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SCCC AND 40 COMMANDO TEAM UP FOR SPECIAL MATCHDAY

Somerset County Cricket Club and 40 Commando Royal Marines came together on Sunday for a special matchday activation at the Royal London Cup clash with Yorkshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground.

As part of the day, there were performances by the Royal Marines Band from the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone, whilst engagement and activation teams were on-hand to provide a host of activities.

Those in attendance were also treated to an unarmed combat demonstration plus a variety of Royal Marines equipment was on display.

The day also saw the Royal Marines Cricket Team host a reunion, and members of Taunton based 40 Commando produced a special match ball delivery.

Following the event, SCCC Commercial Director, Caroline Herbert said: “It was fantastic to be able to host 40 Commando and to make them such an integral element of the matchday experience. It’s absolutely crucial that we work collaboratively with our valued partners in order to be able to help them showcase everything that they have to offer.

“40 Commando play a big part in the local community, and we look forward to working with them to the further benefit of the region.”

Lieutenant Colonel Andy Dow RM, 40 Cdo RM, Commanding Officer said: “40 Commando is an active member of the community and has a long-standing relationship with the Somerset County Cricket Club. This event was the perfect opportunity to celebrate that relationship.”

In 2019, Somerset County Cricket Club and 40 Cdo RM launched a special initiative designed to enable the two organisations to work together in a mutually beneficial way, as well as helping to aid the local community.

This year, Members and supporters can expect to see Royal Marines representatives from the Commando Unit attending various LBW Business Club events and sharing their transferable skills, as well as providing activations on matchdays for our wider fanbase to enjoy.

40 Cdo RM are an Official Community Partner of the LBW Club. They will therefore be an important element of the LBW Club networking events with local businesses as well as providing guest speakers for a number of events in 2021.

Since its formation in 1942, 40 Cdo RM has served across the globe and taken part in the majority of the nation’s military and peacekeeping campaigns and operations.

As well as serving overseas on operations, the Taunton Royal Marines have also played an  integral role closer to home, most notably during flood relief efforts in recent years. They are immensely proud to be part of the vibrant local community from where they train and live.

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