The Commando History
Since 1945 the Green Beret made famous by the Army Commandos, has been proudly worn by the Royal Marines Commando, who formed some of the original Units. The Commando Brigade has an unsurpassed record in assisting to combat terrorism in from Malaya to nearer at home. 41 Independent Commando were trained for service in Korea and won distinction under the command of the 1st US Marine Division. In their NATO role the Commandos have been responsible for the defence and protection of the Northern and Southern flanks of the Alliance, commitments which required the Commandos to be capable of fighting in extremes of weather and terrain found between the Mediterranean and the Arctic Circle. A capability they keep to this day. Wherever there has been conflict men of the Royal Marines Commando Brigade have played their part with distinction be it in Borneo, Aden, Suez, Cyprus, the Falklands, Northern Ireland and many other places. Not only in conflict has the Commando Brigade been in the forefront but in cases of natural disaster they have served with distinction and compassion. Units have been stationed in Malta, Aden and Singapore as well as back in the UK.