Royal Marines Football Association

Royal Marines Football Gallery 1950's 

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1950 42Cdo Lim Seng Fook cup Winners

Back row L to R Lieut P Turner (Hon Sec), Mne Goodlad, Mne Lauder, Cpl Weller, Sgt Ketcher (Trainer)

Centre row L to R Cpl Townsend, Cpl Watson, Cpl Harrop, Mne Saggers.

Front row L to R Mne Clark, Mne Highton (Capt), Lt Col R.W Madoc (CO 42Cdo RM), Mne Mays,Mne Homer.


1951 P.R.O.R.M Football Team

The 1st Xl won the Kent Amateur Leage Cup beating Chislet Colliery 7-0 & tied for first place in the League but lost on goal difference to Cheriton.

The 2nd Xl "A" team reached the semi final of the Deal & District League Cup.

The 2nd Xl "B" teak won the Deal & District League B Section.

Back row L to R Mne Mackay, Mne Kirkaldy, Mne Thelwell, Mne Cleaver, Mne Wymer, Mne Farrer, Mne McKormack, Cpl Pugh

Middle row L to R Cpl Holyoake, Cpl Coe, Cpl Bennison, Mne Hewitt, Mne Rhodes, Mne sales, Sgt West, Mne Reid, Mne Page.

Front row L to R CSgt J Jones (PTI), Sgt Haig (Capt 2nd Xl), Capt W.R Hinchin (Chairman), Colonel R.F Cornwall C.B.E (President), Sgt Pickett (Secretary), Sgt Edmonds (Capt 1st Xl), Cpl Hadfield.


1952 Commando School Winners of the Plymouth Combination Cup

They also won the Plymouth Combination Premier League

Cpl Lewens after receiving the Cup from the President of the Plymouth Combination Premier Committee. They beat CO-OP Welfare 2-0 in the final.



1952 Portsmouth Group (S) 2nd Xl

Winners of the Portsmouth Junior Cup & Runners up of the Portsmouth US League Division 2

Among the photograph are Sgts Levey & Fry.


1953 to 1957 42Cdo Football team in Malta

(sent in by Richard Thurston)

Back Row L to R TBC, TBC, TBC, TBC, TBC, Ray Thurston RM11442

Front Row L to R TBC, TBC, TBC, TBC, TBC


1956 42Cdo Football team in Malta

(Sent in by Richard Thurston)

Back row L to R TBC, TBC, TBC, TBC, TBC, Ray Thurston RM11442, TBC

Front row L to R TBC, TBC, TBC, TBC.


Royal Marines Football Xl Season 1956/57 (sent in by Tony Coppard)

Top Row L to R QMS j Day (selector), Mne JS Freeman, LT AP Downton (Corps Sports Sec), Mne H McIlveney.

Middle Row L to R 2nd Lt QM FT Coppard selector), Mne G Munday, Sgt SG Shakespeare Mne DM Staker, Cpl KH Smith, Mne H Goodison, Mne RF Saggers, Mne J Watson, QMS JA Hawes (selector).

Front Row L to R Mne G Burrow, Mne MJ Pickin, Mne FA Martindale, Capt P Turner MBE (Chairman), Cpl VC Davies (capt), Cpl W Robertson, Mne J Gavagan, Cpl C Dain, Musn GE Ward


1956 ITCRM Soccer team (sent in by Tony Coppard)

Winners of the Exeter & District League (many of the players appear in the photograph above.


1958/59 B Troop 40Cdo Malta (sent in by George English)

Back Row L to R Lt/ Le Misueir (manager) M Morgan, W Wilde,G English, J Birtles, V Bell, J Mc Nichols, T Simpson( Trainer)

Front Row L to R  T Gallagher, C Birch, A Cole, R Robinson, B Hickey.

(Wilde, Birltes, McNichols, Robinson, Hickey,Simpson were all National Service men)


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