1 Assault Group Royal Marines

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1 Assault Group Royal Marines
RoyalMarineBadge.svg
Cap Badge of the Royal Marines
Active 2001 - Present
Country  United Kingdom
Branch Naval Service
Type Marines/Commando/Light Infantry
Role Rapid reaction force/Home defence
Size N/a
Part of Royal Marines
Garrison/HQ HMNB Devonport
Nickname(s) The Royals, HM Jollies, Bootnecks, The Royal Machines
Motto(s) Per Mare Per Terram (By Sea By Land) (Latin)
March Quick - A Life on the Ocean Wave
Slow - n/a
Commanders
Current Commander Colonel Graeme Armour
Captain-General HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Insignia
Commando Flash Royal Marines Commando.svg

1 Assault Group Royal Marines (1AGRM) provides the Royal Marines expertise and training in small boat operations, both amphibious and riverine. In addition, it trains and parents the Assault Squadrons of the Royal Marines (ASRM) and their landing craft detachments.[1] It is based at HMNB Devonport.

History[edit]

1 AGRM was formed at RM Poole to take responsibility for landing craft training in October 2001.[2] It moved to HMNB Devonport in August 2013.[3]

Squadrons[edit]

1 AGRM has its headquarters at RM Tamar in HMNB Devonport, Plymouth.[4]

Training is delivered at three sites:

Operations are delivered by the following units:[7]

  • 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines providing landing craft support to HMS Bulwark.
  • 6 Assault Squadron Royal Marines providing landing craft support to HMS Albion.
  • 9 Assault Squadron Royal Marines providing landing craft support to HMS Ocean.
  • 539 ASRM, providing the high readiness Boat Group to 3 Commando Brigade.[8]

Squadrons are equipped with a variety of Landing Craft, including Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel.[9][10][11][12]

Training[edit]

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:[13]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1 Assault Group Royal Marines". Royal Navy. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Royal Marines History" (PDF). Marine Society and Sea Cadet Marine Cadet Section. p. 42. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Harry's heroes: Prince opens Royal Marines' new £30m amphibious complex in Plymouth". Navy News. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "RM Tamar". Royal Navy. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Historic move of amphibious Royal Marines landing craft". Royal Navy. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "New board and search facility at HMS Raleigh". Royal Navy. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "1 Assault Group Royal Marines (1 AGRM)". Elite UK Forces. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "539 Assault Squadron". Royal Navy. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Military Balance 2012", International Institute for Strategic Studies, pp. 170-171
  10. ^ The Royal Navy Handbook (2003), Conway Maritime Press.
  11. ^ Jim Dorschner (27 May 2009). "Special Delivery". Jane's Defence Weekly. 46 (21): 28. 
  12. ^ Bush, Steve (2014). British Warships and Auxiliaries. Maritime Books. pp. 35–39. ISBN 1904459552. 
  13. ^ "Landing Craft (LC)" (PDF). Royal Navy. p. 46. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 

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