Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF)

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The Globe & Laurel Magazine

The Globe and 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 and 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 App

The G&L App 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 App 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:

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


Royal Marines Corps Christmas Cards & Diaries

The annual Corps Christmas Card & Diary designs will appear here around the end of September each year and order forms will be available in the Sep/Oct edition of the Magazine and the App.

Royal Marines Corps Notelets

The team at the Globe & Laurel have produced 3 designs of Royal Marines Corps Notelets, which have distinctive Corps images on the front and allow the sender to use their own personalized message within. Whether for Congratulations, Best Wishes, Well Done or Condolences, you can now send your personalized notes with a Royal Marines and RMA flavour.

These notelets come with envelopes in packs of ten and cost £7.00 (inc P&P to UK) per pack. They can be purchased from the G&L office by cheque or Credit/Debit Card. For further details about these cards please call the team on 023 92651305. For international postages rates, please e-mail: