Behind the scenes of one of the most arduous basic military training programmes in the world. Each episode focuses on a cross-section of trainees that are either struggling or excelling at the physical and mental challenges the training presents.
Runtime: 45 minutes
Royal Marines Commando School - Commando - Netflix
A commando is a soldier or operative of an elite light infantry or special operations force often specializing in amphibious landings, parachuting or abseiling. Originally “a commando” was a type of combat unit, as opposed to an individual in that unit. In other languages, commando and kommando denote a “command”, including the sense of a military or an elite special operations unit. In the militaries and governments of most countries, commandos are distinctive in that they specialize in assault on unconventional high-value targets. However, the term commando is sometimes used in relation to units carrying out the latter tasks (including some civilian police units). Commandos differ from other types of special forces in that they primarily operate in overt combat, front-line reconnaissance, and raiding, rather than long range reconnaissance and unconventional warfare. In English, occasionally to distinguish between an individual commando and the unit Commando, the unit is capitalized.
Royal Marines Commando School - After 1945 - Netflix
After World War II there was much publicity about the deeds of “the commandos”; many civilians reading these accounts, guessing a meaning from the context, thought in error that the singular “a commando” meant one man, and that usage became general.
Royal Marines Commando School - References - Netflix