Formed as 45 RM Commando in August 1943 from the disbanded 5th RM Battalion. World War 2 operations included the Normandy landings and the crossings of the rivers Rhine, Weser, Aller and Elbe.
The Commando was one of the three RM Commando Units not disbanded after the war. Redesignated 45 Commando RM in March 1946.
The post-war years saw the Commando deployed on operations to Palestine, Suez, Malaya, Aden and Cyprus. The Commando finally returned to the UK in 1967 after 24 years operational service abroad and moved to its current base in Arbroath in 1971.
Sgt Ahern was killed during operations in the Brachterbeek area of Holland.
Sgt. Atkinson died of wounds. (Sources: CWGC and Westminster Abbey ROH database.)
Mne. Baker was killed during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at Stolzenau and Leese (River Wesser crossing).
Mne. Baker was killed during operations at Normandy.
Sgt. Bastable served in 'B' troop.
Cpl. Beach was killed during operations in Normandy.
Mne. Bell was killed during operations in France.
Mne. Bellars was wounded during operations in Holland.
Mne. Benson was killed during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf.
Cpl. Bidmead was killed during operations in France.
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