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.
Read an extract of Royal Marine Commando 1950–82
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