Famous Regiments – The Korps Mariniers

Korps Mariniers

Formed: 1665

Country: The Netherlands

Armed Service: Royal Netherlands Navy

Royal Netherlands Navy Jack

Current Role: Marine Corps

Locations: Doorn, Texel and Aruba

Structure: The Korps is 2,300 strong and part of the Netherlands Maritime Force and consists of:

  • Maritime Force Command Staff
  • 1st Marine Combat Group
    • 10th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron (10 RSTA Sqn)
    • 11th (Parachute) Raiding Squadron (11 (Para) R Sqn)
    • 12th Raiding Squadron (12 R Sqn)
    • 13th Raiding Squadron (13 R Sqn)
    • 14th Combat Support Squadron (14 CS Sqn)
    • 15th Combat Service Support Squadron (15 CSS Sqn)
  • 2nd Marine Combat Group
    • 20th Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Squadron (20 RSTA Sqn)
    • 21st Raiding Squadron (21 R Sqn)
    • 22nd Raiding Squadron (22 R Sqn)
    • 23rd (Parachute) Raiding Squadron (23 (Para) R Sqn)
    • 24th Combat Support Squadron (24 CS Sqn)

Motto: Qua Patet Orbis (“As Far as the World Extends”)

Korps Mariniers Capbadge

Battle Honours: 16

  • Chatham (1667)
  • Kijkduin (1673)
  • Senneffe (1674)
  • Spain (1702–13)
  • West Indies (1764. 1772–77)
  • Dogger Bank (1781)
  • Algiers (1816)
  • Bali (1846–49)
  • Aceh (1873–76)
  • Rotterdam (1940)
  • Java Sea (1942)
  • East Java (1942)
  • Java and Madura (1946–49)
  • New Guinea (1962)
  • Cambodia (1992–93)
  • Uruzgan (2006–10)

Korps Mariniers Beret

More information on the Korps Mariners can be found here:

Official website – http://korpsmariniers.com/

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