Weʼre raising funds to honour, support and learn from veterans of 47 Royal Marine Commando who undertook the risks of commando service in WW2 and endured its sacrifices for our freedom.
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 CharityRegistered 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. Read ‘About Us’ for more on the charity’s mission and its trustees.