Brigade Patrol Troop

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Brigade Patrol Troop, RM
Cap Badge of the Royal Marines
Active1992 - Present
Country United Kingdom
BranchRoyal Navy
TypeAdvanced Reconnaissance
RoleCommando Infantry
Part ofNaval Service
Garrison/HQStonehouse Barracks
Motto(s)Per Mare Per Terram (By Sea By Land) (Latin)
MarchQuick - A Life on the Ocean Wave
Slow - Preobrajensky

The Brigade Patrol Troop is a troop of Royal Marines, United Kingdom, under command of the Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron (SRS), 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group.[1]


The troop can be traced back to the Cliff Assault Unit which operated in the Second World War.[2] The Cliff Assault Unit was in action in every major Royal Marines operation from the Gulf War to the War in Afghanistan.[2] It evolved into the Brigade Patrol Troop which was established in 1992.[3]


The troop consists of six teams of four marines each who are employed in a reconnaissance role, ahead of the main force collecting information on the enemy and reporting directly back to the Brigade Headquarters.[4] ML3 is a 9 week course open to all levels, provided by the Mountain Leader Training Cadre. Trainees go on to serve in the Commando Unit Recce Troops, Brigade Patrol Troop, HMS Protector and the Special Forces Support Group.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Reporting from the Fleet". Navy News. 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2016-12-22.
  2. ^ a b "Mountain leadership opens to all Royal Marines". Ministry of Defence. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Stephen Moran". Plymouth University. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  4. ^ "UK Landing Force Command Support Group". Ministry of Defence. Archived from the original on March 10, 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  5. ^ "A corps of specialists: A Careers Guide to The Royal Marines Specialisations" (PDF). Royal Navy. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Royal Marines seek new mountain kings". Royal Navy. Retrieved 27 March 2017.

Coordinates: 50°21.975′N 4°9.660′W / 50.366250°N 4.161000°W / 50.366250; -4.161000 (Brigade Patrol Troop RM)