The Union Club

The Union Club was used to accommodate visiting families, friends and guests of officers at the Depot.

Within the grounds is one of two memorial stones marking the area on the beach where Julius Caesar is believed to have first set foot on British soil in the year 55 BC. The second is located on Walmer Green beyond the Lifeboat Station.

It could be strongly argued that, had the Corps of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines been around at that time the history of the Roman and British Empires could well have been significantly altered! Who knows?


Juluis Caesar landing memorial, a gift of Major William A. Barnes, 1985

We hope that you have enjoyed your journey along the Royal Marines Heritage Trail!