30 May '12, 11am

News: 42 Commando celebrate opening of new medical centre

"The conditions that [Royal Marines] work in, whether they are in Afghanistan or on Dartmoor, mean that you need to be at a peak of medical fitness. "The new sick bay brings us into a new age as we understand more of the medical and dental needs. On the plus side the medical and dental centre will also provide medical education." The CO of 42 Commando, Lieutenant Colonel Neil Sutherland, said: "This is an extremely important facility. Our previous medical facilities were very dated and not fit for purpose for a Royal Marines Commando unit in 2012. The medical department had been split up, but what we have now is everything on one site for physio, dental and medical; they are all under one roof. "Now the quality and care for the Royal Marines is far improved. Our sick bay is a mix of military and civilian people. When we deploy, the civilians remain here and will be able to...

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