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 Commando saw service in Northern Ireland and with the UN Forces in Cyprus until it was again disbanded in 1980

Sources
[1] RMRO 21 dated 1960.
 

Gallery images of RM Commandos post WW2

 


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