I would just like to say a huge thank you to our 45 Commando Royal Marines who came to my rescue.

Susan Whitton

Susan, recovering from the incident, took to social media to express her thanks to the Marines.

"I would just like to say a huge thank you to our 45 Commando Royal Marines who came to my rescue.

"They carried me down the mountain and back to our cabin while reassuring and keeping me calm. They were brilliant. How lucky was I that they just happened to be out on exercise at that time,” she said, adding: “extra exercise after having to carry me!"

Royal Marine Mountain Leaders undergo many months of intense training, experiencing challenging climbs in the Swiss Alps, the sea cliffs of Cornwall, the mountains of North Wales and Scotland, as well as the Arctic in Norway.

45 Commando is a battalion sized Commando unit and is one of the two manoeuvre units that form 3 Commando Brigade (40 & 45 Commando).

The Royal Marines are primarily amphibious troops, specialising in environmental warfare; particularly jungle, desert, urban, cold weather and mountain. They are also a spearhead theatre entry force with a large element held at high readiness for contingency operations.

RM Condor in Arbroath was constructed in 1938 as a Fleet Air Arm Base. 45 Commando have been based there since 1971, due to the ease of access to winter and mountainous conditions. The base is shared with 7 (Sphinx) Battery, part of 29 Commando Royal Artillery.

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