'Title for Commandos in the R.N.'
Initially raised as 'Naval Beach Parties', they were redesignated as Royal Naval Beach Commandos. At the end of the war they were again redesignated as Naval Beach Control Parties'
There is a general misconception amongst some about the correct title for those who served as Commandos in the Royal Navy during WW2. This memorandum from their Commanding Officer outlines under "Unauthorised Badges" that whilst their shoulder flash was "RN Commando", their correct Unit title at the time was Royal Naval Beach Commando. This was one of a series of monthly memos for the R.N.B.C. dating between May 1943 and 20th July 1944.