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Table 2 Questionnaire data showing numbers of questionnaires returned and NFCI morbidity in 3 Commando Brigade personnel

From: Lessons from history: morbidity of cold injury in the Royal Marines during the Falklands Conflict of 1982

  RM personnel who landed on Falkland Islands Questionnaires returned (number (%)) Presence of symptoms of NFCI (number (%))
Commando infantry units  
40 Commando 652 398 (61) 314 (79)
42 Commando 494 460 (93) 357 (78)
45 Commando 535 519 (97) 380 (73)
Total 1,681 1,377 (82) 1,051 (76)
Army support units  
29 Cdo Regt RA 396 210 (53) 107(51)
59 Indp Cdo Sqn RE 179 106 (59) 70 (66)
Total 575 316 (55) 177 (56)
RM support units  
CLR 328 328 (100) 87 (27)
Brigade HQ & Sigs Sqn 422 333 (79) 190 (57)
Total 750 661 (88) 277 (42)
Sub-total (all support units) 1325 977 (74) 454 (46)
Grand total 3,006 2,354 (78) 1,505 (64)
  1. Numbers of questionnaires returned were in rounded up percentages. 3 Cdo Bde 3 Commando Brigade, 29 Cdo Regt RA Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, 59 Indp Cdo Sqn RE 59 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers, CLR commando logistics regiment, HQ & Sigs Sqn brigade headquarters and signal squadron.