40 commando royal marines

Note: This is a list of Johnlock fanfictions (both fandom classics and personal favourites) that I vastly enjoyed and would like to share with you. If you choose to read any of the stories, please please please take a look at the warnings (especially for the Darklock!Aus and the Angst fics) and be safe. Enjoy!

General

  1. 26 PiecesMycroft gives Sherlock the apparently simple task of solving a puzzle box containing a stolen microchip. It isn’t simple.
  2. The Whore of Babylon Was a Perfectly Nice Girl: Sherlock walks into a room and takes all the space right out of it. He does the same inside John’s head.
  3. Infiltrate: This is a moment Sherlock will look back to time and again as the future stalks forward; an instance he will use to justify his actions, the decisions he will make. He’d known Moriarty was working solely for his attention, even John had recognized as much during the first assault. But Sherlock has been a fool, a dangerous, incompetent fool, because this is so far beyond all that. It always has been.
  4. Applied Linguistics“He wants to shake John by the shoulders, wants to open his mouth and swallow John whole. Wants to marry him.” Sherlock searches for the right words.
  5. The Moment Pleasantly FrightfulSherlock doesn’t kiss him all at once. He takes John apart, piece by piece, until there’s nothing left of him.
  6. Electric Pink Hand Grenade (sickfic): “If Sherlock’s brain is a hard drive, then these attacks are an electro-magnetic pulse.” Sherlock Holmes does not do anything by half, not even a migraine. It falls to John to witness one of the greatest minds he has ever known tear itself apart, and he must do his best to help Sherlock pick up the pieces.
  7. Midnight Blue Serenity “This was like nothing John had ever thought to associate with Sherlock: stubble, skin-tight jeans and three small silver rings gleaming at the crest of one ear. It was unbelievable, like stepping into an alternative universe, and John couldn’t stop staring.” When Sherlock infiltrates a club in order to track down a serial killer, his altered appearance is enough to make John question his assumption that Sherlock is beyond his reach. However, is he the only one who appreciates his flatmate’s charms, or is Sherlock at risk of becoming the next victim?

Fluff

  1. Corpus HominisJohn knows the human body intimately. He’s had plenty of opportunity for study as a doctor, soldier, and lover. There’s one particular body, however, he knows very little about. When Sherlock launches himself head-first into a new obsession and they get sent on a case in an unlikely location, the pair discovers each other’s bodies with confusing yet delightful (and sometimes hilarious) results.
  2. The Road Less TraveledSherlock realises that John’s dating habits involve an unacceptable level of risk… what if he meets an unusually tolerant woman and ends up getting married?
  3. What to do When Your Flatmate is HomicidalSherlock takes Molly’s advice when dealing with his dangerous flatmate. (note: one of the best Sherlock fanfics out there)
  4. The Trouble With Being SubtleIn which Sherlock experiments, John misinterprets, and everyone else stands back and waits for the light to turn on.

Angst

  1. The Sensation of Falling as You just Hit SleepLove is a much more vicious motivator.
  2. The speed of Objects in MotionSherlock, John and a lifetime of falling together and apart.
  3. Let’s Make a Bed out in The RainJohn is devastated after his long-term girlfriend leaves him. Sherlock helps him through it.
  4. Leave the Signs and SirensAfter John’s released and back home at Baker St, Sherlock still feels it. Down the centre of his chest there’s an ache like a healing wound. A physical awareness of a body he usually ignores as much as he can. It’s psychosomatic, nothing more interesting than that.
  5. So We Go Round the Sun: If John is the sun, and Mary the moon, then Sherlock is a dark cloud hanging over them both.
  6. Alone On the WaterSherlock Holmes never expected to live a long life, but he never imagined that it would end like this.
  7. EquilibriumAt Baskerville, John is infected by a virus that turns him into a genius. But when the infection progresses into neurodegeneration, it’s a race against time to save himself.
  8. We Go Anywhere But the GroundEvery second that ticks by is a reminder of the deafening quiet Sherlock has left behind. John feels his soul slip out of his fingertips, inch by inch, with every passing day. At some point, he stops trying to hold on.

AUs

  1. The Faithful Compass Series (uni!AU): John’s drunk and some idiot’s got himself high in the bathroom. It’s a shame he’s the only trainee doctor in the house. (note: my favourite piece of fiction ever written)
  2. Performance In a Leading Role (actors!AU): Sherlock Holmes is an Oscar winner in the midst of a career slump. John Watson is an Everyman actor trapped in the rom-com ghetto. When they are cast as a gay couple in a new independent drama, will they surprise each other? Will their on-screen romance make its way into the real world?
  3. A Study In Winning (tennis!AU): John and Sherlock are professional tennis players and it’s Wimbledon. One is a broken almost was at the end of his career, the other an arrogant rising star tipped for greatness. It should have been a straightforward tournament. It really should have been. How were they to know that a chance encounter would change everything?
  4. Two Two One Bravo Baker (military!AU): Captain John Watson of 40 Commando, the Royal Marines, is assigned to protect and assist Sherlock Holmes as he investigates what appears to be a simple war atrocity in Afghanistan. An intense attraction ignites between the two men as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens everything they’ve ever known, but Sherlock is as much hunted as hunter, and everyone close to him is in deadly danger. Can he solve the case in time to save himself and John?
  5. Saving Sherlock Holmes (schoolboys!AU): Sherlock Holmes, schoolboy. Yeah, that basically sums it up.
  6. The Measure Of a Gentleman (pride and prejudice!AU): It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a partner. Less universally acknowledged is that a single man in possession of very little in the way of fortune may be in want of a partner as well, but John Watson had little time or energy to devote to his own wants or needs… Enter one Mr Holmes..
  7. The Bang and the Clatter (baseball!AU): Sherlock Holmes is a pitcher and John Watson is a catcher. No, no, no, it’s a baseball AU.
  8. Mise en Place (chef!AU): John Watson had no intentions of taking over the family business, but when he returns from Afghanistan, battered and bruised, and discovers that his sister Harry has run their restaurant into the ground, he doesn’t have much choice. There’s only one thing that can save the Empire from closing for good – the celebrity star of the BBC series Restaurant Reconstructed, Chef Sherlock Holmes.
  9. Northwest Passage (Canada!AU?): Seven years ago, Captain John Watson of the Canadian Forces Medical Service withdrew from society, seeking a simple, isolated life in the distant northern wilderness of Canada. Though he survives from one day to the next, he doesn’t truly live until someone from his dark past calls in a favor and turns his world upside-down with the introduction of Sherlock Holmes.

and a seperate category for  Darklock!AUs

  1. The Cinnamon PeelerHe just wanted John right down to the amino acids that made up his body, and he wanted them in his own body.
  2. The Paradox SeriesIn which what’s in Sherlock’s head is never going to get any better, and John is nearly thrown out of his flat. (note: this is one of the best fanfiction availiable in the fandom)

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Top: Prince William joins soldiers from the Household Cavalry to help sand bag protect Datchet Green petrol station from the rising flood waters of the River Thames; 2nd row left: Sandbags being unloaded in Gloucester by Royal Marines from 40 Commando; right: Soldiers are from C company, The Royal Ghurka Rifles, have put up a dam in a to redirect water away from housing into fields in Staines; 3rd row: A Ghurka putting up a dam in Staines; 4th row left: Royal Marines from 40 Commando distributing sandbags on Alney Island near Gloucester; right: Royal Marines from 40 Commando shore up flood defences of properties on Alney Island near Gloucester; 5th row: Prince Harry with soldiers of the Household Cavalry helping sand bag protect Datchet Green petrol station; 6th and bottom rows: Soldiers from 4th Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh fill sandbags for Tewkesbury Council in Gloucestershire [Pictures: Leading Airman (Photographer) Rhys O'Leary, Corporal Richard Cave RLC and Richard Watt, Crown copyright]
 
Personnel from all 3 services providing flood relief in affected parts of the UK.
 
Princes William and Harry have joined soldiers from the Household Cavalry to help sand bag protect Datchet Green petrol station from the rising flood waters of the River Thames.
 
Royal Marines from B Company 40 Commando have been shoring up the defences of Alney Island near Gloucester where a severe flood warning has been issued indicating a possible risk to life.
 
The Commandos from Norton Manor Camp in Somerset helped civil agencies distribute 4,000 sandbags to the residents in vulnerable, high-risk areas.
 
The Marines will be joined in Gloucestershire by 100 troops from 43 (Wessex) Brigade, who are being sent from Tidworth in Wiltshire to join the relief effort.
 
Soldiers from the Wiltshire-based 4th Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers of 43 (Wessex) Brigade, with 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh attached from 12 Mechanised Brigade, were sent from Tidworth to help fill sandbags and assist the people of Gloucestershire.
 
Over a 2-hour period they filled nearly 3,000 sand bags which will be used by Tewkesbury Council in their flood defences.
 
And soldiers from C company, The Royal Ghurka Rifles, have put up a dam to redirect water away from housing into fields in Staines.
 
In addition, a further 1,060 sailors and Royal Marines from across the Senior Service are on standby to intervene should the Government’s COBRA emergency committee require them.

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09/12/14

With less than a week to go before they arrive back in the UK for Christmas HMS Bulwark’s embarked Royal Marines put on a showstopper by storming a beach in Gibraltar. Exercise Sea Snake saw commandos from Charlie Company 40 Commando and 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines (ASRM) land on East Beach in Gibraltar for a routine wader exercise. The exercise involved personnel landing ashore from the Fleet Flagship HMS Bulwark and Royal Fleet Auxiliary Lyme Bay, testing their unique skills required for amphibious operations. The Marines went ashore on offshore raiding craft as well as landing craft capable of carrying commandos and heavy vehicles, tanks and supplies.

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Top: A Royal Marine from Bravo Company 40 Commando lifts a sandbag over a garden fence to a sailor from Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton as they assist with building flood defences at Fordgate in Somerset; 2nd row left: A sailor from Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton at the start of a human chain to lift and place in excess of 14,000 sandbags to build flood defences at Fordgate in Somerset; middle: Sailors from Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton form a human chain to lift and place in excess of 14,000 sandbags to build flood defences at Fordgate in Somerset; right: A sailor from Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton placing a sandbag to build flood defences at Fordgate in Somerset; 3rd row: Sailors from Royal Navy ranks from Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton, and Royal Marines from Bravo Company 40 Commando manhandle in excess of 14,000 sandbags to build flood defences at Fordgate in Somerset; 4th row left: Royal Marines from Bravo Company 40 Commando placing sandbags to build flood defences at Fordgate in Somerset; right: Sailors from Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton form a human chain to lift and place in excess of 14,000 sandbags to build flood defences at Fordgate in Somerset; 5th row: Soldiers from 1st Royal Regiment of Fusiliers unloading sandbags at Wraysbury Primary School; Bottom left: Sailors from Royal Navy ranks from Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton, and Royal Marines from Bravo Company 40 Commando manhandle in excess of 14,000 sandbags to build flood defences at Fordgate in Somerset; and right: Soldiers from 1st Royal Regiment of Fusiliers conducting a reassurance patrol to check on householders in the flooded areas of Horton [Pictures: Leading Airman (Photographer) Rhys O'Leary and Corporal Richard Cave RLC, Crown copyright]
 
Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers have been assisting with the flood relief efforts in partnership with the civilian authorities throughout the Thames Valley area.
 
Royal Navy personnel from HMS Sultan continue to assist at Datchet near Windsor and in West Berkshire.
 
Royal Marines from 40 Commando and sailors from Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton continue to provide assistance in Somerset and have been carrying out a variety of manual labour tasks, such as filling and moving sandbags and moving residents’ possessions to safety.
 
Reservists from 7th Battalion The Rifles and members of the 9 Transport Logistics Regiment have been working to protect the electrical sub-station at Pingewood near Reading.
 
Engineers at Chesil Beach in Dorset are supporting the Environment Agency by repairing the flood defences using military bulldozers and excavators.
 
In addition, a number of military planners are working with relevant agencies at a range of locations across the south to scope what further support the military can offer.
 
More than 1,650 personnel at a variety of locations across the south of the UK have been placed at high readiness and stand ready to receive taskings as required.

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[Pictures: Leading Airman (Photographer) Rhys O'Leary, Crown copyright]

Royal Marines from 40 Commando have continued to help local Agencies with the flood relief effort on the Somerset Levels.
 
They have helped move and fit 42 pipes, each weighing 3.5 tonnes, used by the Environment Agency to pump away flood water.
 
Using a flat bed support vehicle and military lorry, from the Commando Logistics Regiment based at Royal Marines Base Chivenor in North Devon, 8 Marines used brute strength to load the piping at North Moor pumping station and unload it again at Salt Moor.
 
The Marines were also tasked with filling HESCO bastions – used for military fortification in Afghanistan – with earth to create a flood barrier in the Somerset village of Aller.
 
The 40 Commando Royal Marines are part of a contingent of military personnel who have been assisting with the flood relief effort over the last 5 Days.
 
They continue to provide support to people in Somerset as part of a cross-Government and multi-agency relief effort.

Members of 40 Commando Royal Marines, conduct a patrol in the Mojave Desert.

With nearly 1,000 squares miles of barren, sun scorched desert landscape in which to train, Royal Marines launched themselves into Exercise Black Alligator, which was held in the United States of America.

Hundreds of Green Berets from 40 Commando Group made the journey across the Atlantic to hone their war fighting skills in California’s Mojave Desert, an area that provides excellent training opportunities the likes of which are not available in the UK.

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Photographer: PO(Phot) Sean Clee

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Alpha Company 40 Commando Royal Marines on operations in Nahr-e Saraj, Central Helmand, 2009

Photographs by L(Phot) Rhys Oleary
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