On behalf of the veterans and widows of 47 Royal Marine Commando thank you for your ongoing support. 

Together we’ve raised thousands of pounds so far for welfare, 47 Memorials, education and more. 

Funds for 47-related charitable causes are now being raised with full Gift Aid in the same dedicated way through RMA - the Royal Marines Charity. Please discuss your ideas for fund-raising with John Prentis, Chairman of the 47 Royal Marine Commando Association john@jprentis.co.uk.

47 Charity has also transferred its welfare responsibilities to the Royal Marines Charity and its remaining assets to the 47 Royal Marine Commando Association for furtherance of its charitable objects. It is now closed as a separate charitable organisation.

For welfare grant applications, please contact https://theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk/can-we-help/welfare-grant/

For general enquiries, please contact Anne-Marie Nicholls, Secretary of 47 Royal Marine Commando Association 47rmcsec@gmail.com.

With best wishes for you and your family and many thanks,

Jonathan Ball, Chief Executive, RMA – the  Royal Marines Charity
Patrick O’Connell, Founder and Chair, 47 Charity
John Prentis, Chair, 47 Royal Marine Commando Association


47 Royal Marine Commando


47 (‘four seven’) Royal Marine Commando was a wartime Special Services unit made up of volunteers who underwent rigorous selection and tough individual training.  It fought from D-Day through to the end of the war in both France and Holland. 

Its two most notable actions were, firstly, a daring D-Day mission to liberate Port En Bessin in Normandy and, later in 1944, the landing and capture of Walcheren - a heavily defended Dutch island at the mouth of the River Scheldt.

Find our more about the story of 47 Royal Marine Commando and its veterans at www.47commando.org.uk

47 Royal Marine Commando Association


Every year veterans and their companions, widows, families and friends return to France and Holland to honour and remember their fallen comrades and loved ones.

Volunteers from 47 Royal Marine Commando Association, founded by the veterans, work tirelessly to make this possible and to help honour, support and learn from the veterans throughout the year.

47 Charity

formerly Registered Charity No.1168304

47 Charity was established in 2016 at the wish of veterans and members of 47 Royal Marine Commando Association in support of the work of the Association.  In February 2021, the charity passed on its fundraising and welfare responsibilities to RMA-The Royal Marines Charity Charity and closed as a separate charitable organisation.