Brazilian Marine Corps

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The Brazilian Marine Corps (Portuguese: Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais; CFN) is the land combat branch of the Brazilian Navy.


Deployed nationwide, along the coasts, in the marginal regions of Amazônia and in the Pantanal, in peacetime it provides for the security of Naval installations and aids isolated populations through civic action programs in the Naval Districts. Externally, it provides security for the embassies of Brazil in Algeria, in Paraguay, in Haiti and in Bolivia. It has participated in all of the armed conflicts in the Military history of Brazil.

The badge consist of an encircled anchor superimposed over a pair of crossed ron the collar points of the dress and service uniforms.


The Royal Brigade of the Navy

The CFN was originally the old Royal Brigade of the Navy, a unit of Marine Soldiers created in Portugal by HRM Queen Maria I in 1797.

The Brazilian Marines trace their origin to 1808 when the troops of the Royal Brigade of the Navy (the Portuguese Marine Corps) arrived in Brazil (then a Portuguese colony) when Mary I of Portugal and her son and regent John VI fled Europe during the Napoleonic Wars.

The baptism of fire: the conquest of Cayenne

In retaliation for the invasion of Portugal, Prince Regent, Dom João commanded the invasion of French Guiana, whose capital, Cayenne, was captured on the 14th of January 1809.

Historical campaigns

Later, the unit was involved in diverse campaigns, in the War of the independence of Brazil,...
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