43 Commando brush up on their Green Skills

Topic: Fighting armsRoyal Marines

Several Landing Craft (LC) specialists of Boat Troop, R Squadron, 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines have left their Offshore Raiding Craft (ORCs), Island Class Patrol Boats and the waters of the Gareloch behind to practice their green skills in the local training area

The exercise took place over several days and led up to troop level attacks with the opportunity for several of the JNCOs to act as troop commanders. 

43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines is a 550-strong Unit based at HM Naval Base Clyde in Scotland

Its primary mission is to prevent unauthorised access to the UK’s strategic nuclear deterrent through the provision of specialist military capability.

Additionally, maritime boarding and sniper teams and the very high readiness Fleet Contingent Troop are deployed worldwide to conduct specialist maritime security tasks in support of the Royal Navy.

Royal Marine teams from 43 Commando are currently deployed on counter-piracy, counter-narcotics, and maritime interdiction operations in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.  

There is also a detachment of cold weather warfare trained Royal Marines from the Unit deployed on the Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship.

43 Commando is part of 3 Commando Brigade, the UK’s high readiness expeditionary amphibious force.