I remember in the late 50's, when joining, seeing sailors with RN commando flashes on the uniforms.Thought it was a pretty good thing to aim for but they seem to fade away.I know nothing of what they did but,reading a book about WW1 I see there were RN detachments sent to the front to fight[and did pretty damn good too]. I wonder how long it will be before some chinless prat thinks "Just a minute! loads of sailors with no ships,train up a battalion and ship 'em out to Affistan" OK I thought this was just a talking point but the way this government,or at least the way Blairs ego streched,maybe this idea is germinating in some deskbound officers head. Hope they would be a better calibre than those on the Iraq waterway! What did the RN Commandos do?I never saw them again after training at Raleigh. Left over from WW2 I suspect.