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40 Commando

This light infantry unit is made up of some of the toughest marines in the Royal Navy. From scorching deserts to the Arctic tundra, the elite troops of 40 Commando wear the Green Beret with pride wherever they’re deployed.

Our skills

Bravo Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines inserting into Exercise Olympus Warrior using Canadian-American (CAN-AM) 6-wheeled Outlander Warrior’s as part of LRG(X) at Cyprus.

Our skills

As a specialist commando unit, 40 Commando’s marines undertake a wide variety of operational tasks. Together, their roles and responsibilities include:

  • Rapid reaction
  • Amphibious warfare
  • Arctic warfare
  • Mountain warfare
  • Expeditionary warfare
  • Humanitarian support
  • Disaster relief

Our operations

Royal Marines will have a new uniform as part of Future Commando Force development

Current operation


United Kingdom

Previous deployment

Saif Sareea 3

Our base

An aerial photograph of Norton Manor Camp, home of 40 Commando Royal Marines. Taunton, Somerset.

Our base

40 Cdo RM Learning & Development Hub

Norton Manor Camp
Somerset, TA2 6PF

Mil: 93780 4398

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Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Denning

40 Commando’s role

Trained for rapid worldwide deployment, the troops of 40 Commando are highly skilled, adaptable, and capable of combating a wide range of threats.

The unit are at the forefront of innovation as commandos go back to their roots as raiders from the sea and embrace new technologies to help their specialised operations around the world. 

Since its formation in 1942, 40 Commando has served in every major British conflict, playing a pivotal role in several notable campaigns and operations.

Unit history

Royal Navy careers

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