thongs which fastened the collar, but others used are "Leathernecks", from the leather stocks formerly worn, "Jollies" and "Lobsters". One thing is certain though: you are likely to receive a very black look if you refer to them as "Marines". If you do shorten the title, call them "Royals" .
To conclude then, the Royal and Merchant Navies have already played a large part in the mounting of Operation "Grapple", in the mammoth task of building up and supporting our base on the other side of the world.
Next will come the Operational Phase when they will be ready to assist the scientists, but their job will not be finished until the last man and the last item of equipment is safely back in the United Kingdom.