Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF)


The Globe & Laurel Magazine

The Globe & Laurel Magazine is the official journal of the Royal Marines, published six times a year and is essential reading for members of the Corps past and present who wish to keep up with what is happening in the Royal Marines today.

The Globe & Laurel has been in production since 1892 and is currently written by a small dedicated team based in the RM Corps Secretariat Department in Whale Island, Portsmouth, who collate copy and essential information to publish bi-monthly. The Globe & Laurel team dispatch over 12,500 copies worldwide, to keep past, present and future Royal Marines up to date with today’s Corps.

On average the magazine has 88 pages, including reports from all major Units, Ships’ Detachments, Reserves, Cadets and Association Branches, as well as reports on Reunions, families pages, ‘Around the Messes’, and Corps Sport. There are also book reviews, letters and major features. One of the popular pages is ‘Where Do You Read Yours?’ a competition which shows readers of the Globe and Laurel photographed reading their copy in the most bizarre or far-flung places across the world.

To subscribe to the Globe & Laurel Magazine, download and complete the subscription form on the left of the page and return your form to the G&L office. Following your initial subscription payment, we will be able to set up a Standing Order for your subscription to be paid annually direct from your bank, ensuring you do not miss any future issue. If you require a Standing Order mandate, please indicate this on your subscription form. 

Globe & Laurel Digital Edition

The G&L Digital Edition, available for IOS and Android, offers readers a greater interactive experience while still delivering the same vital Royal Marines Corps Family information our subscribers have come to expect. The G&L Digital Edition provides enhanced imagery, video clips of the Corps around the globe, a Corps history and reference section, direct web links to a vast array of Royal Marines agencies, our charities, supporters and advertisers. Readers are now able to download and share imagery and have direct social media links to many of our contributors,advertisers, charity partners and the G&L team via Facebook.

Available from the App Store, via Apple Newsstand for iPad - download the sample pages and editions now at:

Available from the Google Play Store, for Android - download the sample pages and editions now at:

For assistance or further information regarding the G&L Digital Edition, please contact us:


Royal Marines Corps Diaries, Christmas Cards & Notelets

This year will see a change as the Globe & Laurel team will NO LONGER be selling Corps Diaries, Cards or Notelets. These items will still be available but will now be sold and distributed by the Royal Marines Shop. Adverts and order forms will still be published in the September/October edition of the magazine but the order form will look different and the telephone numbers and application address will change.