30 Commando IX Group

30 Commando IX Group

30 Commando Information Exploitation Group was also known as United Kingdom Landing Force Command Support Group (UKLF CSG). The Unit’s role extends back further to units tasked with signals, reconnaissance and intelligence operations during World War II.

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The unit is designed to achieve information superiority within assigned battlespace by all available means, and contribute to component and joint information activity in order to enable 3 Commando Brigade operations.

Much of its capability lies in its four organic squadrons:

Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron (SR Sqn) personnel comprise the bulk of the Brigade Reconnaissance Force. This highly trained unit is made up of reconnaissance specialists tasked with operating ahead of the main brigade force.

Y Squadron comprises electronic warfare specialists, able to gain intelligence on the enemy and increase situational awareness by intercepting enemy communications systems.

Communications Squadron operates and maintains the wide variety of communications systems and media available to the Commander, and provides personnel to set up and run the Brigade Headquarters when deployed.

Logistics Squadron role is to MOVE, SUSTAIN and PROTECT the Brigade and 30 Commando Headquarters. 

30 Commando ensures that the Brigade Commander has superior situational awareness, allowing him to make quicker, more accurate decisions and to target his adversary's key capabilities.

Exercise South West Sword being planned on board HMS Albion

HMS Albion leads amphibious forces for exercise


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Operation Complete Winter Deployment

Winter Deployment is a Norway based winter exercise. The main purpose of the annual winter exercise is to put Royal Marines and Royal Navy sailors and airmen through their paces in one of the most demanding environments.

Ready to fight

When diplomacy fails, the UK has to be ready to protect its interests and its allies. What’s more, as a member of NATO and the UN, the UK also acts to support the enforcement of UN resolutions and come to the aid of our allies. This is where the Royal Marines come in: we train to go where we’re needed – by sea, land or air – and deploy our forces with the aim of restoring peace.

International partnerships

As the fifth largest economy in the world, the UK has responsibilities towards its allies and partners. But Britain also has global ambitions – namely to protect the seaways underpinning the country’s prosperity. The Royal Navy plays a crucial role in fostering these enduring and lasting alliances with other nations.

Location Norway

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Unit History

Unit Formation1943

Originally formed in 1943, the unit played its part in World War II, capturing vital Nazi technology that helped the Allies.

30 Commando adopted2010

This auspicious title was reintroduced when it was adopted by United Kingdom Landing Force Command Support Group (UKLF CSG) to better reflect the unit’s role.

Operation Herrick 142011

First operational tour since 1943 for 30 Commando, deployed to Afghanistan on Operation Herrick 14, as part of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines.

Cougar 122012

30 Commando embark on Cougar 12, the UK's Response Force Task Group deployment in the Mediterranean

Commanding officer Paul Lynch

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel Lynch joined the Royal Marines in 1996. He assumed command of 30 Commando (information Exploitation) Group in August 2014.

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