Some of them have got considerably bigger buns than the majority of normal menfolk but that hasn’t stopped them stripping off for the Official Go Commando 2013 calendar. Going naked for charity is usually the remit of ladies but this time we are pleased to announce a change from routine as those lovely fit lads from the Royals Marines, based at base camp in Somerset, have removed their uniform and all for a very good cause. A group of forty serving members of Commando RM in Taunton have literally ‘gone commando’ to raise money for an armed forces’ charity before they are posted off to Afghanistan. And they didn’t get some fancy pants photographer to snap them in the buff, these clever chaps arranged all the shoots and took the pictures themselves.
The 2013 calendar is for the ‘Go Commando’ charity, which was founded in 2010 to provide support to serving Royal Marines and their families. The pictures include one of twenty of the lads standing naked in lake with their hands covering their important bits, whilst another shows a solitary marine covering his delicate parts with a rugby ball. Other photographs show two marines boxing in their shorts and there are several with the hunky marines stripped to their waists in various poses, sitting on barrack steps or handling weapons. The calender is already proving to be a huge hit with many ladies wanting to know where you can buy from from and others not only wanting one for themselves, but thinking of buying others for friends and family members for Christmas presents.
A spokesperson for the Royal Marines said that it was hoped the calender will raise around £50,000 for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust but we think they will achieve much more than that! The marines who took part in the photoshoot said that it was ‘a challenge which was far from a normal day’s work’. But Debbie Howarth, the PR spokesperson for Go Commando, said that although the calender was made to raise a smile and money for their charity, there was a serious message behind it. She said: “Being a wife, partner or parent with a loved-one serving in a military unit can be extremely stressful and the reality of caring for an injured husband or partner is an unfortunate fact of life faced by many courageous women. This is proving a great morale boost for the lads over in Afghanistan who tragically lost one of their colleagues – Cpl David O’Connor – together with three others working on attachment to 40 Commando within the past couple of weeks. Our thoughts are with their families.”
To order a calendar, which costs £9.99, visit www.gocommando.org.uk/shop
To learn more about the charity Go Commando, visit gocommando.org.uk/.
Photograph credits: SWNS.COM