Members of 30 Commando practicing room-clearing techniques at the Military Operations on Urban Terrain facility aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in 2010.
The 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group is a Royal Marines unit of the British Armed Forces. The unit resources include communications, information operations, information systems, intelligence, surveillance, and Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR).
It is a redesignation of the former brigade headquarters battalion, the UK Landing Force Command Support Group, which was previously known as HQ & Signals Squadron RM.
The unit's title harks back to the original 30 Commando (which in turn became 30 Assault Unit RM), formed in 1942. This unit was tasked to move ahead of advancing Allied forces, or to undertake covert infiltrations into enemy territory by land, sea or air, to capture much needed intelligence, in the form of codes, documents, equipment or enemy personnel.
In 2013, 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group were granted the freedom of Littlehampton, West Sussex, in honour of the original unit being based in the town during the Second World War.
Y Squadron: Electronic warfare specialists, able to gain intelligence on the enemy and increase situational awareness by intercepting enemy communications systems. The name also recalls the Y-stations first created during the First World War and expanded during the Second World War to perform a somewhat similar role on a much larger scale.