FILM 'The Story of the Green Beret

  • Posted on: 24 July 2014
  • By: content admin

An hour long film made for the Admiralty in 1945, this is a drama-documentary covering Commando training in Wrexham, Achnacarry and St. Ives. Fascinating archive footage shows wartime Commando units on amphibious assault exercises, perfecting cliff-top assaults and practicing both armed and unarmed combat techniques.

As said above the film was made for the Admiralty. The viewer should be aware that the first Commandos formed in 1940 were in fact all Army Commandos. It was not until 1942 that the first two RM Commando units were raised, followed by 5 more in Aug 43, with the last being raised in 1944. In 1946 all the Army Commandos were disbanded, along with five of the eight RM Commando Units. It would not be until many years later that Army Commandos would return to support the RM Commandos of 3 Commando Brigade.

If you have come to this film page first and want to know more about the history of the training, then go the start of the Commando Training section HERE

 


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