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The Spanish Naval Infantry ( ; lit) is the naval infantry unit of the Spanish Navy (Armada Española) responsible for conducting amphibious warfare by utilizing naval platforms and resources. The Marine Corps is fully integrated into the Armada's structure.
The Corps was formed in 1537 by Charles I of Spain (also known as Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor), making it the oldest marine corps in existence in the world, drawing from the Compañías Viejas del Mar de Nápoles.


The Spanish Marine Infantry is an elite corps, highly specialised in amphibious warfare, that is, to project an amphibious force onto a hostile, or potentially hostile, coast. Its ability to embark on a short term notice with (land, air and naval) Navy assets, makes it a unit with a high strategic value. Adding to this a high degree of training, and the capability to deploy swiftly in international waters, results in a potent dissuasive force available at a short notice in distant regions.
One of the main characteristics of a marine is the uniform that he wears. On the sleeves of the Spanish Marines are the three "Sardinetas", which marks it as a member of the Royal House Corps. This was given in recognition for a heroic last stand in the Castillo del Morro of Havana, Cuba against a British expedition in 1762. The only other unit to wear the sardinetas and red trouser stripes is the Spanish Royal Guard. Spanish Marines have modern assets to comply with its mission, having personnel specialised in artillery, sapping, helicopters, special operations, communications, tanks, among others. Some vehicles form the Grupo Mecanizado Anfibio del Tercio de Armada (the Mechanized Amphibious Group of the Navy Tercio).
The Marines of Spain are not only a fleet force, as the Spanish Royal Marine Guard Company are responsible for the defense and security forces of naval bases and facilities, naval schools and training units, and all facilities that support the Marines themselves.


First period

File:Cervantes en Lepanto.jpgthumbThe most famous Spanish Marine is without a doubt Miguel de Cervantes, author of the novel Don Quixote, who was wounded in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Another famous writer, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, also served with the marines.
The Infantería de Armada (Navy Infantry) was created by Charles V in 1537, when he permanently assigned the Compañías Viejas del Mar de Nápoles (Old Sea Companies of Naples) to the Escuadras de Galeras del Mediterráneo (Mediterranean Galley Squadrons). But it was Philip II who established today's concept of a landing force. This was a pure naval power projection ashore by forces deployed from ships that could maintain their ability to fight despite being based on board. This is the period of the famous Tercios (literally "One Third", due to its organisation: one third of musketeers, one third of swordsmen and the final third of pikemen):La Infantería de Marina Espanola. Sintesis histórica y Evolución Orgánica. Ministerio de Defensa, 2011.Enrique Martínez Ruiz & al. Spain and Sweden: encounters throughout history. Madrid 2001, s. 86.
  • Tercio Nuevo de la Mar de Nápoles.
  • Tercio de la Armada del Mar Océano.
  • Tercio de Galeras de Sicilia.
  • Tercio Viejo del Mar Océano y de Infantería Napolitana.
Of the Tercios above, the first is considered the core of the Spanish Marine Infantry, and it bears in its coat of arms two crossed anchors that became the Corps' coat of arms until 1931.
In 1704, the Tercios became regiments: Regimiento de Bajeles (Vessel's Regiments), Regimiento de la Armada (Navy Regiment), R. del Mar de Nápoles (Naples' Sea Regiment), and R. de Marina de Sicilia (Sicily's Navy Regiment), detaching some small units to the Army, and the main body remained in the Navy becoming the Cuerpo de Batallones de Marina (Navy Battalions Corps).
The battles that the marines served in during this very busy period included:
  • Algiers expedition (1541).
  • Battle of Lepanto (1571).
  • Tunisia expedition (1573).
  • The conquest of Terceira Island (Azores) (1582).
  • Great Britain expedition (1599).
  • San Salvador (Brazil) expedition (1625).

Second period

In 1717 the Cuerpo de Batallones de Marina was definitively settled and organized, reaching its full strength of twelve battalions. The first ones were named: Armada, Bajeles, Marina, Oceano, Mediterráneo and Barlovento. Their mission was to form the "Main body of landing columns and ship's soldiers tasks" in a time that boarding was still a critical part of battle at sea. They were also gun crews. In 1728 the battalion Mediterráneo and in 1731 the battalion Barlovento were disbanded.
"1717 – 1740. Batallones de Marina." Los Ejércitos del Rey. 2018-06-28. In 1741 there were eight battalions and ten years later another was added. In 1740 a marine artillery corps was founded. At mid 18th century there were 12,000 marine infantry and 3,000 marine gunners. The infantry formed boarding parties while the gunners manned the ship cannons. As needed landing parties were formed. Both corps also garrisoned the navy's coastal fortresses. During the War of Spanish Independence both the marine infantry and the marine artillery was reorganized as seven regiments, mainly fighting on land as part of army divisions.
In a 1793, a woman, Ana Maria de Soto, disguised as a man, and answering to the name of Antonio Maria de Soto, enlisted in the 6th company of 11° Battalion of the Navy, being licensed with pension and honors in 1798, when she was discovered to be a woman. She was the first female marine in the world.
The major actions they took part in during this period were:
  • Sardinia, 1717
  • Naples and Sicily, 1732
  • Battle of Cartagena de Indias, 1741
  • Defence of Havana, 1762
  • Algiers expedition, 1775
  • Battle of Pensacola (1781)
  • Siege of Toulon, 1793
  • Defense of Ferrol, Spain, 1800
  • Recapture of Buenos Aires, 1806

Third period

thumbleftColor of the 3rd Marine Regiment of Cartagena, today Tercio de Levante
The increasing efficiency of the naval artillery made boarding obsolete after the Napoleonic Wars, the marine infantry and marine artillery was merged in 1827 into a brigade, Brigada Real de Marina with focus on artillery. The brigade that consisted of two battalions was renamed the Real Cuerpo de Artillería de Marina in 1833. In the First Carlist War 1834-39, three battalions of marine infantry were organized, serving as field infantry, with an additional battalion raised to reinforce the Royal Guards in Madrid. In 1839 the corps was renamed Cuerpo de Artillería and Infanteriá de Marina. In 1841 the infantry was transferred to the army.Colección de las leyes, Decretos y de Decaciones de La Cortes, y los Reales Decretos de 1841. Madrid 1842, p. 884. The marine artillery remained in the navy under the name of Cuerpo de Artillería de Marina . However, in 1848, the naval infantry was re-established by the formation of a new Corps, Cuerpo de Infantería de Marina, , then as an infantry regiment organized into three battalions and the regimental HQ, as well as support units and the band. The marine artillery was abolished in 1857. The five battalions of marine infantry were reorganized in 1869 to three regiments, one for each naval station. By this time, the mission of the marines changed from naval garrison troops, to a landing force serving mainly in the colonies.
During the Third Carlist War 1872–1876 the marines fought as field infantry. In 1879, the marine infantry academy, the Academia General Central de Infantería de Marina was founded. The colonial wars in the Philippines and on Cuba, with constant landing operations, lead to a reorganization of the marines into three brigades of two regiments each. In 1886 the marines contained four brigades, each with four tercios, while the reorganization of 1893 created three regiments of two battalions each. During the Philippine Revolution and the Spanish–American War the marines fought as part of army divisions.
Though Spain's empire was dismembered in the nineteenth century the marines continued to be active abroad. Its most important actions in this period were:
  • Santo Domingo (1804)
  • Cochinchina (Vietnam) (1858)
  • Mexico (1862)
  • Cuba and Philippines (1898)
  • Morocco (1911)
File:Escudo Infantería de Marina Republica Española.pngthumb100pxInsignia during the Republican period (1931–1939) File:Escudo Infantería Marina España Franquismo.svgthumb100pxInsignia during the Francoist period (1939–1975) These actions were carried out by the Batallones Expedicionarios (Expeditionary Battalions), some of them campaigning abroad for up to ten years.

Fourth period

At the end of the World War I, the Battle of Gallipoli made almost all countries abandon the idea of amphibious assault. The world's marine corps fell into a deep crisis, with the Spanish Marine Infantry being no exception, though it enjoyed success during the Third Rif War in its innovative Alhucemas amphibious assault in 1925, when it employed coordinated air and naval gunfire to support the assault.
Owing to its high-profile action in the unpopular Rif Wars, the Spanish Navy Marine corps was branded as a leftover of the Spanish colonial era. After the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic in 1931, the reforms of the armed forces introduced by newly nominated Republican Minister of War Manuel Azaña within the first months of the new government sought to disband the corps.
Before it was officially disbanded, however, the Spanish Civil War intervened and the corps split and served both sides with the garrisons of Ferrol and Cádiz on the Nationalist side and the garrison of Cartagena, as well as a detachment in Madrid, on the Republican side. During the bitterly fought war the Marines performed garrison duties, led landing parties, and provided expert artillery and machine gun crews. The Republican 151 Brigada Mixta fought mostly inland battles far away from the sea. Photographer Robert Capa took pictures of the Spanish Marine Infantry in the Battle of the Segre. Republican Infantería de Marina Lieutenant Colonel Ambrosio Ristori de la Cuadra, killed in action during the Siege of Madrid, was posthumously awarded the Laureate Plate of Madrid.

Fifth period

After the civil war, during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, the strength of the Infantería Marina was increased. In 1957, the Grupo Especial Anfibio (Amphibious Special Group) was created, and the Spanish Marine Infantry returned to its primary duty as a Landing Force Mission. In 1958 it established a beachhead in Spanish Sahara and Ifni during the Ifni War. The capabilities and strength of the Spanish Marine Infantry were increased: new amphibious vehicles, anti-tank weapons, individual equipment and artillery.
The Tercio de Armada (TEAR) became the main amphibious unit and has experienced several restructures that led to the E-01 Plan, which defines the requirements and structures from the year 2000 for the Spanish Marine Infantry. The Spanish Marines have been present in Europe, Central America and Asia in an anonymous role as an "emergency force" ready to evacuate civilians in conflict areas, or as a deterrence force in providing cover for the actions of allied forces. The current base for the Spanish Marines is in San Fernando.

Modern Day

The Spanish Marine Infantry have been deployed to various NATO operations such as Afghanistan.

Special operations deployments

Since the 2009, the special operations units from the Spanish Navy (the Special Combat Divers Unit (UEBC), the Special Explosive Defusers Unit (UEDE) from the Navy Diving Center, and the Special Operations Unit (UOE) from the Marine Infantry) are merged into the Special Naval Warfare Force, that is organized inside the whole Navy. This unit has also taken part in several operations including Atalanta in Somalia, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, Hispaniola in Haiti and the hijack of the fishing vessel Alakrana in Somali waters.


Marine brigade

The main fighting Force of the Spanish Marine Infantry is the Marine Infantry Brigade, which includes the following units:
  • Marine Infantry Brigade (BRIMAR)
    • Headquarters Battalion, with 1x Headquarters, 1x Signals, 1x Military Intelligence, Battlefield Surveillance & Electronic Warfare and 1x Reconnaissance & Target Acquisition Company
    • 1st Landing Battalion, with 1x HQ & Service, 3x Naval Fusiliers and 1x Weapons Company
    • 2nd Landing Battalion, with 1x HQ & Service, 3x Naval Fusiliers and 1x Weapons Company
    • 3rd Mechanized Landing Battalion, with 1x HQ & Service, 2x Mechanized (Piranha IIIC 8x8), 1x Tank (M60A3 TTS) and 1x Weapons Company
    • Amphibious Mobility Group, with 1x HQ & Service, 1x Engineer, 1x Amphibious Assault Vehicle, 1x Anti-Tank (TOW) and 1x Boat Company
    • Artillery Landing Group, with 1x HQ & Service, 2x Field Artillery (105mm Mod. 56), 1x Self-propelled Artillery (155mm M109AE), 1x Air-Defense Artillery Battery (Mistral) and 1x Fire Support Coordination and Control Company
    • Combat Service Support Group, with 1x HQ & Service, 1x Transport, 1x Medical, 1x Supply, 1x Maintenance Company and 1x Beach Organization & Movement Company
thumbcenter720pxStructure of the Marine Infantry Brigade, 2017

Protection Forces

thumb40pxSpanish Naval Protection Forces emblem
The Protection Force (FUPRO) is in charge of ensuring the security of naval and other designated facilities and contains around 2000 troops. FUPRO is commanded by a brigadier general and is made up of the following battalion sized Tercios (En:Thirds):
  • Tercio del Norte (TERNOR) - Northern Regiment
  • Tercio de Levante (TERLEV) - Eastern Regiment
  • Tercio del Sur (TERSUR) - South Regiment
  • Unidad de Seguridad del Mando Naval de Canarias (USCAN) - Canary Islands Naval Command Security Unit
  • Agrupación de Infantería de Marina de Madrid (AGRUMAD) - Madrid Marine Infantry Group

Special Forces

See article: Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial
thumbleft40pxEmblem of the Spanish Naval Special Warfare Force.
thumb80pxMembers of the Special Operations Unit (UOE) during a boarding practice.
The Fuerza de Guerra Naval Especial (FGNE) is the special operations force of the Spanish Navy specializing in maritime, land and coastal environments. It is made up of the former Special Naval Warfare Command, the defunct Special Operations Unit of the Marine Infantry Brigade (UOE) and the defunct Special Combat Divers Unit (UEBC).
These units are grouped into elements with the following main tasks:
  • Command and control: Command Group and Staff and CIS Platoon of the Staff and Support Unit
  • Combat: Estoles
  • Combat Support (CSU): Boat and parachute unit of the Staff and Support Unit.
  • Combat Services Support (CSSU): Health, Provisioning, Transportation, folding, Weapons and Material and Cargo of the Staff and Support Unit

Marine Company of the Royal Guard

thumb40pxleftFlag of the Marine company of the Spanish Royal Guard.
Compañía Mar Océano de la Guardia Real was created on 1 December 1981 as part of the Royal Guard. Its organization is that of a Rifle Company.

Naval Police

leftthumb40pxNaval Police emblem
File:Policía Naval (6200272863).jpgthumbPeugeot 307 of the Naval Police in the port of Vigo.
The Naval Police Units are basically organized for the performance, both in peace and in war, of specific security and order missions. They fulfill the duties of surveillance of units and units of the Navy, custody, escort and regulation of transport and military convoys, protection of authorities, identification of personnel and vehicles, etc. In the exercise of their functions they will have the character of agents of the authority.

Compañía de Reconocimiento y Adquisición de Blancos (TAR)

The Compañía de Reconocimiento y Adquisición de Blancos (TAR) was created in 2012, replacing the Reconnaissance Unit (URECON) assigned to the Headquarters Battalion. Its mission is the recognition for the Marine Infantry Brigade (BRIMAR). Its tasks are observation and reconnaissance, target acquisition and control of fire support (artillery and air strikes) and mobility. For this, he trains in insertion / extraction using skydiving and diving techniques.

Sección Martín Álvarez

While she remained active, the Spanish aircraft carrier Príncipe de Asturias (R11) had an assigned section of embarked Marines who were responsible for the security and control of the vessel, conducting Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) using helicopters or RIBs.
Once the ship began its decommissioning process, the Section was dismantled and its members assigned to other units.

Personnel structure

{ align="center" Spanish Marine Infantry Direct Entry 2018
! align="left" width="100" Rank Level
! align="left" width="300" Education
! align="left" width="350" Training
! align="left" width="100" Rank Span
rowspan=3 Officers
Bachillerato and University Entrance Exam
18–21 years old Escuela Naval Militar (ENM)
5 years rowspan=3 First Lieutenant - Major General
Bachelor's degree, not older than 26 years rowspan=2ENM 1 year
Master's degree, not older than 27 years
rowspan=3 Non-commissioned officers
18–21 years old rowspan=3 Escuela de Infantería de Marina General Albacete Fuster
* Curso de Acceso a la Escala de Suboficiales
3 years rowspan=3OR6 - OR9
Técnico Medio (secondary vocational degree), not older than 21 years
Entrance exam to Vocational College,
not older than 21 years
Educación Secundaria Obligatoria
18–29 years of age Escuela de Infantería de Marina General Albacete Fuster:
* Curso de Acceso a Militar Profesional de Tropa y Marinería OR1 - OR5
Sources: colspan=3"La Profecíon Militar."
Fuerzas Armadas Españolas. 2018-07-29. "Presentación Empleo y Formación." Armada Española. 2018-07-29.

Ranks of the Spanish Marine Infantry

Even though the ranks of the Marine Infantry are similar to Spanish Army ranks they wear also sleeve and cuff insignia to recognize them as part of the naval establishment, aside from shoulder rank insignia.

Officer rank insignia


Non-commissioned officers rank insignia

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colspan=3 Suboficial mayor
colspan=3 Subteniente
colspan=2 Brigada
colspan=2 Sargento primero
colspan=6 Sargento
colspan=6 Cabo mayor
colspan=4 Cabo primero
colspan=2 Cabo
colspan=6 Soldado de Primera
colspan=2 Soldado

Officer Cadets and NCO Candidates

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(Alumno 5º)
Guardiamarina de 2º
(Alumno 4º)
Guardiamarina de 1º
(Alumno 3º)
Aspirante de 2º
(Alumno 2º)
Aspirante de 1º
(Alumno 1º)
Sargento Alumno 3º año
Alumno 2º año
Alumno 1º año
Aspirante MPTM

Battledress officers rank insignia

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colspan=2 Teniente General
colspan=2 General de División
colspan=2 General de Brigada
colspan=2 Coronel
colspan=2 Teniente Coronel
colspan=2 Comandante
colspan=2 Capitán
colspan=3 Teniente
colspan=3 Alférez

Battledress non-commissioned officers rank insignia

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colspan=2 100px
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colspan=6 100px
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colspan=2 100px
colspan=6 100px
colspan=2 100px
colspan=3 Suboficial mayor
colspan=3 Subteniente
colspan=2 Brigada
colspan=2 Sargento primero
colspan=6 Sargento
colspan=6 Cabo mayor
colspan=4 Cabo primero
colspan=2 Cabo
colspan=6 Soldado de Primera
colspan=2 Soldado

The Spanish Marine's Decalogue

Original Spanish

  • 1º mandamiento : Mi primer deber como infante de marina es estar permanentemente dispuesto a defender España y entregar si fuera preciso mi propia vida
  • 2º mandamiento : Seré siempre respetuoso con mis mandos, leal con mis compañeros, generoso y sacrificado en mi trabajo
  • 3º mandamiento : Estaré preparado para afrontar con valor abnegación y espíritu de servicio cualquier misión asiganada a la Infantería de Marina
  • 4º mandamiento : Seré siempre respetuoso con las tradiciones del cuerpo, estaré orgulloso de su historia y nunca haré nada que pueda desprestigiar su nombre
  • 5º mandamiento : Ajustaré mi conducta al respeto de las personas, su dignidad y derechos serán valores que guardaré y exigiré
  • 6º mandamiento : Como Infante de marina la disciplina constituirá mi norma de actuación, la practicaré y exigiré en todos los cometidos que se me asignen
  • 7º mandamiento : Como Infante de marina mi misión será sagrada, en su cumplimiento venceré o moriré
  • 8º mandamiento : Aumentar la preparación física y mental será mi objetivo permanente
  • 9º mandamiento : Seré duro en la fatiga, bravo en el combate, nunca el desaliento en mi pecho anidará, nobleza y valentía serán mis emblemas
  • 10º mandamiento : ¡Mi lema! ... ¡Valiente por tierra y por mar!


  • 1: As a Marine my first duty is to be constantly ready to defend Spain and give my life if necessary.
  • 2: I shall be always loyal with my brothers, respectful with my superiors, generous and devoted to my task.
  • 3: I shall be always ready to face with courage, dedication and spirit of service any mission assigned to the Spanish Marine Corps.
  • 4: I shall be always respectful about the traditions of the Corps, be proud of its history and will never do anything that may adversely reflect on its name.
  • 5: I shall guide my conduct with respect for people, their dignity and rights I shall guard.
  • 6: As a Marine, discipline will be my standard of acting in all tasks assigned to me.
  • 7: As a Marine, my mission is sacred; in its fulfillment, I shall either win or die.
  • 8: Improving my body and training my mind shall be my permanent goals.
  • 9: I shall be strong on fatigue, brave in battle, discouragement shall never nest in my heart, for honor and courage are my banners.
  • 10: My motto!: Bravery in land and in the sea!


File:Spanish Marines 040505-N-7586B-236.jpgthumbSpanish marines assigned to the frigate SPS Numancia (F83)
File:AAV-7 en Santander2.JPGthumbSpanish Marine Infantry deploying from an AAV-7 during an exhibition on Sardinero beach in Santander, in celebration of Armed Forces Day (Dia de las Fuerzas Armadas) in 2009
File:Spanish M109A5 howitzer Bright Star 2001.jpgthumbAn M109 howitzer of the Spanish Marines coming ashore during Exercise BRIGHT STAR 01/02, in 2001

Infantry weapons


  • Llama M82 (are being replaced)
  • FN FNP-9 (are going to replace Llama M82)
  • HK USP (are going to replace Llama M82)
  • SIG Sauer P230 (used by UOE)

Assault rifles

  • Heckler & Koch G36 (E and KV versions)
  • Heckler & Koch HK416 (Only in the Special Naval Warfare Force)

Grenade launchers

  • AG36
  • LAG 40
  • Mk 19

Sniper rifles

  • Accuracy International Arctic Warfare
  • Barrett M95

Submachine guns

  • Heckler & Koch MP5
  • Machine guns

    • FN Minimi (5,56 Nato, 7,62 Nato)
    • CETME Ameli (replaced by FN minimi)
    • Rheinmetall MG-3
    • M2HB
    • M60 machine gun

    Anti-tank weapons

    • C-100
    • C-90C


    • ECIA 81 mm mortar
    • M-109A2. Six vehicles
    • 12 M-56

    Guided missiles

    • TOW 2A (anti-tank)
    • Spike missile (anti-tank)
    • 12 Mistral (anti-aircraft)


    • 17 M-60A3 TTS
    • 39 Piranha IIIC 8x8 (Electronic Warfare, Turret LANCE, Medical etc..)
    • 19 AAV-7A (amphibious armoured personnel carrier)
    • 124 Humvee (will be replaced for URO VAMTAC BN3)



    The Marcha Heroica de la Infanteria de Marina (Heroic March of the Marine Infantry), also known as the Himno de la Infantería de Marina is the official march of the Spanish Marines. It was authored by J. Raimundo and composed by Colonel Don Agustín Díez Guerrero. The text is as follows:
    let's go fight
    The Homeland enlarge
    and its glory increase
    nobility and bravery
    our emblems are:
    not abandon the ensign
    to the noise of the cannon
    why die for it
    It is our obligation.
    Don't cry to me, my mother
    if in the fight I have to stay
    what is the duty of the Spanish
    for my country!
    your blood spill
    To fight, to fight
    brave Marines
    to win or die
    for defending the noble Spain
    For his honor, for his honor
    let's all fight incessantly
    until we achieve our soil
    the admiration of the whole world
    let's go fight
    The Homeland enlarge
    and its glory increase
    nobility and bravery
    our emblems are:
    not abandon the ensign
    to the noise of the cannon
    why die for it
    It is our obligation
    Don't cry to me, my mother
    if in the fight I have to stay
    what is the duty of the Spanish
    for my country!
    your blood spill
    Glory to the brave
    that by sea and land
    heroically they died
    defending his flag
    Let's follow their example
    of unparalleled bravery
    that the Marines
    gloriously they know how to succeed


    Its official motto is "Per Terra et Mare" ("By Land and Sea"), which is also used as the motto of the Royal Marines and is also similar to other marine units.


    File:12 de octubre de 2014 en Madrid, banda de música de la Armada Española.JPGthumbThe band on Spanish National Day.
    The Music Band of the Marines is the military band of the Marine Infantry and the larger Spanish Navy. For this, it has the Music Band, created in 1950, it is made up of a select group of non-commissioned officers and professional musicians. Its first performance was in the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid on 1 April 1951. It marches in both military ceremonies and parades, as well as in civil events. Based in Madrid it serves as the successor to bands of both that service and the whole of the Navy. The Madrid Marine Corps Ground (AGRUMAD) Music Band, also based in Madrid, also serves this branch. Since 1990, which was the year of its reestablishment, it has participated in concerts organized by the aforementioned association as well as military festivals in Spain. In 1970, it performed in the International Contest of Military Music Bands held in Valencia in 1970, in which he obtained 1st prize. It also has taken part in foreign activities in neighboring countries such as Belgium.


    File:Infantería de marina trabajo A.pngBarrack Dress A
    File:Infantería de marina trabajo B.pngBarrack Dress B
    File:Infantería de marina diario A.pngService Dress A
    File:Infantería de marina diario B.pngService Dress B
    File:Infantería de marina diario C.pngService Dress C
    File:Infantería de marina gala A.pngDress Uniform A
    File:Infantería de marina gala B.pngDress Uniform B
    File:Infantería de marina etiqueta A.pngMess Dress A
    File:Infantería de marina etiqueta B.pngMess Dress B
    File:Infantería de marina gran etiqueta.pngCeremonial Dress
    Source:"Orden DEF/1756/2016, de 28 de octubre, por la que se aprueban las normas de uniformidad de las Fuerzas Armadas." Agencia Estatal Boletín del Estado. 2018-07-30

    See also

    • Marine (military)
    • Unidad de Operaciones Especiales (UOE)
    • Alonso Pita da Veiga at the "Battle of Pavia" captured King Francis I of France (1513–1525)
    • Miguel de Cervantes Spain's most famous Marine, injured at the Battle of Lepanto (1571), where the Spanish marines played a decisive part.
    • Salve Marinera, Spanish Navy anthem. Some of its best versions are sung by choruses of the Infantería de Marina
    • Armada of Spain
    • Spanish Republican Navy

    External links

    • Official site
    • El Tercio de Armada (BRIMAR) (SP Marines Brigade)
    • Spanish Marines History
    • Spanish Marines Portal
    • Salve marinera – Anthem (by the Chorus of Infanteria de Marina and Escuela Nacional de Marineria) and Video
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