Royal Marines Football Association

Royal Marines Football Team sheets 1960's


6th Dec 1960 at RMB Devonport

Inter Commands group game

Royal Marines 1 (Mcilvenney), Plymouth Command 1


The Team

Mne Moseley (ITCRM), Cpl May (ITCRM), Mne Willie Turnbull (ITCRM), Mne Beasley (41Cdo), Mne Wilson (Depot RM Deal), Mne Jackie Freeman (RMB Eastney), Mne Jones (41Cdo), Cpl Davies (ITCRM), Mne Barratt (ITCRM), Mne Mcilvenney (RMB Eastney), Sgt Thompson (ITCRM).

21st March 1962 at Pitt Street Portsmouth

Inter Commands Final

Royal Marines 3 Plymouth Command 2

RM Goal Scorers (Crowthers 2, Mne Strading) * Crowthers scored after 35 seconds.

* This was the first year the Royal Marines were invited into the Inter Commands Competition.


The Team

Cpl Bannerman (41 Cdo), Mne Wassell (ITCRM), Mne Williams (41 Cdo), Cpl Haslam (RMB Eastney), Mne Taylor (41Cdo), Mne Towse (Depot RM Deal), Mne Strading (41Cdo), Mne Lawson (41Cdo), Mne Park (RMB Eastney), Mne Burgess (43Cdo), Mne Riley (41Cdo), Cpl Jackie Freeman (RMB Eastney), Crowthers, CSgt Purcell (Trainer), Cap John Brown (Secretary), Major Calloway (Chairman).

September 1963

Royal Marines 1 (Mne Atkinson), Portsmouth 2


The Team

Mne McKenna (Whirlwind), Mne Hunt (43Cdo), Cpl Willie Turnbull (Depot RM Deal), Cpl Jackie Freeman (RMB Eastney), Mne Hughes (41Cdo), Cpl John Ellis (Depot RM Deal), Mne Jones (41Cdo), Mne Atkinson (41Cdo), Mne Barratt (RMB Eastney), Mne Dod Malhan (41Cdo), Mne Hardy (43Cdo).

Second Half Sgt Johnnie Bickford (41Cdo), Mne Hemmings (ATURM), Mne Harris (ITCRM).

10th Feb 1964 at RMB Eastney Portsmouth

Royal Marines 1 (Mne Holly), Portsmouth FC 2


The Team

Mne Hemmings (ATURM), Sgt Newton (ATURM), Mne Taylor (RMB Eastney), Mne Hunt (43Cdo), Sgt Johnnie Bickford (41Cdo), Cpl Tony Higgins (ITCRM), Cpl Jackie Freeman (RMB Eastney), Cpl Willie Turnbull (Depot RM Deal), Mne Lenny Anderson (43Cdo), Mne Dod Malhan (Depot RM Deal), Mne Austwicke (RMB Eastney).

Second Half Mne Holly (Eastney, Cpl John Ellis (Depot RM Deal), Mne Weston (RMB Eastney).

 12th Feb 1964

Inter Commands Semi Final at RMB Eastney Portsmouth

Royal Marines 0 Portsmouth Command 3


The Team

Mne Hemmings, Sgt Newton, Mne Taylor, Sgt Johnnie Bickford, Cpl Tony Higgins, Cpl Jackie Freeman, Cpl Willie Turnbull, Mne Holly, Mne Lenny Anderson, Mne Dod Malhan, Mne Austwicke.


Royal Marines 1 Portsmouth FC 4

RM goal Scorer (Mne Wassell)


The Team

Mne Hemmings, Sgt Newton, Cpl Willie Turnbull, Cpl John Ellis, Cpl Millar, Sgt Johnnin Bickford (C), Mne Holly, Mne Wassell, Mne Barratt, LCpl Dod Malhan, Cpl Towse.


Royal Marines 7 RAF Transport Command 3

RM Scorers (Cpl Towse 3, Mne Holly 2, Cpl Dod Malhan (pen), Mne Wassell)


The Team

Mne Hemmings, Mne Taylor, Sgt Newton, Mne Day (HQ Plym Gp), Cpl Millar, Sgt Johnny Bickford (C), Recriut Evans (Depot RM Deal), Mne Holly, Cpl Towse, Cpl Dod Malhan, Mne Wassell.


Royal Marines 7 Hampshire Youth 5

RM Scorers (Cpl Towse 5, Mne Wassell, Mne Riley)


The Team

Mne Moseley (ITCRM), Mne Taylor, Cpl Willie Turnbull, Cpl Millar, Mne Day, Sgt Johnnie Bickford (C), Mne Barratt, Mne Riley (43Cdo), Cpl Towse, Mne Holly, Mne Wassell.


(Also that year Royal Marines 1 (Wassell), London Hospitals 3. Royal Marines 3 Aldershot Services 4.  Royal Marines 0 london Banks 1.)


  1965 Inter Commands

Royal Marines 1 Portsmouth Command 2

The following players of represented the RM in 1964/65 season.

Surg Lt Sharp RN (43Cdo), Mne Allen (ITCRM), Mne Hemmings (ATURM), Sgt Newton (ATURM), Cpl Willie Turnbull (Depot RM Deal), Cpl Towse (Depot RM Deal), Mne Barratt (8 Sigs Regt), Cpl John Ellis (Depot RM Deal), Cpl Millar (ITCRM), Sgt Johnny Bickford (41Cdo), Mne Holly (RMB Eastney), Mne Wassell (ITCRM), Mne Taylor (RMB Eastney), Mne day (Plymouth Gp RM), Recriut Evans (ITCRM), Mne Riley (43Cdo), Cpl Dod Malhan (Depot RM Deal), Mne Moseley (ITCRM).


Other Results in the 1965-66 season

Royal Marines 0 Portsmouth FC 10.

Royal Marines 0 Royal Army Pay Corps 2.

Royal Marines 1 Plymouth Argyle 2.

Royal Marines 1 Deal Town 4.

Royal Marines 2 London Hospitals 5

Royal Marines 4 London Banks 2.

1967 Inter Commands

 Royal Marines 2 Portsmouth Command 3 after extra time.

Royal Marines were 2-1 up at one stage.

The Royal Marines squad

McKenna (Deal), Jackie Freeman (Eastney), Underwood (Deal), Lenny Anderson (Plymouth), Towse (Deal), Demery (41Cdo), Wassell (41Cdo), Taylor (DPRORM), Barratt (Eastney), Hardy (43Cdo), Hunt (41Cdo), Tony Higgins (ITCRM), Riley (43Cdo), Smith (41Cdo), Best (41Cdo), Stuart Lindsay (ITCRM), Curly Barlow (Deal), Woodward (43Cdo), Kerr (ATURM), Clitheroe (Eastney).


Click here to see a picture of the 1967 Corps team featuring many of the above names.


 18th December 1968

This team sheet was provided by LT David Roberts RN.

RMFA v Naval Air Command

The Teams


1. Mne Bob Fardoe (RNB Eastney)

2.Mne Wilson (41Cdo) 3.LT David Roberts RN (Depot RM)

4.Mne Hunt (41Cdo) 5.Cpl Miller (41Cdo) 6.Sgt Williams (Depot of CGRM)

7.Mne Wassell (41Cdo) 8.Cpl Malham (Depot RM) 9.Sgt Barlow (RMB Eastney)

10.Mne Lindsay (DPRORM) 11.Cpl Kerr (RMB Eastney)

Naval Air Command

1. LREM Goodchild (RNAS Culdrose)

2.LAM D. Harrison (RNAS Arbroath) 3.LREM T. Williamson (Boscombe Down)

4.AA2 B. Dixon (RNAS Yeovilton) 5.PO D. Edmunds (RNAS Brawdy)

6.REA D. Godwin (Capt)(HMS Daedalus) 7.Nam C. Scully (RNAS Lossiemouth)

8.LEM R. Walch (RNAS Yeovilton) 9.REA S. Malcomson (HMS Daedalus)

10.NAM A. Beattie (RNAS Arbroath) 11.LEM G. Pughsley (RNAS Brawdy)

The Referee was CY L. Macleod (Portsmouth). The Linesman were S/LT N. Phelps (Mercury) & PO Wtr D. Kennard (RNB Portsmouth)