40 Commando Royal Marines returned from Afghanistan at the end of 2010. The attrition on Charlie Company was significant over a demanding seven month deployment
, especially in terms of injuries sustained from daily patrolling in the blistering Afghan summer heat, carrying loads of upwards of 100Ibs.
One of the key successes of the deployment was the Royal Marines ability to continue soldiering even under these climatic and physical strains that everyone faced. Glyn Forshaw was a key component in keeping the Royal Marines “on the road”.
A man hugely respected by his contemporaries, he worked tirelessly, in often highly austere conditions, to ease the physical burdened, in doing so tending a myriad of ailments from sprains, twists and severe muscle damage.
In an intensely physically demanding deployment, Glyn was not only a credit to Charlie Company and the Royal Marines, but also a credit to his profession, where his professionalism, dedication and knowledge was exceptional.