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Encyclopedia > 3 Commando Brigade

3 Commando Brigade is the main manoeuvre force of the British Royal Marines. The French Navy commando Jaubert storm the Alcyon in a mock assault. ... Brigade is a term from military science which refers to a group of several battalions (typically two to four), and directly attached supporting units (normally including at least an artillery battery and additional logistic support). ... The Corps of Royal Marines, usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious forces and a core component of the countrys Rapid Deployment Force. ...

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History

3 Commando Brigade can trace its origins back to World War II, when it was formed as the 3rd Special Service Brigade. The Commandos were formed as forces to performs raids on occupied Europe. Many of these raids were relatively small affairs, but some were very large, such as the 1942 Dieppe Raid, and the attack on St Nazaire to cripple the dry dock there. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, covering around 10,790,000 km² (4,170,000 sq mi) or 2. ... Dieppes pebble beach and cliff immediately following the raid on 19 August 1942. ... This article is about the 1942 raid on St Nazaire. ... U.S. Navy submarine USS Greeneville in dry dock following collision with a fishing boat. ...


At the end of the war, the British Army ceased using troops in the commando role, and the Royal Marines took over the task completely. 3 Commando Brigade was at the forefront of many actions over the next 25 years, acting as a strategic reserve for the Far East and Mediterranean areas. Its most high profile operation during this time was the Suez Crisis, when it took part in the amphibious assault against Egyptian targets. During Operation Musketeer, units of the Brigade made the first helicopter borne assault in history. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... Combatants Israel, France, United Kingdom Egypt Commanders Moshe Dayan (CoS of the IDF) General Sir Charles Keightley (C-in-C), Vice-Admiral Pierre Barjot (Deputy) Gamal Abdel Nasser Strength 45,000 British, 34,000 French, 175,000 Israeli 300,000 Egyptians Casualties 200 Israelis, 107 British, 43 French dead or... Landing ship Rapière Amphibious warfare is the assault of an objective located on land by a force attacking from ships. ... Military history records no less than three plans, all called Operation Musketeer: 1. ... The Bell 206 of Canadian Helicopters Robinson Helicopter Company (USA) R44, a four seat development of the R22 A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors (propellers). ...


1971 saw the withdrawal of British forces from the Far East and Persian Gulf. The Brigade returned to the UK with other British units. It moved to Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth, where it remains to this day. 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Far East is an inexact term often used for East Asia and Southeast Asia combined, sometimes including also the easternmost territories of Russia, i. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... Plymouth is a city in the South West of England, or alternatively the Westcountry, and is situated within the traditional county of Devon. ...


Its next large operation was in 1982. Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, and 3 Commando Brigade was one of the two main British land formations that took part in operations to recapture the islands. The Brigade landed at San Carlos Inlet and marched across East Falkand to Stanley. Argentine units were defeated in several sharp engagements, and their forces surrendered on 14 June. In the aftermath of the Gulf War, the Brigade was deployed on a non-combat task in northern Iraq. The Kurds had suffered immensely during the war and its immediate aftermath, and the Brigade was used due to its rapid deployment ability. It provided succour to the Kurds and saved many from starvation. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... From the air Stanley, someties incorrectly referred to as Port Stanley, is the capital and only town in the Falkland Islands, located on the isle of East Falkland. ... C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The 1991 Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of approximately 30 nations mandated by the United Nations and led by the United States. ... Combat, or fighting, is purposeful conflict between one or more persons, often involving violence and intended to establish dominance over the opposition. ... Kurds are one of the Iranian peoples and speak Kurdish, a north-Western Iranian language related to Persian. ...


Recently, the brigade has been involved in two major campaigns, including Operation Veritas in Afghanistan, 2002 and 2002, and Operation Telic during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In Afghanistan, no contact was made with enemy forces, despite contrary predictions. Iraq, however, saw heavy fighting occur in the early stages of the campaign, as the Brigade made its first amphibious assault in over 20 years by landing on the Al-Faw peninsula in south east Iraq. Both operations were successful, and demonstrated the brigade is still ready to perform its traditional role as one of the United Kingdom's elite fighting forces. Operation Veritas was the codename used for British military operations against the Taliban government of Afghanistan in 2001. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Operation Telic is the codename under which all British operations of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq and after are being conducted. ... The 2003 Invasion of Iraq began on March 20 comprising United States and United Kingdom forces (98%), and several other nations. ... A year is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... Al-Faw peninsula, Iraq This article is about the Iraqi peninsula. ...


Organisation

Currently, the Brigade consists primarily of three battalion-sized Commando units: Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO code In military terminology, a battalion consists of two to six companies typically commanded by a lieutenant colonel. ...

In addition the brigade has several supporting units, its own logistics regiment, an artillery regiment, an engineer squadron, a helicopter squadron, a raiding squadron equipped with small boats, and a landing craft squadron. In addition, elements of the Special Boat Service are usually deployed with the Brigade, when operational. Aviation support is provided by the Commando Helicopter Force. The Corps of Royal Marines, usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious forces and a core component of the countrys Rapid Deployment Force. ... The Corps of Royal Marines, usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious forces and a core component of the countrys Rapid Deployment Force. ... The Corps of Royal Marines, usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious forces and a core component of the countrys Rapid Deployment Force. ... Logistics is the art and science of managing and controlling the flow of goods, energy, information and other resources. ... A regiment is a military unit, larger than a company and smaller than a division. ... Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ... Look up engineer on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Squadron is a small unit or formation of cavalry, aircraft (including balloons), or naval vessels. ... Landing craft Rapière A landing craft is a type of boat used to convey infantry and vehicles on to a shore during an assault from sea to land. ... The Special Boat Service (SBS) is the British Royal Navys and Royal Marines’ Special Forces unit. ... Helicopters of the CHF are regularly deployed on The Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) is a component of the British Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. ...

In addition, the 1st Marine Battalion of the Korps Mariniers is assigned to 3 Commando Brigade on deployments of the United Kingdom/Netherlands Landing Force (UK/NL LF). The Corps of Royal Marines, usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious forces and a core component of the countrys Rapid Deployment Force. ... The Corps of Royal Marines, usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious forces and a core component of the countrys Rapid Deployment Force. ... The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery (RA), is, despite its name, a corps of the British Army It is made up of a number of regiments. ... The Corps of Royal Engineers (RE), commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ... The Corps of Royal Engineers (RE), commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. ... The Royal Netherlands Marine Corps is the marine corps of the Netherlands. ...


As part of the re-organisation of the armed forces announced in 2004, it was decided that the engineering support for 3 Commando Brigade would be increased to a full regiment, with the formation of 24 (Commando) Engineer Regiment, bringing it in line with the other deployable brigades of the British Army. The 2003 Defence White Paper, entitled Delivering Security in a Changing World sets out the future of the British military , and builds on the 1998 Strategic Defence Review (SDR) and the 2002 SDR New Chapter which responded to the challenges raised by the War on Terror. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ...


See also

The British Commandos were first formed by the Army in June 1940 during World War II as a well-armed but unregimented raider force employing unconventional and irregular tactics to assault, disrupt and reconnoitre the enemy in mainland Europe and Scandinavia. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Finnish sissi troops on skis. ... 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. ...

External links

  • Royal Marines

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BBC NEWS | UK | Fact file: 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines (622 words)
The 3,500-strong brigade is an amphibious rapid reaction force, highly trained for combat in extreme weather conditions and on difficult terrain.
It is 40 and 42 Commando which are being sent to the Gulf as part of the largest British naval deployment for two decades, led by HMS Ark Royal.
Commando soldiers have to undergo what is recognised as one of the toughest infantry training regimes in the world, at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon.
3 Commando Brigade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (796 words)
Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, and 3 Commando Brigade was one of the two main British land formations that took part in operations to recapture the islands.
In the aftermath of the Gulf War, the Brigade was deployed on a non-combat task in northern Iraq.
Brigade headquarters staff are located at Stonehouse Barracks, Plymouth, Devon with the majority of the subordinate formations in South West England.
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