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Royal Marines 350th anniversary planter, 2 June 2014

A planter commemorates the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines. Ann Coats, coordinator of the Friends of the Porters Garden welcomed everyone to the anniversary commemoration and Major Robert Bruce, Director of the Royal Marines Museum, performed the opening ceremony and cut the ribbon with aplomb. The planting scheme features the Royal Marine's colours, red geraniums, dark blue lobelia and yellow marigolds. The plants, courtesy of the Royal Marines Museum, were supplied by Keydell Nurseries and the planting was carried out by the gardening Friends, supervised by Val Pennycook whose vision made the project possible. The ceremony was followed by a selection of good things to eat and drink provided by the Friends committee members.


Ann Coats, coordinator of the Friends of the Porters Garden, welcoming everyone to the anniversary commemoration, supported by Rear Admiral Neil Rankin CB CBE, Trustee Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust, Peter Goodship, Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust Chief Executive, Major Robert Bruce OBE RM, Director of the Royal Marines Museum,


Major Robert Bruce OBE RM, Director of the Royal Marines Museum, opening the planter on Monday 2nd June 2014 to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines


Guests and Friends. Picture: Pauline Powell


Refreshments after the opening of the planter


The cake decorated with the Royal Marines crest by China Rose Pennycook. Picture: Pauline Powell


Gordon May, Val Pennycook and Robert Bruce cutting the cake. Picture: Pauline Powell


After the opening

Photos: John Scott, except as stated

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