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FOUR TWO, The Official History of 42 Commando Royal Marines 1943-2023 by Dr David Abrutat
In October 1943, the men of newly formed 42 (RM) Commando passed the legendary course Achnacarry Castle. No sooner had they received their green berets they were told to hide them, secrecy was everything as they embarked for war in the Far East. They were soon to earn their spurs fighting against the Japanese in the jungles of Burma. Kangaw was to be the first of many laurels in an illustrious eighty-year history.
FOUR TWO is their story, from the darkest days of the Second World War right up to the complexity of the Commando Force battle space. It is a rich and varied history from fighting our nation's enemies to providing humanitarian aid in the remotest areas of the globe to people that have they have never met, keeping drugs from our shores, adventures in some of the most extreme environments to public duties on the streets of London.
Be it in the dense, humid jungles of Burma, Malaya and Borneo to the arid deserts of Iraq and Aden to contested and congested Northern Ireland and Afghanistan, across the oceans to the seas of the Gulf, the Caribbean, and the great Southern Ocean of the frozen fringe of Antarctica, 42 have truly served Per Mare Per Terram.
“42 Commando has played a huge part in the history of the Royal Marines. The author brilliantly captures that story in this book. Through a truly evocative narrative, the journey of this incredible Unit, from the hills of Burma, through the hardships of the Falklands, to deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, is brought to life in this story of the Commandos who wear the white lanyard”. Colonel J A E Lewis OBE RM