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Encyclopedia > 1 Assault Group Royal Marines

1 Assault Group Royal Marines (1AGRM) provides the Royal Marines expertise in small boat operations in support of littoral operations, both amphibious and riverine activities[1]. It is based at Royal Marines Poole in Dorset and comprises a number of individual squadrons[2]. Her Majestys Royal Marines, also known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the Royal Navys Light Infantry, the United Kingdoms amphibious force and specialists in Arctic and Mountain Warfare. ... A littoral is the region near the shoreline of a body of fresh or salt water. ... The word amphibious or amphibian, when used alone, has several possible meanings in the English language. ... Categories: Geographical term stubs ... For other uses, see Dorset (disambiguation). ...

  • 4 Assualt Squadron RM providing landing craft support to HMS Bulwark
  • 6 Assault Squadron RM providing landing craft support to HMS Albion
  • 9 Assault Squadron RM providing landing craft support to HMS Ocean
  • 10 Landing Craft Training Squadron
  • 11 Amphibious Trials and Training Squadron RM based at Royal Marines Instow, Devon

1AGRM also provide the training and expertise for 539 Assault Squadron RM, based in Turnchapel in Plymouth, which provides landing craft amphibious and riverine capability to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. Landing craft Rapière LCU 1656 departs USS Bataan (LHD-5) well deck during Hurricane Katrina relief operations. ... HMS Bulwark is an Albion-class landing platform dock, the UKs newest class of amphibious assault warship. ... The ninth and current Albion (2001-present) is one of the newest additions to the Royal Navy and is the nameship of a class of two, state of the art Landing Platform Dock Ships (LPDs) that will be a welcome addition to an already powerful amphibious assault capability. ... The sixth HMS Ocean (L12) of the Royal Navy is a Landing Platform, Helicopter Cruiser, the only one in its class, built by Kvaerner Govan on the Clyde taking advantage of commercial build methods and facilities, before sailing from Barrow-in-Furness for fitting out prior to acceptance into service... Instow is a village in north Devon, near the end of the River Torridge. ... Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Plymstock is a parish and a suburb of Plymouth, England. ... Plymouth is a city in the southwest of England, or alternatively the Westcountry, and is situated within the traditional county of Devon. ... 3 Commando Brigade is the main manoeuvre force of the British Royal Marines. ... Her Majestys Royal Marines, also known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the Royal Navys Light Infantry, the United Kingdoms amphibious force and specialists in Arctic and Mountain Warfare. ...


Individual squadrons are commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel and are variously equipped with vessels including hovercraft (LCAC), Rigid Raider motor boats, inflatable raiding craft and landing craft. In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... A U.S. Navy hovercraft attached to the Amphibious assault ship Kearsarge (LHD-3) A Russian Project 1232. ... A Royal Marines Rigid Raider The Rigid Raider is a series of fast patrol/assault boat made by RTK Marine (part of VT Group). ...

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Training

10 Landing Craft Training Squadron provide training accredited by the Royal Yachting Association for candidates to the landing craft specialisation. This training is delivered at various stages in the individual's career: The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the UKs recognised national association for sailing, windsurfing, motor cruising, sportsboats, personal watercraft and powerboat racing. ...

  • LC3 at entry to the specialisation as a Marine
  • LC2 at promotion to Corporal
  • LC1 at promotion to Sergeant

Landing Craft Officer Qualifying course (LCOQ) is delivered to subalterns who opt to join the landing craft specialisation and prepares them for command of troops within the various squadrons or positions on the staff of Commander-in-Chief Fleet or 3 Commando Brigade. Corporal is a rank in use in some form by most militaries, police forces or other uniformed organizations around the world. ... Sergeant is a rank used in some form by most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organisations around the world. ... A subaltern is a military term for a junior officer. ... The Commander-in-Chief Fleet, or CINCFLEET, is the senior admiral responsible for the preparation and operation of the ships, submarines and aircraft of the Royal Navy. ... 3 Commando Brigade is the main manoeuvre force of the British Royal Marines. ...


Additional Training Courses

10 LC Training Squadron also conduct other training tasks.

  • Amphibious training for Royal Marines recruits, young officers and the All Arms Commando Course.
  • Small boat training for the Royal Navy, Army, Police and Customs.
  • Engineering and navigation training for the Assault Squadrons
  • Specially-tailored LC Specialist training for 2 Raiding Troop from the Royal Marines Reserve.
  • Surface Manoeuvre expertise to the wider amphibious community.

Titles

539 squadron is named after the famous 539 Assault Flotilla which landed on Gold Beach during the Invasion of Normandy. The Battle of Normandy was fought in 1944 between the German forces occupying Western Europe and the invading Allies. ...


See also

The armed forces of the United Kingdom are known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majestys Armed Forces, officially the Armed Forces of the Crown. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Her Majestys Royal Marines, also known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the Royal Navys Light Infantry, the United Kingdoms amphibious force and specialists in Arctic and Mountain Warfare. ... 3 Commando Brigade is the main manoeuvre force of the British Royal Marines. ... Fleet Prtection Group Royal Marines Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines Security of nuclear weapons at Faslane, HM Naval Base Clyde is part of the Groups responsibilities The Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines (FPGRM), formerly Comacchio Company Royal Marines (1980-1983) and Comacchio Group Royal Marines (1983-2001), is a...

References

  1. ^ 1 Assault Group Royal Marines
  2. ^ Other Royal Marines Units

External links

  • Other Royal Marine Units 1 Assault Group Royal Marines
  • THE ROYAL MARINES
  • Dictionary

 
 

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