Over 110 Army Commando Engineers from Devon have returned home after a demanding six month tour in Helmand - helping supporting Coalition and Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan. The unit is the first major 3 Commando Brigade unit to return home early this morning to the United Kingdom and the soldiers were welcomed home late last night to their Chivenor barracks after … [Read more...] about South West Commando Engineers Return Home after Helping Rebuild Helmand
Plymouth-based 42 Commando and joint forces have hit the ground running on arrival in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, achieving early successes engaging Taliban forces. 42 Cdo RM has undertaken the role of Regional Battle Group South, working directly for the Regional Command (South) HQ in Kandahar . They are the regional task force right across southern Afghanistan , taking … [Read more...] about South West Royal Marines in Afghanistan.
Today at Headquarters Task Force Helmand in Lashkar Gah, Southern Afghanistan, a ceremony was held to mark the transfer of authority between 16 Air Assault Brigade and Plymouth-based 3 Commando Brigade. During their six-month tour, 16 Air Assault Brigade took part in one of the most significant operations in Helmand province since British troops have been deployed to … [Read more...] about 3 Commando Brigade take control from 16 Air Assault Brigade in Southern Afghanistan
Musical Royal Marines have helped boost funds for Plymouth good causes. Royal Marines from Stonehouse, Plymouth today presented four charities with cheques totalling £6,000. The beneficiaries are: Ford Park Cemetery Fund, Friends and Families of Special Children, Help for Heroes and The Plymouth Guild Fund. This money has been raised by the hard work of Carole Dinham who is … [Read more...] about Musical Royal Marines have helped boost funds for Plymouth good causes