42 Commando RM
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Formed in August 1943 from the disbanded 1st RM Battalion, the Commando saw service in India and Burma. 42 RM Commando took part in the Battle of Kangaw on the 31st January 1945.
Redesignated 42 Commando RM early in 1946, having been 42 RM Commando (Light) since August 1945. Postwar, the Commando operated across the Globe with combat operations in Malaya, Suez, Borneo and Brunei, Northern Ireland, the Falklands, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
42 Commando Royal Marines have been based at Bickleigh Barracks just outside Plymouth, Devon, since the 16th September 1971.
Lieutenant Augustin and Marine Alexander MC of 42 Commando RM were killed by an Improvised Explosive Device whilst on patrol in the Loy Mandeh area of the Nad-e Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan. [Source: MOD]
BEVAN, Christopher J, Marine, P040432F,
Cpl. Chappell was killed during operations in Borneo.
Marine Collins was killed following the crash of a Lynx helicopter in Basra City on Saturday 6 May 2006.
CSM Horace Colwill died in Egypt.
Mne. Curry was killed when elements of 42 Commando Royal Marines were engaged in close-quarter fighting with the Taleban near Kajaki, in Northern Helmand. He died instantly as a result of enemy small arms fire. [Source: MOD]
Mne. Dunstan successfully completed Royal Marines Commando training with 854 Troop in 2003 at the age of 27. He joined J Company 42 Commando in Plymouth. He was killed by an explosion in the Garmsir District of southern Helmand, at 1647 hrs local time, while operating as part of Task Force Helmand's Information Exploitation Group. He was taking part in a routine joint patrol with soldiers from the Afghan National Security Forces when his Jackal vehicle was struck by an explosive device [Source: MOD]
Mne. Evans was killed during operations in Afghanistan. He and Marine Georgie Sparks, both of J Company, had been conducting a foot patrol to the north-west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Marines Evans and Sparks had moved on to the roof of a compound when, at around 0900 hours, there was an attack by insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and they were badly wounded. Both received immediate medical attention and were moved to a secure location before being put on a helicopter to be transferred back to Camp Bastion.
Mne. Fairbrother, Kilo Company, was deployed as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj in support of an Afghan National Army (ANA) patrol into the village of Old Khorgajat. Just under two hours into the patrol they were engaged with small arms fire from close range and Marine Fairbrother was fatally wounded. Despite the best efforts of his colleagues to administer first aid, Marine Fairbrother died of his wounds. [Source: MOD]
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