Weʼve raised £1,120 to honour and support 47 Royal Marine Commando veterans who undertook the risks of commando service in WW2 and endured its sacrifices.
- Funded on Tuesday, 21st June 2016
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47 Royal Marine Commando was a wartime special forces unit comprising volunteers who underwent rigorous selection and tough individual training. They fought from D-Day through to the end of the war in both France and Holland. Their must notable actions were in the liberation of Port En Bessin, France and the island of Walcheren, Holland.
On D-Day, 6 June 1944, they landed on Gold Beach, fought their way behind enemy lines and liberated Port En Bessin in a fierce battle on 7th/8th June. By 9 June, of the 420 men who set off, 46 were dead, 65 wounded, 6 captured and 27 missing.
Every year veterans, companions, widows and family return to France and Holland to honour and remember their fallen comrades and loved ones. This year, on the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day, 47's story will be centre stage for the first time. The main international commemorative event is being held at Port En Bessin, France - the port that 47 Cdo helped liberate with the support of its allies and the French community.
To make the most of the occasion, 47 RM Cdo Association is organising the veterans', companions', family members and friends travel and accommodation, helping to organise commemorative ceremonies, providing a bugler/wreaths, leading a community walk retracing 47's footsteps on D-Day, publishing a pamphlet of their story, running an historic vehicle parade and much more.
47 Charity wants to help by contributing to some of the costs of organising and publicising the event so that the sacrifices of those who served with or alongside 47 RM Cdo are not forgotten. We are looking to contribute to the following costs:
- Bugler/ceremonial costs - c.£500.
- Leaflets telling their story - £458
- Insurances - £238
Any shortfall will be made up from 47 Royal Marine Commando Association’s funds mostly donated by its own volunteers. Any surplus will be used by 47 Charity in fulfilling its mission or donated to the Association or a Royal Marines registered charity.
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Jun 15, 2016
Paddy, well done, great cause. Trust the beers flowed into the night!
Pauline & Malc Harris
Jun 13, 2016
Jun 13, 2016
Jun 12, 2016
Doing great work for the 47 commandos team. Very happy to see my Grandfather (Peter Ford) remembered in this way.
Ingrid and Fred Fearne
Jun 12, 2016
Congratulations to all who took part in the walk. Great effort.
Jun 7, 2016
Well done.Bridget,Mark,Ghiselle and Isadora
Jun 6, 2016
Up and at em'
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47 Charity shares the mission of 47 RM Cdo Association in honouring and supporting veterans and keeping 47's story alive. It also supports former/serving Royal Marines suffering hardship, fosters RM's 'esprit de corps' and supports international banning of uncharted landmines.