The above link has an article with some details but here's the full scoop with some more disturbing facts:
Probe into Royal Marines bullying claim
November 27, 2005 - 12:29 PM
Britain's Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation into claims of violent bullying in the Royal Marines.
It said it had launched the probe as the News of the World newspaper published photographs of what it said were recruits at the Royal Marines being forced to fight each other naked in a bizarre initiation ceremony.
The blurred photos, taken from a video sequence, show around a dozen men standing naked in a field.
Two of them are seen fighting each other, first with large rubber mats wrapped around their arms and then with bare fists.
The photos, published in Sunday's edition of the paper, then appear to show a man dressed in blue, who the paper says is a more senior Marine, kicking one of the new recruits in the head.
The final photo of the series shows a recruit lying naked on the ground. The paper says he is unconscious.
The News of the World said the ceremony was secretly filmed in May this year at a barracks near Plymouth by another soldier, who claimed abuse was widespread within the Marines.
He said recruits were tortured with electric shocks to their genitals, forced to crawl naked through thorns and ordered to jump out of bedroom windows, which had caused some to break their legs, the paper said.
The MoD said it was satisfied the tape was genuine.
"The Royal Marines take these allegations extremely seriously and have a zero tolerance policy on bullying and harassment," a spokesman said.
"An SIB (Special Investigations Board) investigation has been launched.
"Bullying and harassment is not widespread within the armed forces. Behaviour of this kind will not be tolerated and every effort is made to apply this policy rigorously."
There have been a number of allegations of abuse within the British armed forces recently, most notably in connection with the deaths of four young soldiers at Deepcut army barracks in Surrey between 1995 and 2002.
A parliamentary report into bullying in the armed forces concluded earlier this year that it was rarely reported and that for too long the services "had failed to grasp the nettle of duty of care".http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/Probe-into-Royal-Marines-bullying-claim/2005/11/27/1133026332879.html
The worst part is that a day later or so another marine from a different unit (40 Commando) came forth with another video.