41 Commando RM

In October 1942 the 8th RM Battalion was disbanded and those who volunteered for, and passed the training, formed a new 41RM Commando. At the end of the war 41 RM Commando was disbanded.

In 1950 a new 41 Independent Commando was formed at Bickleigh before deploying to the war in Korea. Awarded a United States Presidential Unit Citation for services with the 1st Division United States Marine Corps at the Chosin Reservoir,  North Korea, Nov/Dec. 1950. The Commando returned to Bickleigh to be disbanded there in 1952.

On the 31st March 1960, 41 Commando RM was reformed at Bickleigh. [1]  The Unit saw service in Northern Ireland and with the UN Forces in Cyprus. The Unit was made non-operational on 20 May 1981 and on 5 August, Lt Col M J Reece OBE RM relinquished his appointment as the Commanding Officer. The Unit was again disbanded [2].

[1] RMRO 21 dated 1960.
[2] Royal Marines Museum.

Gallery images of RM Commandos post WW2

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