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Encyclopedia > Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines
Fleet Prtection Group Royal Marines
Fleet Prtection Group Royal Marines
Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines
Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines
Security of nuclear weapons at Faslane, HM Naval Base Clyde is part of the Group's responsibilities
Security of nuclear weapons at Faslane, HM Naval Base Clyde is part of the Group's responsibilities

The Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines (FPGRM), formerly Comacchio Company Royal Marines (1980-1983) and Comacchio Group Royal Marines (1983-2001), is a commando-sized specialist unit of the Royal Marines responsible for guarding the United Kingdom's Naval nuclear weapons and other security-related duties. Image File history File linksMetadata FleetProtectionBadge. ... Image File history File linksMetadata FleetProtectionBadge. ... Image File history File links FleetProtectionGroup. ... Image File history File links FleetProtectionGroup. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (640x792, 49 KB)From [www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (640x792, 49 KB)From [www. ... Faslane Naval Base, officially HMS Neptune, is a Royal Navy base situated on Gare Loch, which connects to the River Clyde in Scotland. ... Categories: Stub ... A specialist unit whos members were drawn only from the Royal Marines Commandos. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A specialist unit whos members were drawn only from the Royal Marines Commandos. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Her Majestys Royal Marines, also known as Royal Marines Commandos usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious force and a core component of the countrys Rapid Deployment Force. ... For the Italian comics character with this name, see Lo Sconosciuto Most general, a specialist is a person which are able to solve some predefined class of problems. ... Her Majestys Royal Marines, also known as Royal Marines Commandos usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious force and a core component of the countrys Rapid Deployment Force. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the hypocenter. ...

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History

On May 1 1980, the Comacchio Company Royal Marines was formed to guard Britain's Naval nuclear weapons and as a Maritime Counter-Terrorism unit for offshore installations, including oil rigs and ships. The Comacchio Company RM initially numbered around 300 personnel. May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... From the latin maritimus, maritime refers to things relating to the sea. ... Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ... Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft, sometimes with multiple decks. ...


Taking its name from a World War Two battle honour, the Comacchio Company's purpose was deemed inappropriate for a Commando-level specification. Instead, the Comacchio Company was named after a battle fought in Lake Comacchio, Italy, by Royal Marines in 1945, where Corporal Thomas Peck Hunter of 43 Commando posthumously received the Victoria Cross for his actions. On its formation, Comacchio Company took on the colours and traditions of the-then defunct 43 Commando. Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Corporal is a rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Code OR-4) in use by several militaries, police forces or other uniformed organizations around the world. ... Missing image Photo submitted by Luigi Sartorel Thomas Peck Hunter was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... Victoria Cross medal, ribbon, and bar. ...


The Comacchio Company RM became Comacchio Group RM in November 1983 to reflect a manpower increase to over 400 Royal Marines. From 1987 onwards, Comacchio Group also ceased performing the Maritime Counter-Terrorism role, after a study transferred the task to the newly-formed M-squadron of the Royal Marines Special Boat Service. Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Her Majestys Royal Marines, also known as Royal Marines Commandos usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious force and a core component of the countrys Rapid Deployment Force. ... The Special Boat Service (SBS) is the British Royal Navys Special Forces unit. ...


The Comacchio Group RM was renamed Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines in March 2001, and was restructured into its current organisation. The Group also moved from Condor Barracks in Arbroath, Scotland to HM Naval Base Clyde, which is situated near Helensburgh, Scotland. Look up March in Wiktionary, the free dictionary March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... The ruined Arbroath Abbey, build from local red sandstone. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Categories: Stub ... Helensburgh (Baile Eilidh in Gaelic) is a Scottish town historically part of Dunbartonshire, but since local government reorganisation in 1995 in Argyll and Bute, on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde. ...


In 2004, rifle squadron P was renamed S squadron and the Group was further expanded to a complement of 530. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A rifle is a firearm that uses a spiral groove cut into the barrel to spin a projectile (usually a bullet), thus improving accuracy and range of the projectile. ...


Tasks and Organisation

As of 2005, The Fleet Protection Group has over 500 personnel and is organised into several sub-units: 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • HQ headquarters squadron
  • O rifle squadron
  • R rifle squadron
  • S rifle squadron

The Group currently performs several tasks, including providing specialist boarding parties for Royal Navy vessels, a security presence at Northwood Headquarters in London, England and protection of Britain's Naval nuclear weapons. Headquarters (HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... Tri-service badge of the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. ... This article is about the British city. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked...


The Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines is the only operational Royal Marines Commando unit (equivalent to an Army Light Infantry Battalion) outside of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, instead the group works through the Commander Operations Fleet to the Commander-in-Chief Fleet. 3 Commando Brigade is the main manoeuvre force of the British Royal Marines. ... Her Majestys Royal Marines, also known as Royal Marines Commandos usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious force and a core component of the countrys Rapid Deployment Force. ... 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. ...


References

  • Fleet Protection Group RM

See also

The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services being the oldest of its three branches. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... 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 United Kingdom was the third country to test an independently developed nuclear weapon in October 1952. ... SRR insignia The United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) is an umbrella directorate overseeing the special forces units of the British Armed Forces, which are currently: Special Air Service (SAS) Special Boat Service (SBS) Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) Other British Special Forces and elite units include...

External links

  • Royal Marines website

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Eighteen Royal Marines commanded Fleet Air Arm squadrons during the course of the war, and with the formation of the British Pacific Fleet were well-represented in the final drive on Japan.
Fleet Protection Group: This is the home defence unit of the Royal Marines, performing various tasks outside the remit of 3 Commando Brigade, including protection of nuclear weapons and provision for the Northern Ireland patrol squadron.
Royal Marines Band Service: The only branch of the Royal Marines which admits women and whose members are not necessarily commando-trained (and therefore may wear blue berets instead of green), the Band Service provides all the regular bands for the Royal Navy and also trains the RN Volunteer Bands.
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