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.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures


Years of loyal service by the Royal Marines


Number of battle honours


Number of companies

Our skills

Our skills

As a light infantry unit, the personnel 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

Our base

Our base

40 Cdo RM Learning & Development Hub

Norton Manor Camp
Summerset, TA2 6PF

Mil: 93780 4398

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Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Rogers

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Rogers assumed command of 40 Commando Royal Marines in April 2019. His qualifications include a BSc with Honours in Geography and Geology from the University of Manchester (2000) and a MA in Defence Studies from King’s College, London (2015). He is also a graduate of the Joint Services Advanced Command and Staff Course.

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, while their light infantry role means that they are adept at engaging enemy troops in challenging terrain.

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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