A Royal Marine
with 42 Commando takes aim with a SA80A2
rifle while on an operation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2008. Note the Trijicon Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) TA31RCO 4 x 32 sight. An additional CQB red dot sight is mounted atop the ACOG for short range engagements.
42 Commando (" Four Two Commando") is a battalion-sized component of 3 Commando Brigade. 42 Commando is based at Bickleigh Barracks near Plymouth.