The ethos of the Royal Marines: the precise application of will

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The ethos of the Royal Marines: the precise application of will

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dc.contributor.author King, Anthony en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-01T15:32:18Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:54:42Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T15:58:17Z
dc.date.issued 2004-07 en_GB
dc.description.abstract The current debates about ethos in the military have been wrongly conceived. Ethos is not an intangible spiritual substance which is related in some unspecified way to the moral component of fighting power. Ethos refers simply to what a group does and how it does it. The ethos of the Royal Marines refers to their role and the way they achieve it. Since the Second World War, the Royal Marines have developed a three-fold role. They are a commando force specialising in amphibious, mountain and cold weather warfare. This difficult role requires certain characteristics which are developed in training; unity, adaptability, humility, standards, fortitude and a sense of humour. It is by means of these qualities that the Royal Marines are able to fulfil their role successfully. The ethos of the Royal Marines might be summarised as the precise application of will. en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship Commandant, Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines, Lympstone. en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/58653 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.ex.ac.uk/~acking/Papers/RMethos4.doc en_GB
dc.subject Royal Marines en_GB
dc.subject ethos en_GB
dc.subject training en_GB
dc.subject military ethos en_GB
dc.subject attitudes en_GB
dc.title The ethos of the Royal Marines: the precise application of will en_GB
dc.type Technical Report en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-04-01T15:32:18Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:54:42Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T15:58:17Z
dc.description Independent report commissioned by the Commandant, Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines, Lympstone, July 2004. en_GB


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