43 Commando RM

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'Comacchio Company RM'

Comacchio Company Royal Marines existed between 1980 and 1983 and was responsible for protecting the nation’s nuclear deterrent. It was later redesignated Comacchio Group Royal Marines (1983–2001) and  then Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines in 2001. In 2012 it was formally redesignated again as 43 Commando RM.

'Comacchio Group RM'

Comacchio Group RM was responsible from 1983 for protecting the nation’s nuclear deterrent. It's predecessor was Comacchio Company Royal Marines. In 2001 it was redesignated Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines which in turn became 43 Commando RM in 2012.

'Fleet Protection Group RM'

Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines exsited between 2001 to 2012 and was responsible for protecting the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Prior to that it was known as Comacchio Company  (1980-83) and Comacchio Group (1983 - 2001). In 2012 it was formally redesignated as 43 Commando RM, the largest in the Core, and has the combined role of protecting the nation’s nuclear deterrent as well as taking the fight to modern-day pirates in specialist boarding teams. 

43 Commando RM

-Formed in August 1943 as 43 RM Commando from Marines from the disbanded 2nd RM Battalion, the Commando saw service as part of 2 Commando Brigade until the end of the war when it was disbanded. 

43 Commando RM was re–formed on the 5th September 1961 at  Stonehouse Barracks Plymouth under the command of Lieut. Col.  Willasey-Wilsey MBE,MC,RM. [1] and remained operational until disbanded again at Eastney on the 1st October 1968 [2]

BROWN, Alfred George

Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Alfred Brown was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 1960 [1].
Service [2].
1937 enlisted Royal Marines.
Served aboard HMS Curlew, HMS Argus, and HMS Penelope.
1941 promoted Corporal at Eastney and a Military Training Instructor.

CLUTTERBUCK, Wesley Andrew

Mne Leslie Clutterbuck 43 Commando
43 Cdo. RM
Died in service
Marine Wesley Clutterbuck was assaulted and killed in Rochdale whilst on leave to attend a friend's funeral.  The assailant was subsequently arrested and convicted of his manslaughter.
Numerous press reports of the trial online.

FRANCIS, Michael James

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 Colour Sergeant Michael Francis joined the Royal Marines in January 1963 and after basic training he served in both 45 and 43 Commando.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland

POYZER, Gerald Anthony

43 Cdo. RM
Died in service
Marine Gerald Poyzer, from Bingham Nottinghamshire, died at The Infirmary, Salisbury [1][2][3] from injuries received in a vehicle accident in Aden. [4]
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] England and Wales Government Probate Death Indices for 1962.

WILLASEY-WILSEY, Anthony Patrick

40 Cdo. RM
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
During WW2 Acting Captain Anthony Willasey-Wilsey served on ships before being posted to Commando service [1][1a][1b][1c] .
Service at Sea in WW2 
HMS Rodney (present at the Bismarck action)
HMS Howe
HMS Furious
RM Commando Service in WW2

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