Former RM Commandos now Demobilized
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Overwhelmed at Dunkirk
When Britain found herself defeated and humiliated; all
appeared to be lost. What could anybody do against the might
of the authoritarian German regime.
Germany had brought one of the worlds greatest nations to her
knees and she did not take a lot of trouble doing it. Germany
was running rampant through other countries, doing just as she pleased, while the rest of our part of the world could do nothing but tremble with fear.
Then like a phoenix raising from the ashes the flame of the Commando Spirit started to rise-up to meet this extraordinary challenge.
Men with stout hearts were needed, men who feared not in the face of death, men who would fight against the greatest odds to resolve their objective. These men would be Britain's Commandos.
Many had their doubts; no-one was sure exactly what a Commando could do against such an extraordinary powerful enemy, entrenched across the other side of the Channel?
At that moment one thing was believed; nobody could stand up to such a mighty power and survive. Here, they had, underestimated by far, the abilities of the Commando Soldier's outstanding competence.
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In 1945 the war ended in overwhelming victory.
The Germans and the Japanese were prostrate in the dust, and almost at once most of the Special Service Brigades who had done so much to cast them there, were either demobilized or disbanded; other greta Units would also go the same way.
Yet though within a few months the Army Commandos went their several ways; what they had created has lived on in a different form, but none the less in the Royal Marine Corps.
This body of men entered the field of battle and fought side by side with the Army Commandos as soon as the development of the war made such a step possible.
From the very first invasion of Sicily on 10th July 1943, right through to the end of the war, the Royal Marine Commandos were in every major action at the side of the volunteers composing the Army Commandos.
The Royal Marine Commandos would carry the Commando banner; the Green Beret, through to the next century and possibly beyond.
47 Cdo Port-en-Bessin
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47 Cdo Walcheren
They Battled For Important Port
47 Port-en-Bessin: 47 Commando Royal Marines were allotted the task of capturing Port-en-Bessin, it was a vital part in the Allies plans to keep Allied transport moving once the successful invasion had been carried out.
The target's importance was apparent to the Germans who had built very strong defences should an attack occur. What they did not know was exactly why it was imperative that it should be taken early in the assault by the invasion force.
To attack from the front would be suicidal no matter how big a force was used. The port had to be captured from the enemy there was no doubting its importance. It was a job for the Commandos because inititave would play a high part in the success of the attack's outcome.
48 Cdo Walcheren
48 Commando RM
The one-hundred and forty-seven battles
The one-hundred and forty-seven battles they fought side by side with the Army Commandos; during those twenty-four months enhanced and embellished the pride of that great Corps; the Royal Marines.
Which for two-hundred years and many more has sustained in amphibious operations the valour of British arms. It will now be for them to keep alive and steadfast the flame of the Commando spirit.
What the future holds is now more obscure than usual, peace won by the efforts of such men as the Commandos cannot last in our world; because the future is built upon the past, and the past has not always been worthy of honour.
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Commandos performed magnificently
Fighting "Fame" was in part created and much enhanced by the tenacious Commando formations. They will always be ready and at any time to display again on the field of battle the Commando dagger with point uppermost, which puts heart into comrades hard pressed in combat, and smote with fear their remorseless foes.
When in course of time a generation of Commando soldiers grows old and dies, the memories of great deeds greatly performed will remain with the glory, and that same sun which gilded the bayonets of the Commandos when they charged, will shine upon the new generation as strong, as all-compelling as their fathers.
For now a tradition has been created.
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For Your Freedom is why Commandos Fight
Britain's Commandos traditionally are her front line fighting soldiers; what we should always bear in mind is; the fighting soldier on the ground with a gun in his hand, fights your enemy for your freedom.
The Fighting Soldier is therefore the Centrepiece of all Comabat; for it is He whom must Bear the Scars and Suffer the Deepest Wounds of War.
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