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Colonel David Storrie, Royal Marine aviator who undertook perilous missions in the Far East – obituary

Colonel David Storrie, who has died aged 82, reintroduced flying into the Royal Marines, and achieved many “firsts” during his career. In 1961, when the Royal Marines saw their opportunity to resume one of their previous roles as aviators in the Fleet Air Arm, Storrie was among the first volunteers. He was awarded his wings in May 1962 and joined 845 Naval Air Squadron flying Wessex helicopters from the commando carrier Albion, which sailed later that year for a two-year commission in the Far East Fleet.
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forces.net

Housing development named after fallen Royal Marine

A council's housing development has been named after Royal Marine Scott Summers, who died in action in Afghanistan in 2007, aged just 23. The Crawley Borough Council affordable rent housing development consists of six maisonettes and three flats and, in honour of the Royal Marine from the town, has been named Scott Summers Court.
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yorkmix.com

Piece of naval history saved from scrapheap

A funnel badge from HMS York has been saved from the scrapheap and installed at the City of York Council’s office. It is an oversized version of the ship’s badge, which survived when HMS York, a Type 42 Destroyer, was decommissioned in 2012 before being scrapped in 2015, following 30 years of service in the Royal Navy.
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BBC

The battle to make lighter life-saving body armour

Rory Copinger-Symes retired from the Royal Marines last year, having joined up in 1983. During his decades of service he saw a dramatic change in the equipment he was given, particularly body armour. "Body armour evolved over my 37 years," the retired Brigadier says. "It became more effective but frankly...
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sandboxx.us

Firth to play MI5 agent in WWII movie ‘Operation Mincemeat’

This article by Claire Barrett was originally published by Observation Post (Military Times). Military history aficionados, it’s time to get giddy. One of the most extraordinary deceptions of the Second World War, Operation MINCEMEAT, is coming to the big screen. The film stars not one Mr. Darcy, but two —...
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Navy Times

Colin Firth to star as MI5 agent in WWII movie ‘Operation Mincemeat’

Military history aficionados, it’s time to get giddy. One of the most extraordinary deceptions of the Second World War, Operation MINCEMEAT, is coming to the big screen. The film stars not one Mr. Darcy, but two — Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen — as MI5 agents Ewen Montagu and Charles Cholmondeley respectively. The film, based on Ben Macintyre’s book, ‘Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory’, follows the MI5 agents and their harebrained scheme to use a British cadaver to bamboozle the Germans in the lead up to the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943.
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Police seized firearm from home of ex-Royal Marines chief days before his death

Police seized a licensed firearm from the home of the former head of the Royal Marines just days before his death.Major General Matthew Holmes was found dead in a bedroom at his home in Winchester, Hampshire, on 2 October.An inquest heard that the 54-year-old was found hanging after he had been having “a number of concerns” about his service career and his marriage.Maj Gen Holmes was one of the pallbearers at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral and served in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.He was Commandant General Royal Marines from 2019 until April this year.Hampshire Police have confirmed that...
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