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Encyclopedia > Netherlands Marine Corps
Korps Mariniers

Badge of the Korps Mariniers
Active 10 December 1665-
Country Netherlands
Branch Navy
Type Commando
Role Rapid reaction force
Size Six battalions
Part of Koninklijke Marine
Garrison/HQ 1e Mariniersbataljon - Doorn
2e Mariniersbataljon - Doorn
4e Mariniersbataljon - Aruba/Curaçao
Gevechtssteunbataljon - Doorn
Logistiek Bataljon - Doorn
Motto Qua Patet Orbis (Wherever the World Extends)
Commanders
Ceremonial chief HM The Queen

The Korps Mariniers is the marine corps of the Netherlands, and is part of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Dutch Marines Corps is a highly disciplined force trained to operate anywhere in the world, under any condition. Its motto is Qua Patet Orbis, which means Wherever the World Extends. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Year 1665 (MDCLXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Commando (disambiguation). ... Royal Netherlands Navy Jack The Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy ) is the navy of the Netherlands. ... Doorn is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. ... Doorn is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. ... For other uses, see Curaçao (disambiguation). ... Doorn is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. ... Doorn is a municipality and a town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. ... Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands (born January 31, 1938 as Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, Prinses der Nederlanden, Prinses van Oranje-Nassau, Prinses van Lippe-Biesterfeld) has been the queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands since April 30, 1980. ... The UKs Royal Marines in a Rigid Raider assault watercraft A marine corps (from French corps de marine) is a branch of a nations armed forces incorporating Marines, intended to be capable of mounting amphibious assaults using infantry, armour, aircraft, and watercraft. ... Royal Netherlands Navy Jack The Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy ) is the navy of the Netherlands. ...

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History

The Corps was founded on 10 December 1665 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War by the unofficial leader of the republic Johan de Witt and Admiral Michiel de Ruyter as the Regiment de Marine. Its leader was Willem Joseph Baron van Ghent. The Dutch had successfully used ordinary soldiers in ships at sea in the First Anglo-Dutch War. It was the fifth European Marine unit formed, being preceded by the Spanish Marines (1537), the Portuguese Marines (1610), the French Marines (1622) and the British Marines (1664). Like Britain, the Netherlands has had several periods when its Marines were disbanded. The Netherlands itself was under French occupation or control from 1810 until 1813. A new Marine unit was raised on March 20, 1801 during the time of the Batavian Republic and on August 14, 1806 the Korps Koninklijke Grenadiers van de Marine was raised under King Louis Bonaparte. The modern Korps Mariniers dates from 1814, receiving its current name in 1817. December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Year 1665 (MDCLXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Royal Prince and other vessels at the Four Days Fight, 11–14 June 1666 by Abraham Storck depicts a battle of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. ... Johan de Witt (September 24, 1625, Dordrecht - August 20, 1672, The Hague) was a significant Dutch political figure. ... Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter, Lieutenant-Admiral of the United Provinces by Ferdinand Bol, painted 1667 Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (24 March 1607 - 29 April 1676) is one of the most famous admirals in Dutch history. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Spanish Marines were born in 1537, making it the oldest Marine Corps in the world, drawing from the Compañías Viejas del Mar de Nápoles. ... The Portuguese Navy Marines, presently named Corpo de Fuzileiros (Fusilier Corps), are a force of about 2000 men organized in a Base, a School, two Naval Infantry Battalions, a Special Actions Detachment, a Naval Police Unit, plus other support units, like dive sappers. ... The Marine Troops (Troupes de Marines) is a subset of the French Army dedicated to external operations. ... The Royal Marines (RM) are the marines and amphibious infantry of the United Kingdom and, along with the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, form the Naval Service [1]. They are also the United Kingdoms amphibious force and specialists in mountain and Arctic warfare. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... From 1795 to 1806, the Batavian Republic (Bataafse Republiek in Dutch) designated the Netherlands as a republic modeled after the French Republic, to which it was a vassal state. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Louis I Napoleon Bonaparte, King of Holland, Grand Duke of Berg and Cleves, Count of Saint-Leu (Lodewijk Napoleon in Dutch) (September 2, 1778 – July 25, 1846) was the fifth surviving child and fourth surviving son of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Ramolino. ...


The battle honors on the Korps Mariniers' colors are: Chatham (1667), Kijkduin (1673), Sennefe (1674), Spain, Dogger Bank (1781), West Indies, Algiers (1816), Atjeh, Bali, Rotterdam (1940), Java Sea (1942), Java and Madoera (1947-1948), and New Guinea (1962). Dutch Attack on the Medway, June 1667 by Pieter Cornelisz van Soest, painted c. ... Kijkduin is a seaside resort on the North Sea coast of the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. ... The naval Battle of the Dogger Bank took place on 5 August 1781 during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War, part of the American War of Independence, in the North Sea. ... The Bombardment of Algiers took place on August 27, 1816. ... Aceh (IPA pronunciation: , pronounced approximately Ah-Cèh, but with [e], not [ei] at the end) is a special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. ... Bali is an Indonesian island located at , the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. ... The bombing of Rotterdam was a terror bombardment by German forces on 14 May 1940, in the initial phases of World War II, when they invaded the Netherlands. ... Combatants United States Netherlands United Kingdom Australia Japan Commanders Karel Doorman† Takeo Takagi Strength 2 heavy cruisers 3 light cruisers 12 destroyers 2 heavy cruisers 2 light cruisers 14 destroyers 10 transports Casualties 5 cruisers sunk 5 destroyers sunk 2,300 sailors killed 4 loaded troop transports sunk The Battle...


In 1667, led by van Ghent, the Regiment de Marine played a prominent part in the large Dutch raid, the "Raid on the Medway" on England. The Korps' battle honor "Chatham" is one of the few ever won on British soil by a foreign unit. Dutch Attack on the Medway, June 1667 by Pieter Cornelisz van Soest, painted c. ... Chatham is a large English town that developed around an important naval dockyard on the east bank of the River Medway to the south-east of London in the county of Kent. ...


On June 29 1672, two-thirds of the Marines were withdrawn from the fleet and formed into a brigade in order to stiffen the inefficent and largely mercenary army in anticipation of an English invasion.


In 1704, Netherlands Marines were part of a combined British-Netherlands force under Prince George of Hesse-Darmstadt that captured Gibraltar and defended it successfully shortly afterwards. They would combine with the British again for the bombardment of Algiers in 1816. Prince George of Hesse-Darmstadt (1669-1705) (Source: Stadtarchiv Darmstadt) Prince George of Hesse-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 1669 - Barcelona September 13, 1705) was a Fieldmarshal in the Austrian army and conquerer of Gibraltar for the British in 1704. ... “Alger” redirects here. ...


The Korps Mariniers served in some of the operations of the Netherlands in the Dutch East Indies colony. The Netherlands took a slow approach to conquering the entire colony and operations consolidating their rule lasted from the 1850s until shortly before World War I. The battle honors from the Aceh War (1873-1913) and Bali date from this time. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Aceh War (also Achinese War) took place from 1873-1904 between the Netherlands and the people of Aceh in Sumatra as the Dutch attempted to colonize this independent state on the northern-most tip of Sumatra. ... Bali is an Indonesian island located at , the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. ...


In World War II, a Korps Mariniers unit in Rotterdam preparing to ship out to the Dutch East Indies successfully defended the bridges across the Maas, preventing the German paratroopers in the central city from hooking up with conventional German infantry. The Germans ended the stalemate by bombing Rotterdam. The threat of an attack by Marines caused tits German captain to scuttle the Antilla in Aruba in 1940. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... The Meuse(Maas) at Maastricht Length 925 km Elevation of the source 409 m Average discharge 230 m³/s Area watershed 36 000 km² Origin France Mouth Hollands Diep Basin countries France - Belgium - Netherlands The Meuse (Dutch Maas) is a large European river rising in France, flowing through Belgium and... The Antilla is World War II shipwreck off the coast of Aruba that is a popular snorkeling and scuba diving destination. ...


Some Mariniers later joined the Princess Irene Brigade to fight against the Germans. They distincted themselves in combat near the Dutch city of Tilburg in the autumn of 1944. The Royal Netherlands Motorized Infantry Brigade was initially formed from approximately 1500 Dutch troops, including a small group guarding German POWs, who arrived in the UK in May 1940 following the collapse of the Netherlands. ... Tilburg ( (help· info)) is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, located in the southern province of Noord-Brabant. ...


Starting in 1943, the United States Marine Corps trained and equipped a new brigade, the Mariniersbrigade, of the Korps Mariniers at Camp Lejeune and Camp Davis in North Carolina in preparation for amphibious landings against the Japanese in the Dutch East Indies. The Japanese surrendered before such landings were needed, but the Mariniersbrigade, fully trained and equipped, left North Carolina in six transports in 1945 and fought against the Indonesians in their National Revolution for independence. It was part of the A Division, which was itself commanded by a Korps Mariniers officer. It was disbanded in 1949. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is near Jacksonville, North Carolina, on the Atlantic seaboard of the United States. ... The West Wing, see NSF Thurmont (The West Wing). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


The Dutch kept West New Guinea after the Indonesian National Revolution and the Korps Mariniers served there until 1962 when it was granted independence. The same year it was invaded and incorporated into Indonesia. This article or section should be merged with Papua (Indonesian province) Map showing West New Guinea region The region of West New Guinea is the western half of the island of New Guinea or Papua, and has also been known as Irian Jaya or West Papua. ...


On June 11, 1977, Dutch Marines stormed a train that was being held hostage since May 23 by armed South Moluccan extremists in the village of De Punt, in the province of Drenthe. Six Dutch Air Force F-104 Starfighters buzzed the train as a diversion during the assault. Six terrorists and two hostages were killed in the storming. The Marines have since become the Dutch government's primary counter-terrorism force. (See "Combat Support Battalion" below.) They were also deployed in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and have since been deployed in Afghanistan. June 11 is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag of Republik Maluku Selatan, see also article at Flags of the World The South Moluccas, or Republik Maluku Selatan (RMS), was a self-proclaimed republic in the Maluku Islands, founded April 25, 1950. ... De Punt () is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. ... For the Dutch footballer, see Royston Drenthe. ... Logo of the Royal Netherlands Air Force Roundel of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. ... The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, high-performance, supersonic interceptor aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1958 until 1967 and continued in service with the Air National Guard until it was phased out in 1975. ... Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ... For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq arguably without the explicit backing of the...


More recently, around 70 Dutch Marines were involved in the search for Natalee Holloway, an American teenager who disappeared while on vacation in Aruba. the search did not yield any results. In September 2006 the Marine Corps got bad publicity when the media revealed clear and unacceptable misbehaviour of marines towards the local population when on training in Northern Norway. The Norwegian justice department however concluded that the Marines were severely provoked by the local population and did not see any grounds to prosecute.[1] Yearbook portrait of Natalee Holloway Natalee Ann Holloway (born October 21, 1986), from Mountain Brook, Alabama, United States, disappeared on May 30, 2005 during a graduation trip in Aruba. ...


The Corps celebrates its birthday each year at the Oostplein (lit., East Square) in Rotterdam, where the dead of the Corps are remembered. Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ...


Structure

All operational units of the Netherlands Marine Corps fall under the Marine Training Commando (MTC).


The MTC is a brigade sized organisation which contains two of the three Marine Battalions (MARNSBATs), the Combat Support Battalion (GEVSTBAT), the Logistical Battalion (LOGBAT), the Amphibious Support Battalion (AMFOSTBAT), and the Battle Casualty Replacements (BCRs).


Marine Battalions

Dutch Sniper Team

The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps has 3 operational Marine Battalions. Two of those (1MARNSBAT and 2MARNSBAT) are stationed in the Netherlands. The 3rd Marine Battalion (3MARNSBAT) has two active company stationed in the Caribbean. 31 Coy on Curaçao and 32 Coy on Aruba. These units are under direct command of the Navy Commander of the Caribbean (CZMCARIB) Image File history File links Kmarn_sniper. ... Image File history File links Kmarn_sniper. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ...


1MARNSBAT is the main contribution of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps to the United Kingdom/Netherlands Landing Force (UK/NL LF). 2MARNSBAT is the core of the Dutch contribution to the Allied Command Europe Mobile Force (Land) (AMF(L)), a fast intervention force of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR). 2MARNSBAT regularly participates in United Nations missions or other international operations. The NATO structure is divided into two commands, one for operations and one for transformation. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ...


Combat Support Battalion

Dutch BBE Marines

The Combat Support Battalion (GEVSTBAT) exists to provide (combat) support to the Marine Battalions, by using heavy weapons or trained specialists. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x2048, 650 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x2048, 650 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


GEVSTBAT contains two 120mm Mortar Companies (MRCIE1 and MRCIE2), an Air Defense Platoon (TLPEL), and an Engineer Reconnaissance Platoon (GNPEL).


GEVSTBAT also contains Special Forces (SF) units of the Dutch Marine Corps. These units are: This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

  • Unit Intervention Marines (former BBE) (a Counter-terrorism unit);
  • Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon (AMFVERKPEL) (combat divers);
  • Mountain Leader Reconnaissance Platoon (MLVERKPEL) (mountain and cold weather specialists).

GEVSTBAT also provides the necessary means to create the Long Distance Reconnaissance Company (LAVERCIE). LAVERCIE, when combined with the Commando Corps of the Royal Netherlands Army, forms the Netherlands' Special Operations Forces (NL SOF). NL SOF contains units from AMFVERKPEL, MLVERKPEL, and the UIM. Dutch BBE Marines The Bijzondere Bijstands Eenheid (Special Assistance Unit, BBE) is a Dutch counterterrorism unit. ... Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ... The Korps Commandotroepen (KCT) is a unit of the Royal Netherlands Army and part of the special forces of the Netherlands. ... The Royal Netherlands Army (Koninklijke Landmacht) is the land forces element of the Military of the Netherlands. ...


Logistical Battalion

Marines Deployed

To operate successfully, the Marine Battalions need logistical support. This basically means providing transportation, supplies, food, housing, and mental and medical care. When the GOEM was created, the Logistical Battalion (LOGBAT) was created with it for this reason. It has 3 tasks: Image File history File links Kmarn_deploy. ... Image File history File links Kmarn_deploy. ... Look up Logistics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  • Maintaining the units of the MTC;
  • Provide housing for the MTC;
  • Provide the MTC with the possibility to train and better themselves, to perform their tasks.

LOGBAT contains 3 companies to perform a variety of tasks. The Logistical Company (LOGCIE), the Medical Company (GNKCIE), and the Transport Company (TCIE).


LOGCIE is responsible for maintaining supplies, distributing supplies among combat units, providing communication possibilities, and handling administration. It is divided in 5 platoons:

  • Supply Platoon (BEVOPEL);
  • Maintenance Platoon (ONDERHPEL);
  • Clothing and Food Platoon (KLEVOPEL);
  • Administration Platoon (ADMINPEL);
  • Communications Platoon (VBDPEL).
Logistic Operations in Norway

GNKCIE is responsible for providing medical and mental care to MTC units. The company contains an infirmary, a Field Dressing Station (FDS), and an environmental health / workplace safety section. The FDS is a mobile field hospital similar to the United States Military combat support hospital. It is able to provide full surgical capabilities and is set up in a small amount of time. Image File history File links Kmarn_arctic_logistic. ... Image File history File links Kmarn_arctic_logistic. ... Workplace safety is an important management responsibility in industry. ... Field hospital of the Radom-Kielce Home Army area, during the Operation Tempest of 1944 A field hospital is a large mobile medical unit that takes care of the casualties outside the hospital buildings. ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ... A Combat Support Hospital (CSH) is a United States military mobile hospital delivered to the Corps Support Area in standard military-owned Demountable Containers (MILVAN) cargo containers and assembled by the staff into a tent hospital to treat wounded soldiers. ...


TCIE's task is to provide and maintain the mobility required by any MTC units. It contains 3 platoons:

  • Transportation Platoon;
  • Workshop Platoon;
  • Support Echelon Platoon.

Amphibious Support Battalion

The Amphibious Support Battalion (AMFOSTBAT) contains all amphibious landing craft as well as the Amphibious Beach Unit. It has 2 companies, the 1st Boat Company, and the 2nd Boat Company.


United Kingdom/Netherlands Landing Force

Marines in a RIB
Marines in a RIB

Since 1973, units of the Netherlands Marine Corps have formed part of the British 3 Commando Brigade during exercises and real conflict situations. Together, these form the UK/NL Landing Force. Either the First or the Second Marine Battalion can be assigned as the Dutch contribution to this force. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 3 Commando Brigade is the main manoeuvre force of the British Royal Marines. ...


The cooperation between the Korps Mariniers and the Royal Marines has led to extensive integration in the areas of operations, logistics and materials. Within NATO this is seen as a prime example of what can be achieved in military integration. The Royal Marines (RM), are the Royal Navys elite fighting forces. ... NATO 2002 Summit in Prague. ...


The RNLMC and Royal Marines have a long history of cooperation. During combined actions by the British and Dutch navies during the War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713), amphibious operations were carried out, the most notable being the Siege of Gibraltar in 1704. During this action, a successful attack was carried out against the fortress of Gibraltar by an 1800-strong brigade of Dutch and British Marines under the command of Prince George of Hesse-Darmstadt. Both corps share this battle honour. The Royal Marines (RM), are the Royal Navys elite fighting forces. ... Combatants Holy Roman Empire, Great Britain,[1] Dutch Republic, Portugal, Others France, Spain, Bavaria, Others Commanders Eugene of Savoy, Margrave of Baden, Count Starhemberg, Duke of Marlborough, Earl of Galway, Count Overkirk, Marquês das Minas Duc de Villars, Duc de Vendôme, Duc de Boufflers, Duc de Villeroi, Duke... Events March 8 - William III died; Princess Anne Stuart becomes Queen Anne of England, Scotland and Ireland. ... Year 1713 (MDCCXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... There have been several Sieges of Gibraltar. ... Events Building of the Students Monument in Aiud, Romania. ... Prince George of Hesse-Darmstadt (1669-1705) (Source: Stadtarchiv Darmstadt) Prince George of Hesse-Darmstadt (Darmstadt 1669 - Barcelona September 13, 1705) was a Fieldmarshal in the Austrian army and conquerer of Gibraltar for the British in 1704. ...


The nickname of the Dutch Marines among their Royal Marine counterparts is "the Cloggies."


Alliances

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The Royal Marines (RM), are the Royal Navys elite fighting forces. ...

References

  • Beknopte geschiedenis Korps Mariniers
  • Klein, Edwin,'The Dutch Marines and the Indonesian Problem', Marine Corps Gazette, Aug 1946.
  • Dorren, C.J.O., De geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Korps Mariniers van 1665-1945, 's Gravenhage, 1948.
  • Coox, Alvin D., 'The Dutch Invasion of England: 1667', Military Affairs, Vol. 13 No. 4, Winter 1949, pp. 223-233.
  • Dorren, C.J.O., 'Een historische terugblik op de ontsluiting van Japan na de maritieme strafexpedities tegen Kagoshima en Simonoseki (1863-1864)', Marineblad, 1950.
  • Edwards, H. W., 'Netherlands Korps Mariniers', Marine Corps Gazette, Sep 1953.
  • Dorren, C.J.O., Onze marineiersbrigade (1945-1949). Een veelbewogen episode in de korpsgeschiedenis, 's Gravenhage, 1955.
  • Strandberg. Carl, 'Netherlands Marines', Marine Corps Gazette, Dec 1961.
  • Bosscher, Ph. M., 'De gezantschapswacht te Peking', Marineblad, Vol. 75, 1965, pp.1145-1198.
  • Middelhoff, A.J.M., 'De geschiedenis van het 1ste Bataljon Marinetroepen', Marineblad, Vol. 79, 1969, pp. 627-642
  • de Korver, Michael, 'Royal Netherlands Marines belong to the world's second oldest marine corps', Marine Corps Gazette, Feb 1979.
  • Scharfen, 'Het Korps Mariniers' (interview), Marine Corps Gazette, Oct 1987.
  • Schoonoord, D.C.L., De Mariniersbrigade 1943-1949 Wording en inzet in Indonesië, Instituut voor Maritieme Historie, The Hague, 1988.
  • van Holst-Pellekaan, R.E., de Regst, I.C. and Bastiaans, I.F.J, Patrouilleren voor de Papoea's: de Koninklijke Marine in Nederlands Nieuw-Guinea 1945-1960, Amsterdam, 1989.

External Links

  • Official site of the Netherlands Marine Corps
  • KorpsMariniers.com

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