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Introduction – The Royal Marines and the Fire Fighters’ Strike
During the Fire Fighters’ Strike in the winter of 1977 – 1978 around 2100 Royal Marines, Royal Navy and Army personnel maintained the UK’s firefighting facilities for nine weeks. 'Operation Burberry' is one example of how the Royal Marines perform non-military duties to maintain law and order and aid the civilian population - termed in the military as 'aid to the civil power'.
Introduction - The Royal Marines and the Fire Fighters' Strike
Aid to the civil power in the United Kingdom
The involvement of the Royal Marines
The involvement of 40 Commando RM
The command structures of Operation Burberry
Winning 'hearts and minds'