Plymouth Argyle Youth take to the water with Devonport Royal Marines

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Plymouth Argyle Football Club Youth Academy players have been getting close to the Royal Marines Landing Craft and Amphibious experts at HM Naval Base Devonport, with a visit to 47 Commando Raiding Group Royal Marines.

During the visit organised by Sergeant Ross McNeil from Royal Marines Tamar, the academy players were shown 47 Cdo’s Offshore Raiding Craft (ORCs), as well as a trip on the river Tamar, where they got to experience the ORCs in action.

On returning to dry land they were put through their paces with some leadership tasks conducted in one of the Unit’s hangars.

47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines, formerly 1 Assault Group Royal Marines (2001-2019), provides the Royal Marines expertise and training in small Boat operations, both amphibious and riverine.

In addition, it trains and parents the Assault Squadrons of the Royal Marines (ASRM) and their landing craft detachments. It is based a Royal Marines Tamar in HMNB Devonport.

Pictures by L Phot Mark Johnson.