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42 Commando

Dates Locations Higher Formation
     
1945 India: 3 Commando Brigade
1945.09 Hong Kong 3 Commando Brigade
  Jun 47: Sailed from Hong Kong:  
1947.07 Malta  3 Commando Brigade
  Jan - Jun 48: Palestine   
  21 Jul 49: Sailed from Malta.  
1949.08 Hong Kong  3 Commando Brigade
1950.05 Malaya: Ipoh  3 Commando Brigade
1953.06 Malta  3 Commando Brigade
  29 Nov 52: 1st colours presented to Commando.  
  May 53 - Jun 54: Egypt: Canal Zone  3 Commando Brigade
1954.10 England: Bickleigh: to staff the Commando School.  
  1 Aug 56: Commando reactivated.  
  Nov 56: Suez: Port Said 3 Commando Brigade
  Summer 58: Commando reactivated for Lebanon crisis.  
  1959: Reactivated for commando carrier force and embarked on Bulwark.  
1960.03 Singapore: HMS Simbang or RNAS Sembawang  
  July 61: Kuwait  
  1962: Troops reorganised as Companies K, L, M  
  Dec 62 - Apr 63: Sarawak & Brunei, 'L' coy took part in Limbang operation.  
  Jul - Oct 63: Sarawak  
  Feb - Jun 64: Sarawak 99 Gurkha Brigade
  Dec 64 - May 65: Sarawak: Tawau  
  Dec 65 - May 66: Borneo: Lundu  
  Oct - Nov 67: Aden: Last unit to leave Aden, covered final withdrawal.  
1971.08 England: Bickleigh   
  Oct 71 - Jan 72: Northern Ireland: RUC Div K  
  Jul - Sep 72: Northern Ireland: East Belfast  
  Feb - Jun 73: Northern Ireland: Belfast (New Lodge/Unity)  
  Feb - Jun 74: Northern Ireland: Belfast (New Lodge/Unity)  
  Oct - Nov 74: Northern Ireland: Portadown/Newry/Bessbrook (NI General Election)  
  Oct - Nov 75: Northern Ireland: South Armagh (Spearhead-Sectarian Murders)  
  Feb - Jun 76: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Monagh/Anderstown)  
  Jul - Nov 78: Northern Ireland: Bessbrook  
  1979: Hong Kong: IS duties  
  Jun - Aug 80: New Hebrides: Vanatu (Company)   
  May - Jun 82: Falklands  
  Jul - Nov 84: Northern Ireland: Bessbrook  
  May - Jul 87: Northern Ireland: Spearhead  
  Jun - Oct 89: Northern Ireland: Belfast Roulement Bn  
  Nov 91 - May 92: Northern Ireland: Fermanagh  
  Oct 94 - Apr 95: Northern Ireland: Aldergrove  
  May - June 00: Sierra Leone  
  Feb - Mar 03: Persian Gulf 3 Commando Brigade
  Mar - ?? 03: Iraq 3 Commando Brigade
  Oct 06 - Apr 07: Afghanistan (Op Herrick 5) 3 Commando Brigade
  Oct 08 - Apr 09: Afghanistan: Helmand Province: (Op Herrick 9) 3 Commando Brigade
  Apr - Oct 11: Afghanistan (Op Herrick 14) 3 Commando Brigade 
     
     

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