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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 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.
-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.  and remained operational until disbanded again at Eastney on the 1st October 1968 .
Marine Nicholas Bailey who had served in the Falklands died from injuries received after a fellow Marine accidentally discharged a firearm when they were off duty at the friends house in Arbroath.
Marine Dean Carter died when he slipped off a cliff top footpath near Plymouth. His body was found near Stoke Beach and he is believed to have slipped when part of the footpath collapsed.
Navy News published 1st August 1995.
Marine Mark Clements died in service, cause unknown to this archive [Source: AFM ROH].
- 12 June 1982 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) .
- 5 July 1983 promoted Lieutenant Colonel .
Marine David Morton died in service, cause unknown to this archive [Source: AFM ROH].
Marine Richard Moule was serving with Comacchio Coy. RM at the time of his death.
Marine Paul O'Sullivan died in service, cause unknown to this archive [Source: AFM ROH].
Marine Martyn Parker died in service, cause unknown to this archive [Source: AFM ROH].
Extract from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Corporal Kenneth Stewart died in service, cause unknown to this archive [Source: AFM ROH].
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