In 1939 a woodland area had been chosen by the Admiralty as a naval training base close to the River Hamble in Hampshire. Prior to the D-Day landings the Royal Marines were carrying out landing craft training and on D-Day itself set off with the main invasion fleet.
I believe we have some former RMs in the forum so I thought this website might be of special interest to them. Bingalau - front and centre at the double! :o) TC.