47RM Commando

47RM Commando 'X' Troop, Kamperland, Holland, April 1945
47 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines, was formed at Dorchester on 1 August 1943 mainly from selected Marines of the disbanded 10th Battalion, Royal Marines.
Their Commando course at the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry, took place during the month of December 1943. Commanding Officer from formation until January 1945 was Acting Lieutenant Colonel Cecil Farndale Phillips.
Operations included Normandy, Port-en-Bessin, Orne Line, Le Havre, Walcheren, the Maas and the Schedlt Estuary.
For six months after VE Day the commando was engaged in civil administration in Germany involved with the large number of displaced persons. 47RM Commando was posted back to the UK in November 1945 and disbanded at Haywards Heath, West Sussex, on 31 January 1946.

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