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Marines go to Plymouth on last leg of 2500 mile march

Marines head to Plymouth on last leg of 2500 mile march Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Six Royal Marines are on the last leg of a two-and-a-half thousand mile march.

The group will leave the Lympstone training base this morning bound for Plymouth where they'll help celebrate the Corp's 350th anniversary on Wednesday.

As they've trekked through five countries they've been joined by other Commando teams who've cycled, sailed, skied and canoed to raise money for service charities.


Marine instructor fined for bullying

A Royal Marine drill instructor has been fined £1,750.00 and given a severe reprimand for bullying recruits at the Commando Training Center in Lympstone

Corporal Peter Clark avoided a jail sentence after pleading guilty at Portsmouth Naval Base court martial centre to three offences of ill-treating subordinates.The offences took place in May and June last year.

Marine Commandos train at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone Credit: PA

Body recovered from sea

Police in Devon are trying to identify a body recovered from the sea between Exmouth and Lympstone. It's said to be that of a white man aged in his 50s or 60s, 6ft tall, of medium to stocky build with short grey hair.

The man was wearing denim jeans, black trainers and a black t-shirt. Police are asking the public to look out for a car that may have been abandoned in the area. They're not treating the death as suspicious.