THEIR expertise has helped protect Britain for more than 350 years.
And a taste of the survival skills needed to be a Royal Marine were passed on to children in a dressing-up game with a difference.
As part of a survival-themed year of activities, The Royal Marines Museum, in Eastney Esplanade, Portsmouth, has been giving families the chance to wear marines’ combat gear for different types of conditions.
Now we’re in the winter months, the challenge to be a part of an Arctic convoy was set this weekend, including camouflaging in pure white snow and choosing the right equipment for sub-zero temperatures.
There was a choice of gear to wear, including jackets and helmets, as well as white mesh worn for colder climates.