1 Assault Group Royal Marines

1 Assault Group Royal Marines

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=1 Assault Group Royal Marines

caption=Cap Badge of the Royal Marines
country=United Kingdom
branch=Naval Service
command_structure=Royal Marines
type= Marines/Commando/Light Infantry
role=Rapid reaction force/Home defence
size= Five Squadrons
garrison= Poole, Dorset
ceremonial_chief=HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
colonel_of_the_regiment= Major General Garry Robison RM
nickname="The Royals", "HM Jollies", "Bootnecks", "The Royal Machines"
motto= "Per Mare Per Terram" (By Sea By Land) (Latin)
identification_symbol_label=Commando Flash
march=Quick - "A Life on the Ocean Wave"
Slow - "Preobrajensky"

1 Assault Group Royal Marines (1AGRM) provides the Royal Marines expertise in small boat operations in support of littoral operations, both amphibious and riverine activities [ [http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.5363 1 Assault Group Royal Marines] ] . It is based at Royal Marines Poole in Dorset but is relocating to within HMNB Devonport in 2008/2009. It comprises a number of individual squadrons [ [http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.5361 Other Royal Marines Units] ] .

* 4 Assault Squadron RM providing landing craft support to HMS "Bulwark" .This unit is commanded by Lt-Col Nick Bentham-Green as of 2008.
* 6 Assault Squadron RM providing landing craft support to HMS "Albion"
* 9 Assault Squadron RM providing landing craft support to HMS "Ocean"
* 10 Landing Craft Training Squadron
* 11 Amphibious Test and Trials Squadron [Defence Intranet accessed 8 Sept 06] RM based at Royal Marines Instow, Devon

1 AGRM also provide the training and expertise for 539 Assault Squadron RM, based in Turnchapel in Plymouth, which provides landing craft amphibious and riverine capability to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. 539 Assault Squadron is named after the famous 539 Assault Flotilla which landed on Gold Beach during the Invasion of Normandy.

Individual squadrons are commanded by a Major and are variously equipped with vessels including hovercraft (LCAC), Rigid Raider motor boats, inflatable raiding craft and landing craft.


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

Landing Craft Officer Qualifying course (LCOQ) is delivered to subalterns who opt to join the landing craft specialisation and prepares them for command of troops within the various squadrons or positions on the staff of Commander-in-Chief Fleet or 3 Commando Brigade.

Additional Training Courses

10 LC Training Squadron also conduct other training tasks.

* Amphibious training for Royal Marines recruits, young officers and the All Arms Commando Course.

* Small boat training for the Royal Navy, Army, Police and Customs.

* Engineering and navigation training for the Assault Squadrons

* Specially-tailored LC Specialist training for 2 Raiding Troop from the Royal Marines Reserve.

* Surface Manoeuvre expertise to the wider amphibious community.

ee also

*United Kingdom Armed Forces
*Royal Navy
*Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines


External links

* [http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.5361 Other Royal Marine Units 1 Assault Group Royal Marines]
* [http://www.armedforces.co.uk/navy/listings/l0038.html THE ROYAL MARINES]
* [http://dictionary.laborlawtalk.com/Royal_Marines Dictionary]

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