3 Commando Brigade help

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  1. I have my pre AIB sift on Monday afternoon and I am struggling to understand the structure of 3 Commando Brigade. I am probably missing something simple that would make it click in to place in seconds but I would really appreciate any help from people with knowledge in this area!
  2. Im not being funny but someone sitting an AIB should be able to navigate his way to wiki.

    The Brigade is commanded by a Royal Marines Brigadier and contains Royal Marines, Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. Brigade headquarters staff are located at Stonehouse Barracks, Plymouth, Devon with the majority of the subordinate formations in South West England. By 2003, the brigade's constituent Commando units had been re-organised in accordance with the Commando 21 re-structuring.

    The subordinate units as of 2013 are:

    The Commando Helicopter Force (CHF), of the Fleet Air Arm, based at RNAS Yeovilton provides Helicopter support.

    The Special Forces (SF) element is usually provided by units of the Special Boat Service (SBS). SF support will be allocated from the Director Special Forces, as required for tasking.

    The attached army units consist of commando-trained units from the British Army. They are attached to the brigade and provide close-support, field artillery and integral combat engineer support.

    When the Brigade is operating as the United Kingdom/Netherlands Landing Force the Operational Control of one Marine Infantry Battalion, a Mortar Company, 7th SBS Troop (NL) and a Combat Service Support element of the Korps Mariniers are delegated to the formation.[citation needed]

    The Brigade structure has recently been enhanced with the formation of 24 Commando Regiment Royal Engineers, which subsumed 59 and 131 Squadrons and increased its capacity, bringing it into line with the deployable brigades of the British Army.
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  3. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Wikipedia. Lies like Daily Orders. '[citation needed]' is a clue that some shit may be made up by a fan boy.

    For data and information 3 Commando Brigade's own corner of the mod.uk domain is a better place to go.
    However, the OP didn't say he was struggling to find information but struggling to understand. Not the same thing. I've got loads of information about women but I'm fcuked if I can understand them.
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  4. I understand that wiki is not always to be trusted but its easy to check that online and its explained quite well.
    Surely a potential officer could work all this out himself.

    Edited because my phone was on the blink, i guess.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2014
  5. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    My, that added value danny.
  6. About as much as both your replies have added to help this poor lost soul.
  7. 3 Cdo Bde is designed to project a Coy (Company, 120ish men) size group ashore in an Amphibious (i.e. ship to shore) manner in a single night, on an enduring basis.

    To do this, one Cdo is "in role", with 3 of the Coys specialising in different forms of attack, with the 4th Coy acting as an HQ Coy. One Cdo is training to take on the role of the "in role" Cdo, the 3rd is doing either specialist training, recuperating or other tasks.

    To get Marines ashore, they are provided with a lift from 2 Assault Squadrons embarked in HM Ships OCEAN and BULWARK, with 539 ASRM working as part of 1 Assault Group RM to conduct specialist tasking. If Royal doesn't want to take the boats, helicopter lift can be provided from Commando Helicopter Force.

    43 Cdo looks after Nuclear Weapon security and provides small Boarding Teams to work on Ships.

    CLR provides the logistic support to 3 Cdo (bullets and beans to the right place, at the right time, and medical support). 29 Cdo RA provide longer range weapons; 24 Cdo RE are responsible for Engineer support (ranging from blowing up anti-invasion equipment to producing sanitary areas for 3 Cdo Bde to live.

    30 IX Cdo are the Brigade Commander's eyes and ears, and will conduct surveillance of areas he directs.
  8. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Danny, ATG's post adds value and makes the transition from information through knowledge to understanding for me and hopefully for the OP.

    You are in a weak position when your 'last edited' box is populated. I think that I understood the OP's dilemma. If I'm wrong in my assumption, I hope the OP will tell me so, not you.
  9. I stand by my point he could have worked out everything he has been told in this thread in about 15 minutes using Google.
  10. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Not with the stuff you told him. The OP sought understanding; you gave him already available, information which is lower in the cognitive hierarchy.

    If you are an RM officer I will wind my neck in.

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