12th Battalion Royal Marines

Discussion in 'Commandos & Royal Marines' started by EmpireUmpire, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. EmpireUmpire

    EmpireUmpire Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    Looking for more information on another Royal Marines unit - the 12th Battalion.

    I really cannot seem to find much information online about non Commando units. Is this usual?

    Anyway, if you have information on them I would be glad to read it.

    Kind regards
  2. Rothy

    Rothy Well-Known Member

    The 12th R.M. Battalion was formed at Hayling Island, Hampshire, on 1st January 1941 for service as the Land Defence Force. It was disbanded at South Hayling on 7th August 1942.

    A war diary for the Battalion is held at The National Archives:

    ADM 202/232 12th Battalion (formerly Land Defence Force)
    Date: 1941 Jan.-May 1942 Jan.-Aug.


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