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About this product Product Information One of the prestigious and versatile units of the British armed forces, the Royal Marine Commandos served in many theatres worldwide, performing a number of specialised roles. This book provides a look at the service life of a Royal Marine Commando, exploring the developments that took place in the post-World War II period. Additional Product Features Author s.
- Royal Marine Commando 1950-82: From Korea to the Falklands.
- About Royal Marine Commando 1950–82.
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The actual period covered is well chosen, running between two conventional wars — Korea and the Falklands — and punctuated by a near-continuous series of more unusual conflicts. This period saw massive change throughout the British army and navy, from the partly conscript army of involved in the slow withdrawal from Empire, to the fully professional volunteer army of , and these changes were reflected in the Marines and the Commandos. Perhaps the most important change from the Marines point of view was the end of the period of the big-gun battleship and cruiser, and with it the end of the last of the Marines' traditional roles onboard ship boarding parties and manning some of the guns by — protecting the officers against unrest from below decks hadn't been necessary for some time by then!
As a result the Marine Corps was able to focus on the Commando role during this period, becoming an elite force comparable to the Parachute Regiment, but with training in amphibious operations.