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Formed as No. 45 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines, 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.
Sgt Ahern was killed during operations in the Brachterbeek area of Holland.
Sgt. Atkinson died of wounds.
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.
Extract from the Bo'ness Journal, and Linlithgow Advertiser - Friday 15 August 1952In Loving Memory of our dear son, Marine Commando Robert Bell, killed in action. We were not there to see you die, Perhaps it's just as well, We never could have said goodbye, To the son we loved so well, We think of you in silence
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.
LCpl. Boniface, 'A' troop, was killed during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at the River Aller in the vicinity of the village of Hademstorf.
Mne. Boothroyd was killed during operations in Normandy.
His brother Marine Geoffrey Boothroyd died on the 1st January 1943 aged 22yrs.
Cpl. Brooks was killed during operations at Normandy.
A/Sgt. Albert Brown was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy.
Mne. Cairns was killed during operations at Normandy.
Mne. Cakebread served in 'A' troop.
Private Harry Calder, RAMC attached to 40 RM Commando, was awarded the DCM for his outstanding gallantry during operations at Lake Comacchio. 
Mne. Campbell was killed during operations in Normandy.
Mne. Cann was killed during the period his Commando were engaged in operations at Stolzenau and Leese (River Wesser crossing).
Cpl. Carter was killed during operations at Normandy.
Lieut. Casper was killed by enemy gunfire during operations across the bridgehead between Stolzenau and Leese.
Mne. Casson was killed during operations on DDay at Normandy.
His brother 14674155 Private Joseph Casson, aged 18, of the 9th Bn., Durham Light Infantry, was killed just 21days later on the 27 June 1944. They are buried alongside each other at Ryes War Cemetery.
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