47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines (@47CdoRM )

47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines

Bio The Twitter account of 47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines, the lead for amphibious warfare and Royal Navy board and search training.
Location HMNB Devonport
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Account created 22-10-2018 14:03:37
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iPhone : πŸ“½οΈ Bound for the Med. Sailors and Royal Marines have sailed on a three-month mission to the Mediterranean to forge the commando forces of tomorrow.

πŸ—£οΈ Here Commander Littoral Strike Group (COMLSG) gives the lowdown on what to expect from #LRGX

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iPhone : Sunday morning at action stations and we launch the Landing Craft Utility into Dartmouth BRNC. These chariots will collect Officer Cadets who are joining us today to commence Initial Sea Training. We look forward to welcoming you onboard later this morning Captain BRNC

iPhone : Today, we are launching our new combat uniform. The uniform was selected for operational utility. In going back to our Commando roots, weve readopted our WW2 Commando flashes, and for the first time wear the Naval Ensign. Royal Marines Royal Navy First Sea Lord Armed Forces Day πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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iPhone : A nice IRC boat race to start the day for 288 Troop πŸ—‘ Commando Training Commandant of CTCRM

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iPhone : πŸ“Έ Disaster relief. The #RoyalNavy task group in the Caribbean have formed up for demanding exercises on the Cayman Islands. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡°πŸ‡Ύ

Centred on HMS Medway and RFA Argus, these tests were about being ready for hurricane season work.

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iPhone : #Part1 #OTD in 1944, D+1, and having landed on D-Day at Gold Beach, 47 RM Cdo conducted a daring assault onto the town of Port-en-Bessin, Normandy. It was to be used as a petroleum port, key to sustain Allied Forces as they pushed into occupied France.

iPhone : #Part2 Lying between heavily defended headlands, it was decided to assault from inland. Lt Col Phillips, the Commanding Officer, having landed his men at Asnelles, intended to march his RM Commandos towards the port.

iPhone : #Part3 The landing did not go to plan and the Unit was spread over a mile along Gold Beach. After losing many men plus equipment, the Commando regrouped and marched 12 miles to Port-en-Bessin. H-Hour was set for 1600 on 7 June: 47 RM Cdo began its assault on the town.

iPhone : #Part4 The assault began well, but faltered on the western feature; a troop suffered heavy casualties from two unseen German flak ships. At 2200 hours, Capt Cousins led the attack on the strongly defended eastern feature, but was killed leading the charge against a bunker.

iPhone : #Part5 By 0800 hours on 8 June, the enemy on the western feature had surrendered: the battle was over. The Commando had shown considerable courage and determination. Although the mission was a success, it came at a high cost, with 46 killed, 64 wounded, 6 captured and 28 missing.