To all Royal Marines who rank the USMC "8th or 9th" among the 10 top Marine Corps of the world. To place the USMC that low is something only a pseudo intellectual would do, someone so naive with a mind spawned from some primordial miasma that if someone told them that dressed in a tuxedo King Kong could pass for handsome they would invest in a company that makes tuxedos for gorillas thinking that they'd get rich. To them grits ain't grocery, eggs ain't poultry and Mona Lisa was a man. Few of those 10 put before us can talk the talk because they have yet to walk the walk, they have little to no combat experience. To piss on us is pissing on that 5,000 marines their Navy stranded on Guadalcanal with little food and ammo fleeing a Japanese flotilla that never came. Those 5,000 untested marines wiped out 35,000 seasoned expert Japanese jungle fighters living off Japanese rice and tinned fish while smoking the only tobacco they had Japanese stink weed tobacco. The first time the Royal marines fought with US marines was 41 independent commando in Korea. Along with the 7th marines they fought a withdrawal annihilating every CCF division thrown at them bringing out not only their dead but equipment too. The Royal marines honored the USMC by presenting them with the Canton Bell they captured in China in 1875. British Para's can talk crap about US airborne because the Red Berets make American Paratroops look like boy scouts. Even though because the RMC is smaller and training more extensive the Royal marines combat record pales before the USMC. The SAS is not as old as the Royal marines but have a battle record of whats known better than the RMC. Both Royal and US marines are in fight with a lunatic wrapped in a sheet "Mohammad Alla Akbah" now who would you Royals want at your back marines with the theory of combat or marines that have walked the walk? Base your ranking on fact history proves what the USMC has done and to degrade us is like bringing a knife to a gun fight.