Description: Royal Marine Commando – Shoulder Flash
Condition: Very Good
Comments: Royal Marine Commando – Shoulder Flash – Worn during 1950s and 1960s.
The Corps of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, commonly just referred to as the Royal Marines (RM), are the marine corps and amphibious infantry of the United Kingdom and, along with the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, form the Naval Service. They are also the United Kingdom’s specialists in amphibious warfare, including the operation of landing craft; mountain warfare; and Arctic warfare. A core component of the country’s Rapid Deployment Force, the Corps’s 3 Commando Brigade is capable of operating independently and is highly trained as a commando force. It is trained to deploy quickly and fight in any terrain. The Royal Marines have the longest basic infantry training course of any NATO combat troops.
The Royal Marines are a maritime-focused, amphibious, highly specialised Light – medium force of commandos capable of deploying at short notice in support of the United Kingdom Government’s military and diplomatic objectives overseas and are optimised for expeditionary warfare: operational situations requiring highly manoeuvreable, normally amphibious, forces. As the United Kingdom Armed Forces’ specialists in cold weather warfare the Corps provide lead element expertise in the NATO Northern Flank and are optimised for high altitude operations, with jungle training still carried out when deployments allow.
In common with the other armed forces, the Royal Marines can provide resources for Military Aid to the Civil Community and Military Aid to the Civil Power operations and have done so.
A scarce patch to find.