30 Commando Information Exploitation Group
|30 Commando (Information Exploitation) Group, Royal Marines|
Cap Badge of the Royal Marines
|Active||2000 - present|
|Part of||Her Majesty's Naval Service|
|Garrison/HQ||Stonehouse Barracks, Plymouth|
|Motto(s)||Per Mare Per Terram (By Sea By Land) (Latin)|
|March||Quick - A Life on the Ocean Wave
Slow - Preobrajensky
|Lt Col C. Middleton RM|
|Captain-General||HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (Captain-General, Royal Marines)|
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).
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 2010 the unit, which had formerly been known as the HQ & Signals Squadron Royal Marines and then as the UK Landing Force Command Support Group, was renamed 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group.
- Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron
- Communications Squadron
- Support Squadron
- 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.
- Logistics Squadron
- Equipment Support Troop
- Catering Troop
- Motor Transport Troop
- Regimental Aid Post
- Stores Troop
- "30 Commando Information Exploitation Group". Royal Navy. Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
- "History of 30 Assault Unit 1942-1946". Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London. Archived from the original on 2 May 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2010.
- "Devon marines renamed after Bond author's wartime group". BBC. 13 December 2010.
- "Littlehampton grants town freedom to James Bond unit". BBC. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
- "Fleming’s Red Indians special Royal Marine Commando unit". Littlehampton Gazette. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
- "Freedom of Information Response" (PDF). Retrieved 4 April 2016.
- "30 Commando IX Group". Royal Navy. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
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