What is the role of 43 Commando?

What is the role of 43 Commando?

43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines have a vital core mission: preventing unauthorised access to the UK’s strategic nuclear deterrent. They work on operations in the UK, and refine their skills through continuous training exercises at home and abroad.

Who were the first British commandos?

two Royal Marines Commandos
The two Royal Marines Commandos were the first into action, landing ahead of the main force. The 2nd Special Service Brigade serving in the Italian campaign was joined in November 1943 by the Belgian and Polish Troops of No. 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando.

What is the role of 42 Commando?

42 Commando’s role Based in Bickleigh, just outside of Plymouth, 42 Commando is made up of specialist teams ready to deploy around the world to deliver Maritime Security, Support and Training to foreign nations and specialist amphibious support across Defence.

What are the 3 commando units?


  • No. 1 Commando (British Army);
  • No. 5 Commando (British Army);
  • No. 42 Commando (Royal Marines), and;
  • No. 44 Commando (Royal Marines).

What weapon does commando 43?

43 Commando Weapons

  • L85A2 SA80A2 assault rifles.
  • L22A2 SA80A2K carbines.
  • L119A1/A2 Carbines.
  • L91A1 MP5a3 9mm sub machine guns.
  • L9A1 Browning High Power 9mm pistols.
  • L131A1 Glock 17 9mm Pistols.
  • L105A2 Sig Sauer P226R 9mm pistols.
  • HK G3KA4 7.62mm battle rifle.

Who is in charge of 43 Commando?

Colonel Andrew Muddiman

43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines
Captain General The Duke of Sussex, KCVO, ADC(P)
Commandant General Lieutenant General Robert Magowan CB, CBE
Superior Commander Commander Operations, Fleet Headquarters
Current Commander Colonel Andrew Muddiman

Who were commandos?

As the Second World War progressed, commandos were deployed in the role of assault troops. They played a key role during the D-Day landings in June 1944, where they destroyed gun batteries and seized bridges and other targets. They performed a similar role in the fighting in Sicily and Italy in 1943-45.

Who called commando?

During World War II, American and British publications, confused over the use of the plural “commandos” for that type of British military units, gave rise to the modern common habit of using “a commando” to mean one member of such a unit, or one man engaged on a raiding-type operation.