42 Commando

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First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Marine Claims Conviction 'Unsafe'

A Royal Marine found guilty of murdering an injured Afghan fighter has appealed to leading judges to overturn his "unsafe" conviction.It is argued on behalf of Sergeant Alexander Blackman , who is serving a life sentence, that the conviction should be ... [Published BFBS Gibraltar - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

I feared Taliban would skin me alive, says Marine fighting prison for murder of injured Afghan fighter

I feared Taliban would skin me alive, says Marine fighting jail for murder of injured Afghan prisonerSergeant Alexander Blackman's case heard at Court Martial Appeal Court39-year-old convicted last November at court martial in Bulford, WiltshireWas also ... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 5 reports

Mother of shamed marine 'proud' of son

Comments (0)The mother of the West Country marine jailed for the battlefield execution of an Afghan insurgent has revealed she writes to him every day to say "I am very proud of you son".Frances Blackman insists Sergeant Alexander Blackman was just doing ... [Published Western Daily Press - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Royal Marines complete first leg of anniversary challenge

A BAND of skiers has completed the first leg of a gruelling challenge to mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines' formation.The 19-strong group skied 1,664 kms from Porsangermoen, in Northern Norway, down to the southern port city of Stavanger ... [Published Plymouth Herald - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Plymouth Marines sail anniversary challenge yacht to Norway

The yacht that will take Plymouth Royal Marines 1664 Challengers from Stavanger to Spain has now arrived in Norway ready for its 1,664 nautical mile journey south.The 67ft HMSTC Endeavour was sailed across the North Sea by Royal Marines from 42 Commando ... [Published Plymouth Herald - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

A place fit for heroes in the heart of Plymouth

Comments (0)A PLACE fit for heroes who need help on the road to recovery has been created in the military heart of Plymouth.The vision of the founder of the charity Help for Heroes, Bryn Parry OBE, was to support wounded servicemen and women, both those ... [Published Plymouth Herald - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Convicted Afghan killer Marine A to appeal against life sentence

A ROYAL Marine jailed for life for murdering an injured Afghan insurgent hopes to be free within days.Sgt Alexander Blackman, 39, of Taunton, is appealing against his conviction and the ten-year minimum prison term imposed for executing a Taliban prisoner ... [Published This is the West Country - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Lympstone Marines suffer skin blistering in 'chemical weapons' scare at Soviet War base

Comments (0)More than 20 Royal Marines suffered skin blistering during a training exercise on an old Soviet Cold War base where chemical weapons were made.The troops claim they may have been exposed to mustard gas because of their ailments.But the Ministry ... [Published Exeter Express and Echo - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Murder Marine wife's appeal hopes

The wife of a Royal Marine jailed for life for murdering an injured Afghan fighter has spoken of her hope that the conviction will be overturned.Claire Blackman, 42, said her husband Sgt Al Blackman, 39, "bitterly regrets" the incident in 2011.Blackman, ... [Published BBC - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

News story: UK to lead major military exercise off coast of Scotland

Exercise Joint Warrior will be hosted in the UK and will incorporate all 3 UK armed services: the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force (RAF). The exercise, which began on 25 March, will engage more than 35 warships, 25 different types ... [Published Inside government - Ministry of Defence - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 2 reports

Charlie F’s WAR

As we mark the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, The Two Worlds of Charlie F is a timely exercise in how former soldiers can rebuild their lives through theatre. Emma Outten meets Cassidy Little and Darren ‘Swifty’ Swift at Norwich ... [Published Places and Faces - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

Soldier blown up in Afghanistan set to star on Waterside Stage

The unflinching true stories of injured servicemen and women is told in a powerful and moving drama coming to the Waterside on Thursday.The Two Worlds of Charlie F. looks at injury before, during and after battle. It is a soldier’s view of service, injury ... [Published Bucks Herald - Mar 12 2014]

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He added that, "despite the fact that this is an extremely unusual case and gives rise to many different reactions from people, including the public" , the sentence of 10 years was too long
He said: "We seek permission to appeal on the grounds the conviction was unsafe by virtue of the possibility he was convicted by a simple majority verdict."
Blackman told him: "There you are. Shuffle off this mortal coil, you c***. It's nothing you wouldn't do to us."

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Marine Claims Conviction 'Unsafe' [Published BFBS Gibraltar - Apr 11 2014]
I feared Taliban would skin me alive, says Mari... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 11 2014]
Marine A 'brave modest man who lost his head', ... [Published Telegraph - Apr 10 2014]
Marine faces murder appeal wait [Published Wiltshire Gazette and Herald - Apr 10 2014]
Marine appeals conviction for killing Afghan Ta... [Published Yahoo! News - Apr 10 2014]
Royal Marine found guilty of murdering injured ... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 10 2014]
Marine A appeals to judges to overturn 'unsafe'... [Published Western Morning News - Apr 10 2014]
Marine to appeal conviction for killing Afghan ... [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Apr 10 2014]
Marine A Sgt Al Blackman appeal against murder ... [Published This is the West Country - Apr 10 2014]
Mother of shamed marine 'proud' of son [Published Western Daily Press - Apr 10 2014]
Marine appeals over Afghan murder [Published Cotswold Journal - Apr 10 2014]
Marine A in court to appeal murder conviction [Published Plymouth Herald - Apr 10 2014]
Marine challenges murder conviction [Published BBC - Apr 10 2014]
"He bitterly regrets it": murder marine's wife… [Published Stylist Magazine - Apr 09 2014]
Murder marine 'no risk to society' [Published BBC - Apr 09 2014]
Royal Marines complete first leg of anniversary... [Published Plymouth Herald - Apr 06 2014]
A place fit for heroes in the heart of Plymouth [Published Plymouth Herald - Apr 04 2014]
Plymouth Marines sail anniversary challenge yac... [Published Plymouth Herald - Apr 04 2014]
Convicted Afghan killer Marine A to appeal agai... [Published This is the West Country - Apr 04 2014]
Lympstone Marines suffer skin blistering in 'ch... [Published Exeter Express and Echo - Apr 02 2014]
Exmouth Royal Marine is one of six Commandos to... [Published Exeter Express and Echo - Apr 02 2014]
Wife hopeful over Marine appeal [Published Wharfvalley - Apr 01 2014]
Marine A Al Blackman still hopeful of murder co... [Published Western Daily Press - Apr 01 2014]
Wife of Royal Marine jailed for life hopes he w... [Published Western Morning News - Apr 01 2014]
Murder Marine wife's appeal hopes [Published BBC - Apr 01 2014]
News story: UK to lead major military exercise ... [Published Inside government - Ministry of Defence - Mar 27 2014]
Charlie F’s WAR [Published Places and Faces - Mar 25 2014]
Andrew Stuart: Britain's last resident commissi... [Published The Independent - Mar 25 2014]
The Two Worlds of Charlie F: "I lost a dream bu... [Published West Midlands Express & Star - Mar 24 2014]
Soldier blown up in Afghanistan set to star on ... [Published Bucks Herald - Mar 12 2014]
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News story: UK to lead major military exercise ... [Published Inside government - Ministry of Defence - Mar 27 2014]
Exercise Joint Warrior will be hosted in the UK and will incorporate all 3 UK armed services: the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force (RAF). The exercise, which began on 25 March, will engage more than 35 warships, 25 different types ...
Back in Green [Published Think Defence - Dec 12 2013]
A Viking vehicle with Juliet Company of 42 Commando, Royal Marines and the Armoured Support Group(Viking) navigates through water in Biza, Albania during Exercise Dragon Hammer. Juliet Company of 42 Cdo and the Armoured Support Group(Viking) were deployed ...
News story: 42 Commando in the Philippines [Published Inside government - Department for Internationa ... - Dec 04 2013]
J Company arrived in the Philippines on board the amphibious aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious on 25 November and since then have been delivering aid to where it is needed the most. The Royal Marines have been a major part of the distribution and ...
News story: HMS Illustrious en route to the Phi... [Published Inside government - Ministry of Defence - Nov 22 2013]
During 48 hours at Sembawang naval shipyard in Singapore, the aid was loaded into the hangar by the men and women serving in HMS Illustrious and the other forces on-board, including J Company 42 Commando Royal Marines and the carrier air group. ...
News story: Royal Navy trains off coast of Oman [Published Inside government - Ministry of Defence - Oct 30 2013]
The maritime exercise, part of Cougar 13, tested the full integration of the Royal Navy and Royal Navy of Oman using conventional maritime warfare serials. And Royal Marines from 42 Commando, as the Lead Commando Group, carried out amphibious training ...
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