The Green Beret Association ( GBA ) was formed in Deal in 1976, not in competition to, or as an alternative, but to stand shoulder to shoulder with the RMA. Most members in Deal, and around the country are members of both associations.
It’s aim is 'to foster and maintain the Commando spirit and fellowship in civilian life, and to bring together in comradeship all former members of the Commando Brigade'.
The Association is open to all those who have completed the Royal Marines Commando course and have gained the coveted 'Green Beret'. The Standard is proudly paraded alongside the RMA Branch Standard at many functions and funerals in the area and has marched at the Graspan parade in London.
The association holds an occaisional Dinner in Deal, and members travel from far and wide to attend.
Life membership is available, with a frameable certificate, and Blazer badges, tie’s and car stickers can be purchased. Full details can be obtained from the secretary “Dusty” Miller on 01304374738 or by email at [email protected] .
ONCE A MARINE ALWAYS A MARINE BD