Not your average WAGs! Wives and girlfriends of Royal Marines strip for steamy charity calendar to raise money for the force
01:13 GMT, 11 October 2012
Royal Marines fighting on the frontline are about to get a sweet vision of home thanks to 12 of their stunning wives and girlfriends.
The women have posed for a steamy calendar in aid of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and to boost morale for marines abroad.
The calendar, in its second year, was shot at the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth and overseen by three Royal Marine 'WAGs' Becci Banfield, Jenny Robey and Lisa Clark.
Natalie, 28, from Exmouth, Devon, poses as Miss December on a huge vintage Union Jack flag covered in red, white and blue streamers
Together they had to whittle down 65
women who replied to an advert on their Facebook group.
The selection policy took into account both looks and personal stories and organiser Becci Banfield says: 'There's so much personality.'
It is the only calendar of its kind to be officially endorsed by the
Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and its Facebook group, which has 170 members, also doubles up
as a support forum for all wives and girlfriends of soldiers.
Last year the calendar raised 4,000.
For more information please visit www.rmwagscalendar.co.uk
Rock fan Leanne, 24, from Plymouth, gets her groove on as Miss March
One of the 12 girls chosen from the 65 who applied via Facebook to be in the calender was Marina, who poses here as Miss January
The girls overseeing the calendar, Becci Banfield, Jenny Robey and Lisa Clark, chose Joanne, 28, from Helensburgh, Scotland as their Miss August
Yasmin, 21, from Yeovil, Somerset, poses by a majestic fireplace as Miss October
Hilary, 26, from Exmouth, Devon, poses as Miss September. The girls were chosen for a mixture of their looks, and their own personal back stories, says organiser Becci Banfield
Natasha, from Glasgow, poses as Miss June, while Lauren, 23, from Tamworth, poses as Miss May showing off some incredible body art in the middle of an English country garden
Getting her spotty lingerie and pink wellies on for a good cause is Lauren, from Exmouth, Devon, who is Miss April
The Marines Facebook page where the women were recruited doubles up as a support forum for all wives and girlfriends of soldiers, and has 170 members – one of whom is Eden, from Leicester, who landed the role of Miss February
The women posed for the calendar to raise money for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund – and to boost morale for marines abroad, of course. Here Leonie, from Liverpool is Miss November
Some of the girls preparing for the shoot – which took place in the impressive environs of the Marines Museum in Portsmouth. From left: Angharad, 22, Leanne, 24, Natalie, 28, and Lauren