Elite Trained to Kill Fighters
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The Commando has always been proud of their fighting history and today it's no different. They have adapted to the warfare of modern-times.
The purpose of the commando soldier is to strike and to strike more swiftly than any other fighting man, by virtue of a special discipline, a special devotion that will always be their aim and their accomplishment.
Today they still they adhere to the long respected ethos of the Corps spirit and the collective group values of: Courage, Determination, Unity, Adaptability, Unselfishness, Humility, Cheerfulness in the face of Adversity, Professional Standards, Fortitude and most important of all for moral the 'Corps Humour'.
These all combine to give them that 'Esprit de Corps' like no others have. It is unique, like the Royal Marine Commando.
The Commando Brigade in Action
The origins of the truly elite fighting force of the modern-day commando. The Commando Brigade can be traced to their formation with the first Commando Units developing after the British Army's retreat from Dunkirk in 1940.
When going in to action Marines land ashore in their raiding craft; the first man on the ground becomes the point man. He takes up a position of cover where he has good arcs of fire.
All of the Royal Marines are in communication with their ship.
The point man's first tasks are to look for enemy activity and to give covering protection for those following behind.
Every marine has his instructions; he knows exactly what he has to do.
Their state of mind is clear and calm
Getting stuck into the job you are trained to do eliminates the fear of the dangers involved. Their minds concentrating on the task puts their objective above all other thoughts before them. When organised they move out as one to engage the enemy.
Their state of mind is clear and calm. They are alert and focused on their task; their aim is to accomplish their objective by effort, skill or courage. Courage is not a fear it is how you deal with fear when faced with it.
Their training has equipped them with the mental strength as well as the physical agility needed to act quickly and effectively in many different situations.
They are experts at camouflage and concealment and use stealth and cunning in unique ways.
close with the enemy
Moving forward with their operation the opportunity may arise to lay a hasty ambush on the enemy. One hand signal from the lead scout is all it takes.
Everyone silently disappears from the scene. Other hand signals are used to convey various messages. Sometimes a low signal will indicate that is all that is required in this situation.
The primary roll is to close with the enemy to be able to fight them on your terms.
Should the main objective be of a higher importance then when the enemy has passed by? The sign to move forward is passed.
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Adapt to Diversional Manoeuvres
When they reach their target, the pairs or teams separate to carefully but enthusiastically carry out their specific tasks.
When the first teams have completed their mission they search the target for other options.
Should the raid be discovered, those who have completed their work. They adapt to diversional manoeuvres to distract the enemies attentions away from their comrades.
This allows the others more time to accomplish their assignment. When they have attracted the enemies attention the marines slip away into the darkness and head for the rendezvous point.
The survivors sometimes all of them, all head for the pre-arranged meeting point on the beach. Because of their communication with the ship they are able to quickly adapt to any changes to their plans.
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