Marines: Defence Equipment and Uniforms:Written question - 22829

Asked by Andrew Gwynne
(Denton and Reddish)
Asked on: 18 January 2016
Ministry of Defence
Marines: Defence Equipment and Uniforms
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is his Department's policy that Royal Marines are required to contribute towards the cost of their uniform or equipment.
Answered by: Mark Lancaster
Answered on: 26 January 2016

On joining and for deployments, Royal Marines are issued with the uniform and equipment required for their role and specific tasking.

Officers, unlike Other Ranks, are required to pay for the maintenance of their uniforms for which Income Tax relief is provided automatically via salary.

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