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Commando Logistic Regiment
Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines (CLR) is situated at Chivenor in North Devon. It is home to about 620 personnel from all three services, including Mechanical Engineers, Medics and Logisticians. No other unit has such an eclectic mix of cap badges working together.
The Regiment’s purpose is to provide every aspect of combat service support for 3 Commando Brigade, anywhere in the world. In particular the Regiment’s aims are to provide support for brigade amphibious operations when sea based, during offload across a beach or port and over a large battle space on land.
CLR has proven the importance of its existence and roles in recent operations in Afghanistan. The Regiment deployed in its entirety on Operation Herrick 9 and the men and women of CLR RM were granted seven honours and awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements.
- Royal Marine
- PREVIOUS UNITS:
- 42 Cdo,
Dominic May joined the Royal Marines in 1983, serving as a marine and, after his Junior Command Course, a corporal in 40 Commando. He commissioned in 1989 before troop commanding in Northern Ireland, Norway, Brunei and Iraq on Operation Haven in 1991.
Specialising as a mountain leader in 1992, he commanded 40 Commando’s reconnaissance troop and, in 1995, completed an operational tour of Bosnia with 20 Armoured Brigade
He served next in Headquarters 5 Airborne Brigade before, in 1997, returning to the Commando Training Centre to command the Junior Command Course.
Promoting to major in 1999, he became SO2 Individual Training in Headquarters Royal Marines.
He was appointed to 42 Commando in 2001 to command Mike Company on operations in South Armagh, Northern Ireland and Iraq on Operation Telic 1.
A year at the Royal Military College of Science followed and he qualified as a Master of Defence Administration in 2004.
Promoting to lieutenant colonel in 2004, he became the Royal Marines Corps Drafting Officer in the Directorate of Naval Career Management.
In 2006, he returned to the Commando Training Centre to command Commando Training Wing. There followed a year as the Royal Marines Corps Colonel with responsibility for establishing an enduring programme of UK wide Royal Marines recruiting, selection and outreach activities in support of Director Naval Recruiting.
In 2009 he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff, Headquarters 3 Command Brigade and completed deployments to Norway, USA and Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 14 in 2011.
Colonel May assumed command of the Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines in March 2012.
He is married and has two children. His hobbies include sea kayaking, golf, fly-fishing and shooting.
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CURRENT STATUS: COMPLETED
Operation Herrick is the code-name for the work UK Forces have been doing in Afghanistan since 2002, working to bring about stability in the country and maintain the forces of law and order, pushing back the Taliban and preventing them from using the country as a base for terrorism.
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