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42 Commando

42 Commando (pronounced 'Four Two Commando') is battalion-sized component of 3 Commando Brigade. 42 Commando is based at Bickleigh Barracks near Plymouth, Devon.

42 Commando Organisation

42 Commando, like 40 and 45, is structured along 'Commando 21' lines :

  • Command Company
  • Logistics Company
  • Juliet Company (J Coy) (Close Combat Company)
  • Kilo Company (K Coy) (Stand Off Company)
  • Lima Company (L Coy) (Close Combat Company)
  • Mike Company (M Coy) (Stand Off Company)

See this page for details of what the various types of Royal Marines companies consists of.

42 Commando Photos

42 Commando Lima Coy
Royal Marines with Lima Company, 42 Commando pictured with a military working dog while deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2011.
Image by LA(Phot) Dave Hillhouse | © UK MOD / Crown Copyright 2011
Used under Open Government Licence

42 Commando Kilo company
A RAF Chinook helicopter inserts members of Kilo Company, 42 Commando during an operation in Afghanistan, 2006.
Image by POA(Phot) Sean Clee | © UK MOD / Crown Copyright 2006
Used under Open Government Licence

42 CDO Arctic training
Royal Marines with 42 Commando undergo Arctic training in Norway, 2008.
Image by LA(Phot) Gaz Faulkner | © UK MOD / Crown Copyright 2008
Used under Open Government Licence

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