383 Commando Petroleum Troop

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383 Commando Petroleum Troop
Cap Badge of the Royal Logistic Corps
Country United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Type Commando
Role Combat Service Support
Size One Regiment
Garrison/HQ Plymouth TA centre
Engagements Falklands War
Operation Telic
Operation Herrick 5
Operation Herrick 9
Operation Herrick 14

383 Commando Petroleum Troop of the Royal Logistic Corps is an Army Reserve unit responsible for the handling, supply and storage of bulk fuels from ship-to-shore and under front-line combat conditions. It is a Commando unit and its soldiers must pass the All Arms Commando Course in order to serve with the Regulars in the Commando Logistic Regiment in 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines.

383 Petroleum Troop is part of Commando Logistic Regiment based at RMB Chivenor in North Devon. The TA unit which has its specialist role is currently based at the Plymouth TA centre on the coast of Devon.

Until the middle of the 1990s the TA unit had another barracks at the Blighmont TA Centre in Southampton, Hampshire.

It future under the Army 2020 plan is unknown.[1]

External links[edit]


  • TA Wessex [1]
  • TA Plymouth [2]