Royal Marines

Dutch marines on Times Square in New York, 3 July 2018
Jul 4 '18 10:22

The Dutch marine crew of Zr. MS. Holland received a very warm welcome on Times Square in New York on Tuesday, resulting in a photo that looks like it came straight out of a Fred Astaire musical. The Royal Marines posted the photo on Twitter on Tuesday night.

The marines are visiting New York on their way back to the Netherlands after a 3 month long mission in the Caribbean area. They decided to try and get some group photos in uniform on Times Square for the Royal Marines' archive, spokesperson Jan Pullen said to broadcaster NOS. 

Dutch marines deliver emergency relief to Dominica after Hurricane Maria, 25 Sept 2017
Sep 27 '17 11:30

Dutch marines delivered emergency supplies to the Caribbean country of Dominica, which was recently hit by devastating Hurricane Maria. The emergency supplies, which were delivered by land and sea, are "desperately needed", the Royal Marines said on Twitter.

The Ministry of Defense sent naval ship Zr. Ms. Zeeland to Dominica, the same ship that provided emergency relief to Sint Maarten after Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Maria killed at least 15 people on Dominica and destroyed numerous homes and schools, according to RTL Nieuws.

Apr 10 '17 08:45

From today until Thursday the port of Rotterdam will be the scene of large drills on what to do during terrorist attacks or other large emergencies and threats. The port protection exercise is called "Port Defender Rotterdam" and includes the Royal Navy, the National Police, the Port of Rotterdam and the local safety office Veiligheidsregio Rotterdam-Rijnmond, AD reports.

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