Stories of our soldiers of the sea are to be told and acted out

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RE-ENACTMENTS of the last four centuries of Royal Marines history are to take place at the Royal Marines Museum in Eastney.

Sea Soldiers – A Journey Through Time will run from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Performers will bring the marines’ history to life through combat displays, battle re-enactments and food, fashion and music.

There will also be a flypast by a Wasp helicopter, a Fort Cumberland guards cannon display and performances by the Trafalgar Drummers and the Society of King George the Third.

Other activities will include a shooting range, face painting and a history raffle.

The event is part of a programme of celebrations marking 350 years since the foundation of the Royal Marines.

Tickets are £10 each for adults, with tickets priced at £5 to £8 for children.

Free admission to the museum is included.

Call (023) 9281 9385 to book.

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