40 Commando RM

40 Commando RM

Formed on the 14th February 1942 as The RM Commando, it was briefly known as "A" RM Commando before being designated 40 RM Commando. Served in Dieppe, St Benere, Termoli, Anzio. Comacchio during WW2.

40 RM Commando, and the slightly later formed 41RM Commando, would be the only RM Commando units to consist entirely of volunteers. All Army Commandos were volunteers.

40 RM Commando was disbanded early in October 1945, before reforming as 40 Commando RM when 44 RM Cdo was disbanded and redesignated. 

BIRDSALL, Steven James

Mne. Birdsall was killed during operations in Afghanistan. 

During the late afternoon of Sunday 13 June 2010, Bravo Company was providing security to Royal Engineers who were reinforcing the defences at one of the UK Check Points in Sangin. At approximately 1629hrs local time, Marine Birdsall received a gunshot wound and was immediately evacuated to Camp Bastion's Role 3 Hospital where his condition was listed as critical. On 14 June 2010, he was transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where, at 1229hrs on 14 June 2010, Marine Birdsall sadly died of his wounds. [Source: MOD]

BROWN, Adam Robert

Mne. Brown was killed during operations in Afghanistan. 

He was conducting a reassurance patrol as part of 3 Troop, Alpha Company 40 RM Cdo., to provide security for the locals in the area. At approximately 1750hrs on Sunday 1 August, there was an explosion in the vicinity of his patrol base and he was killed instantly in the blast. [Source: MOD]

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