Royal Marine Commando 1950–82

From Korea to the Falklands

Royal Marine Commando 1950–82 cover

Royal Marine Commando 1950–82

From Korea to the Falklands

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One of the most prestigious and versatile units of the British armed forces, the Royal Marine Commandos served in many theatres worldwide, performing a number of conventional and specialised roles. During the period covered in this account, conscription to the Royal Marines came to an end and the unit became a professional and dedicated force, with a tough recruitment programme and a focus on teamwork. This book provides a detailed look at the service life of a Royal Marine Commando in a time of great change, exploring the developments that took place in recruitment, training, equipment, weaponry, dress and tactical deployment in the post-World War II period.

Table of Contents

Introduction • Chronology • Recruitment/ Enlistment • Training • Appearance • Equipment • Conditions of Service • On Campaign • Belief and Belonging • Experience of Battle • After the Battle • Collecting/Museums/Re-enactment • Bibliography • Glossary • Index

Product details

Published 10 Apr 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846033728
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 44 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 137
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Raffaele Ruggeri

Raffaele Ruggeri was born in Bologna where he stil…

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