|3 Commando Brigade|
Cap Badge of the Royal Marines
|Active||February 14, 1942-|
|Role||Commando/Amphibious Landing Force|
|Size||4 Regiments, 4 Battalions, 1 Squadron|
|Part of||Royal Marines|
|Garrison/HQ||1 Bn. Events 842 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Naval Service is the Naval branch of the British Armed Forces, which includes civilian agencies under the control of the Navy Board. Marines (from the English adjective marine, meaning of the sea, from Latin language mare, meaning sea via French adjective In Military science, the term commando can refer to an individual a Military unit, or a raiding style of military operation. Traditionally light infantry (or skirmishers) were soldiers whose job was to provide a Skirmishing screen ahead of the main body of Infantry, harassing A regiment is a Military unit, composed of a variable number of Battalions – commanded by a Colonel. A battalion is a Military unit of around 500-1500 men usually consisting of between two and seven companies and typically commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel A squadron is a small unit or formation of Cavalry, armour, Aircraft (including Balloons) or Warships Army The Royal Marines ( RM) are the marine corps and amphibious Infantry of the United Kingdom and along with the Royal Navy The Rifles - Beachley|
40 Commando - Taunton
42 Commando - Plymouth
45 Commando - Arbroath
Commando Logistic Regiment - Chivenor
29 Commando Regiment RA - Portsmouth
24 Commando Regiment RE - Chivenor
|March||Quick - Sarie Marais|
|Brigade Commander||Brigadier F H R "Buster" Howes OBE RM|
|Deputy Brigade Commander||Colonel David A Hook RM|
|Brigade Regimental Sergeant Major||Warrant Officer 1st Class A C Jacka RM|
3 Commando Brigade is a commando formation of the British Armed Forces and the main manoeuvre formation of the Royal Marines. For the band The Rifles see The Rifles (band. For the novel by William T Taunton is the County town of Somerset, England. The Unparished area (or former Municipal borough) of Taunton has a Population Plymouth ( is a city and unitary authority area on the coast of Devon, England about south west of London. Arbroath or Aberbrothock ( Scottish Gaelic: Obair Bhrothaig which translates literally as 'at the mouth of the Brothock' is a former Royal burgh Royal Marines Base Chivenor is a British military base used primarily by the Royal Marines. History See also History of Portsmouth There have been settlements in the area since before Roman times mostly being offshoots of Portchester, which Sarie Marais (also known as My Sarie Marais) is a traditional Afrikaans folk song created during either the First Anglo-Boer War (ca This article refers to the military rank For the Doctor Who character known as the Brigadier see Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Colonel ( RP ˈkɜnəl GA ˈkɜrnəl is a Military rank of a Commissioned officer, with corresponding ranks existing in almost every country A Warrant Officer ( WO) is a member of a military organization holding one of a specific group of ranks. The Royal Marines ( RM) are the marine corps and amphibious Infantry of the United Kingdom and along with the Royal Navy Its personnel are predominantly Royal Marines, supported by units of Royal Engineers, Royal Artillery, The Rifles (from 2008), and the Fleet Air Arm, together with other Commando Qualified Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen. The Royal Marines ( RM) are the marine corps and amphibious Infantry of the United Kingdom and along with the Royal Navy The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers ( RE) and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps The Royal Artillery, is the common name for the Royal Regiment of Artillery, is an Arm of the British Army. For the band The Rifles see The Rifles (band. For the novel by William T The Fleet Air Arm is the branch of the Royal Navy responsible for the operation of the aircraft on board their ships The All Arms Commando Course lasts for 9 weeks and is run by the Royal Marines at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM Lympstone.
3 Commando Brigade can trace its origins back to World War II, when it was formed as the 3rd Special Service Brigade. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Commandos were formed as forces to perform raids on occupied Europe. Many of these raids were relatively small affairs, but some were very large, such as the 1942 Dieppe Raid, and the attack on St Nazaire to cripple the dry dock there. The Dieppe Raid, also known as The Battle of Dieppe or Operation Jubilee, during the Second World War, was an Allied attack on the The St Nazaire Raid (also called Operation Chariot) was a successful British seaborne attack on the heavily defended docks of St A drydock is a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform
At the end of the war, the British Army ceased using troops in the commando role, and the Royal Marines took over the task completely from the Army Commandos. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. The British Commandos were first formed by the British Army in June 1940 during World War II as a well-armed but non-regimental raider force employing unconventional 3 Commando Brigade was at the forefront of many actions over the next 25 years, acting as a strategic reserve for the Far East and Mediterranean areas. Its most high profile operation during this time was the Suez Crisis, when it took part in the amphibious assault against Egyptian targets. The Suez Crisis, also referred to as the Tripartite Aggression, (أزمة السويس - العدوان الثلاثي Crise du canal de Suez מבצע קדש Kadesh This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. During Operation Musketeer, units of the Brigade made the first British helicopter borne assault in history. History Since 400 AD Chinese children have played with bamboo flying toys.
1971 saw the withdrawal of British forces from the Far East and Persian Gulf. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. The Far East is a term often used by people in the Western world to refer to the countries of East Asia. The Persian Gulf, in the Southwest Asian region is an extension of the The Brigade returned to the UK with other British units. It moved to Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth, where it remains to this day. Plymouth ( is a city and unitary authority area on the coast of Devon, England about south west of London.
Its next large operation was in 1982. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, and 3 Commando Brigade was one of the two main British land formations that took part in operations to recapture the islands. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. An island (ˈaɪlənd or isle (/ˈaɪl/ is any piece of land that is completely surrounded by water in two dimensions above high tide and isolated from other significant The Brigade landed at San Carlos Inlet and marched across East Falkland to Stanley. San Carlos is a settlement in northwestern East Falkland, lying south of Port San Carlos on San Carlos Water. East Falkland (Isla Soledad the largest of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, has an area of 6605 square kilometres (2550 sq mi. "Port Stanley" redirects here For the town in Canada see Port Stanley Ontario. Argentine units were defeated in several sharp engagements, and their forces surrendered on 14 June. In the aftermath of the Gulf War, the Brigade was deployed on a non-combat task in northern Iraq. The ComBat was an Aluminium Cricket bat and the subject of an incident that occurred at the WACA cricket ground in Perth in December 1979. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. The Kurds had suffered immensely during the war and its immediate aftermath, and the Brigade was used due to its rapid deployment ability. It provided succour to the Kurds and saved many from starvation.
Recently, the brigade has been involved in two major campaigns, including Operation Veritas in Afghanistan, 2001 and 2002, and Operation Telic during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Operation Veritas was the codename used for British military operations against the Taliban government of Afghanistan in 2001 Afghanistan /æfˈgænɪstæn/ officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ( Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت, Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Operation (or Op TELIC is the codename under which all British operations of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq and after are being conducted The 2003 invasion of Iraq, from March 20 to May 1 2003 was spearheaded by the United States, backed by British forces and smaller contingents from Australia In Afghanistan, no contact was made with enemy forces, despite contrary predictions. Iraq, however, saw heavy fighting occur in the early stages of the campaign, as the Brigade made its first amphibious assault in over 20 years by landing on the Al-Faw peninsula in south east Iraq. A year (from Old English gēr) is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the Orbit of the Earth around the Sun This article is about the Iraqi peninsula See also the Al-Fao artillery system Both operations were successful, and demonstrated the brigade is still ready to perform its traditional role as one of the United Kingdom's elite fighting forces.
In 2006, the brigade returned to Afghanistan on Operation Herrick, replacing 16 Air Assault Brigade, where intense fighting occurred. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Operation Herrick is the codename under which all British operations in the war in Afghanistan have been conducted
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. Plymouth ( is a city and unitary authority area on the coast of Devon, England about south west of London. Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name
The subordinate formations are:
Helicopter support is provided by the Commando Helicopter Force of the Fleet Air Arm, based at RNAS Yeovilton. 3 Commando Brigade is a commando formation of the British Armed Forces and the main manoeuvre formation of the Royal Marines. Plymouth ( is a city and unitary authority area on the coast of Devon, England about south west of London. 45 Commando Royal Marines is a Battalion sized unit of the British Royal Marines and subordinate unit within 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines the principal Arbroath or Aberbrothock ( Scottish Gaelic: Obair Bhrothaig which translates literally as 'at the mouth of the Brothock' is a former Royal burgh The mission role of the Commando Logistic Regiment, Royal Marines is to provide second line Combat Service Support to Headquarters 3 Commando Brigade and Royal Royal Marines Base Chivenor is a British military base used primarily by the Royal Marines. 1 Assault Group Royal Marines ( 1AGRM) provides the Royal Marines expertise in small boat operations in support of Littoral operations both amphibious The Royal Marines ( RM) are the marine corps and amphibious Infantry of the United Kingdom and along with the Royal Navy The Brigade Patrol Troop is a Royal Marines force element within the Support Squadron of the UK Landing Force Command Support Group 3 Commando Brigade. A battalion is a Military unit of around 500-1500 men usually consisting of between two and seven companies and typically commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel For the band The Rifles see The Rifles (band. For the novel by William T 29 Commando Regiment is the Commando-trained unit of the British Army's Royal Artillery. Formed in April 2008 24 Commando Engineer Regiment is a unit of the British Army's Royal Engineers which supports 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. Formed in April 2008 24 Commando Engineer Regiment is a unit of the British Army's Royal Engineers which supports 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. Formed in April 2008 24 Commando Engineer Regiment is a unit of the British Army's Royal Engineers which supports 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. The Commando Helicopter Force ( CHF) is a part of the Fleet Air Arm and is an element of the Joint Helicopter Command of the British Armed Forces; which The Fleet Air Arm is the branch of the Royal Navy responsible for the operation of the aircraft on board their ships Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, or RNAS Yeovilton, (HMS Heron) is an airfield of the Royal Navy, sited in South West England a few miles
The Special Forces (SF) element is usually provided by units of the Special Boat Service (SBS). The Special Boat Service ( SBS) is the Special forces unit of the British Royal Navy. SF support will be allocated from the Director Special Forces, as required for tasking. The United Kingdom Special Forces ( UKSF) is a UK Ministry of Defence Directorate which also has the capability to provide a Joint Special Operations
The attached army units consist of commando-trained units from the British Army. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. 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 1st Marine Battalion of the Korps Mariniers is delegated to the formation. The Korps Mariniers is the Marine corps of the Netherlands. The Dutch Marine Corps is the elite Amphibious infantry component of the Royal Netherlands
The Brigade structure has recently been enhanced with the formation of 24 Commando Regiment Royal Engineers subsuming 59 and 131 Squadrons and increasing the capacity to bring it into line with the deployable brigades of the British Army. Formed in April 2008 24 Commando Engineer Regiment is a unit of the British Army's Royal Engineers which supports 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. 1st battalion the Rifles is due to join the Brigade on 1 April 2008. For the band The Rifles see The Rifles (band. For the novel by William T Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common