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Royal Marines[edit]

The royal marines are clearly part of the royal navy [1]

All are correctly part of the Naval Service, or in Layman's (but technically incorrect) terms, the Royal Navy, as per the original version. Emoscopes Talk 20:13, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

No, the Royal Marines are part of the ACTUAL Royal Navy. Mesoso2 22:48, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

See Naval Service, referenced from BR 1806, a bible for such matters. If you look through internal [publications], 'Naval Service' is the term that is used. Officially, and correctly, the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines are both component parts of the Naval Service, see here for a good example. Admittedly 'Naval Service' is not a commonly used term, but it is technically incorrect to say that the Royal Marines is a lower hierarchical component of the Royal Navy. I do not think the Layman's FAQ that you point to is reasonable grounds for making it so. Emoscopes Talk 23:31, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
According to the UK Defence Statistics glossary, here, the Naval Service is the Royal Navy and Royal Marines combined, and the Royal Marines are (I quote), Sea-going soldiers who are part of the Naval Service. The Royal Marines are not a constituent part of the Royal Navy, rather, both are constituent parts of the Naval Service Emoscopes Talk 12:42, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

According to the glossary, which looks very reliable, Naval Service means only [2] Royal Navy and Royal Marines. The RFA is NOT included as a part, and is a civilian organisation. Mesoso2 13:49, 7 June 2007 (UTC)