarded to Captain Geoffrey Robert D'A Hosking who played for England c1949-1950 . Commissioned into the Royal Marines, 1 September 1940, he undertook Probationary Second Lieutenants course at Chatham, February 1941.
He served in the cruiser HMS Frobisher from February 1942 until c.June 1944 and from November 1944 until July 1945, he served first as 'A' Troop and then as 'Y' Troop Commander in North West Europe with 48 (RM) Commando.
He returned injured to the UK before serving at Royal Marines Depot Deal from April 1946. He served at the Commando School RM from July 1948 until May 1950.
He then later retired from the Royal Marines in October 1951.
The museum's collections are the living memorial to those who have served, charting battles and operations and the stories which bring them to life. The new museum will enable us to tell those stories more effectively and create a deeper understanding of the vital contribution of the Royal Marines to our society.
The collections depict the history of the Corps from 1664 to the present day through a unique collection of artefacts, pictures and documents. One of the most significant parts of the collection is the medal collection consisting of over 8,000 items including gallantry, campaign and foreign awards including an outstanding collection of Victoria Crosses.
There is no minimum donation but you can become a Senior Adopter of an object for £500. Senior Adopters will be invited to a special event ahead of the opening of the new museum. Recognition will be made of all donations over £120 within the new museum when it opens.
The new Royal Marines Museum, at the very heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, will place the 354-year history of the Royal Marines firmly within the story of the Royal Navy. For the first time the story of the Royal Marines a national story, but also a story with impact across the globe will be told in a building appropriate to its scale.
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