Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A grand ceremony will see the Exmouth ‘re-adopt’ the Royal Marines this summer, 44 years after the original ceremony.
The town council is earmarking £1,250 for the civic reception on June 22.
The town originally adopted the Royal Marines on May 11, 1968, with a parade and civic reception.
Exmouth also adopted the Rifles regiment, formerly the Devon and Dorsets which, in the 1950s, had many Exmouth conscripts, in 2009.
On Monday, finance committee chairman Councillor Alison Greenhalgh said: “The Royal Marines would like the opportunity to have fixed bayonets (ceremony) and a military band. There is a going to be a meeting this week to finalise the reception. I know the Royal Marines are going to put some money in this week.
“£1,250 is a provisional sum.”