Spared the axe
conducting training with the Albanians in the Mediterranean.
In September 2017, 40 Commando also deployed to hurricane-ravaged British overseas territories in the Caribbean in the wake of two devastating storms.
Lt Col Maynard described their humanitarian relief efforts as “pretty relentless”, but said it “felt like a very nice thing to do to help people in just a desperate situation”.
And in March this year following the Salisbury nerve agent attack in which Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were targeted, 40 Commando helped in the aftermath.
Lt Col Maynard said the incident came just weeks after they had carried out a three-week counterchemical, biological and radiological exercise, when they were asked to help.