47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines
|47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines|
Cap Badge of the Royal Marines
|Active||2001 - Present|
|Role||Rapid reaction force/Home defence|
|Part of||3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines|
|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
|Current Commander||Colonel Graeme Armour|
|Captain-General||The Duke of Sussex|
47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines 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. It is based at RM Tamar in HMNB Devonport, Plymouth.
Training is delivered at three sites:
- 10 (Landing Craft) Training Squadron at RM Tamar.
- 11 Amphibious Trials and Training Unit Royal Marines (ATTURM) based at Instow in North Devon.
- Royal Navy Board and Search School, HMS Raleigh.
Operations are delivered by the following units:
- 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines providing landing craft support to HMS Albion.
- 6 Assault Squadron Royal Marines providing landing craft support to HMS Bulwark.
- 539 Raiding Squadron Royal Marines is 3 Commando Brigade's integrated landing craft unit.
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:
- LC3 at entry to the specialisation as a Marine.
- LC2 at promotion to Corporal.
- LC1 at promotion to Sergeant.
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4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines...from HMS Albion Bulwark or HMS Bulwark, whichever is the active Fleet Amphibious Flagship
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