40 Commando RM

Formed on the 14th February 1942 as The Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines. It was briefly re-designated as Royal Marine Commando (A), Royal Marines, when a second RM Commando was raised, before finally designated as 40 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines. Notable actions during WW2 were at Dieppe, St Benere, Termoli, Anzio, and Comacchio.
  • 40RM 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.
  • Early October 1945 40RM Commando was disbanded [more....].
  • 16 March 1947 the then 44 Commando of 3 Commando Brigade RM was re-designated as 40 Commando RM. The intention being to perpetuate a Commando representative of the Dieppe raid and the Italian theatre of war, and to recognise their contribution to the Allied victory in Europe as with that of 45 Commando, combined with 42 Commando's contribution to Allied victory in the Far East.
  • January 1948, 40 Commando were sent to Haifa during the Arab Israeli War. It was followed by the two other commando units in the new 3 Commando Brigade RM.
  • The Commando has since served with distinction across the Globe from bases in Malta, Cyprus, and the UK, including Hong Kong, Palestine, Malaya, Cyprus, Suez, Brunei and Borneo, Northern Ireland, the Falklands, Iraq, and Afghanistan [more....].

Below is a video of 40 Commando RM in Borneo 1964.

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