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Stars come out for the Royal Marines' birthday

Harrison Ford is one of the stars to appear on a video wishing the Royal Marines a happy birthday Credit: Royal Marines

Some famous faces have appeared on a video wishing the Royal Marines a happy 350th anniversary.

They include The Prime Minister, Bear Grylls, Harrison Ford, Ross Kemp, Caroline Quentin, Tom Hardy and Henry Cavill.

You can watch the video here.

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High Court appeal for marine convicted of murder

Sgt Alexander Blackman was convicted of murder for killing an injured Taliban fighter Credit: PA

A Royal Marine convicted of murder for killing an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan will have his appeal heard by the High Court later today.

Sergeant Al Blackman from Taunton was found guilty by a court martial and given a life sentence with a minimum of 10 years.

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Diaries of Taunton-based Royal Marines published

The last Royal Marines from Somerset-based 40 Commando are returning home from Afghanistan to Norton Manor camp in Taunton, marking the end of a decade of operations in the country.

22-year-old John Thornton was just a few weeks away from the end of his tour with 40 Commando five years ago when he was killed.

His diaries have just been published - alongside those of his older brother - who is still in the armed forces.

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