The Royal Marines are famous the world over as the Royal Navy’s soldiers at sea. Tough and resilient, a Commando is part of a special brotherhood serving globally 24 hours a day. From the Arctic to Afghanistan, Royals are making their mark.
About the Royal Marines
40 Commando is a battalion sized Unit providing part of 3 Commando Brigade’s amphibious warfare capability.
“42 Commando Royal Marines are one of three elite battalion-sized units which make up the global punch of 3 Commando Brigade. They have recently returned from Cougar 13; an annual deployment of the UK’s high readiness Maritime Response Force Task Group (RFTG). During Cougar 13 they deployed to the Mediterranean and the Gulf which saw them working with partner nations on a series of demanding exercises throughout the region.
For a long time Britain’s experts in cold weather warfare, the men of 45 Commando, have spent most of the past decade surrounded by sand; either on operations in Iraq or Afghanistan. However last autumn saw the Commando return to their natural habitat and the Unit deployed on an amphibious deployment to the Mediterranean (COUGAR 2012). 45 Commando spent a year as the UK’s Very high readiness Lead Commando Unit before handing this baton to 42 Commando in May this year.
539 Assault Squadron
539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines is a vital link in the Corps' chain, allowing 3 Commando Brigade to transfer onto land from the sea or river. It can operate amphibious Viking vehicles to deliver force into territories, something which the unit has done several times since it was created in the aftermath of the Falklands War.
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.
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