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Future Commando Farce

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Does anyone else think the new Future Commando Force Concept by the Royal Marines is just another Marketing ploy/big nothing burger? I just think it's bad news with really good sugar coated marketing, I mean the new camo uniform, the redesigned patches look neat and the suposedly new service rifle (RM have been using C8s for years now) all look wonderfull but I'm wondering how exactly are the RM going to operate from now on and how drastic of a change will it be? From what I gather they will ditch land based operations and focus solely on maritime ops, more focus on using a small fire team instead of platoon/section level tactics. This makes sense as theres other units that cover the other aspects of warfare and it gives the RM something new to bring to the table as we already have plenty of conventional infantry battalions, However what exactly would the Royals be doing? Theres no need for 7000+ SF like marines, nor can the navy afford to train everyone to that level, for what? Patrolling British waters for French fishing vessels? If we went to war with Iran this would make a lot more sense but during peace time not so much. I think the Future of the RM is more roles like 43 Commando, glorified security guards working on ships this make sense as the Armed Forces and even Law Enforcement are in desperate need of someone filling these roles, look at the CNC/MOD Police Atrittion rate, I think we'll see a lot more marines being deployed to ships to provide security for various reasons. I'm thinking of something in the lines of this..

47 Cmd Raiding/Recce Unit
42 Cmd Maritime Fighting Unit
45/43/40 Cmd Maritime Security
30 Cmd Intelligence Unit

With the RM abandoning and leaving all conventional warfare to the Army a formation like this makes a lot more sense. Now Create a bunch of fancy SF like videos and Images, Add a bunch of fancy Equipment, call Security Guarding (Maritime Ops) and you have a bunch of new recruits eager to join.

To be honest I'm way more impressed with the new Specialised Infantry Group Concept of 4 Riffles/1 Scots, that makes a lot more sense and it's much needed during these times as modern warfare is unconventional these days.

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I suggest spitting the Royal Marines into two parts. One part would be called the Royal Marine Artillery and would person X&Y turrets of RN ships. The other part could be called the Royal Marine Light Infantry ............Oh!
 
I suggest spitting the Royal Marines into two parts. One part would be called the Royal Marine Artillery and would person X&Y turrets of RN ships. The other part could be called the Royal Marine Light Infantry ............Oh!


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And they could start wearing these natty little hats again... ;)
 

Mattb

LE
I think the Future of the RM is more roles like 43 Commando, glorified security guards working on ships this make sense as the Armed Forces and even Law Enforcement are in desperate need of someone filling these roles, look at the CNC/MOD Police Atrittion rate, I think we'll see a lot more marines being deployed to ships to provide security for various reasons. I'm thinking of something in the lines of this..
I don't think that you understand what the RM do.
If we went to war with Iran this would make a lot more sense but during peace time not so much.
That's a particularly bizarre statement - CR2, MLRS, AS90, Apache, et al make little sense in peacetime. But they're not capabilities you can suddenly spin up on a Monday if you need to go to war on Tuesday.
 
We should just re-brand them and call them Naval Infantry, get rid of their army ranks and give them proper matelot rates. Let them keep their green hats if they like.

Because they're generally not very clever we could let them do general low-level maintenance duties whilst at sea, such as cleaning and painting and keeping the ship all tiddly boo, and once alongside they can provide the security detail for the ship, allowing Jack to go ashore to go whoring and get pissed.
 

Mattb

LE
We should just re-brand them and call them Naval Infantry, get rid of their army ranks and give them proper matelot rates. Let them keep their green hats if they like.

Because they're generally not very clever we could let them do general low-level maintenance duties whilst at sea, such as cleaning and painting and keeping the ship all tiddly boo, and once alongside they can provide the security detail for the ship, allowing Jack to go ashore to go whoring and get pissed.
Maybe teach them to do a few of the bits and pieces with ropes too, and maybe operate the boats?
 
Does anyone else think the new Future Commando Force Concept by the Royal Marines is just another Marketing ploy/big nothing burger? I just think it's bad news with really good sugar coated marketing, I mean the new camo uniform, the redesigned patches look neat and the suposedly new service rifle (RM have been using C8s for years now) all look wonderfull but I'm wondering how exactly are the RM going to operate from now on and how drastic of a change will it be? From what I gather they will ditch land based operations and focus solely on maritime ops, more focus on using a small fire team instead of platoon/section level tactics. This makes sense as theres other units that cover the other aspects of warfare and it gives the RM something new to bring to the table as we already have plenty of conventional infantry battalions, However what exactly would the Royals be doing? Theres no need for 7000+ SF like marines, nor can the navy afford to train everyone to that level, for what? Patrolling British waters for French fishing vessels? If we went to war with Iran this would make a lot more sense but during peace time not so much. I think the Future of the RM is more roles like 43 Commando, glorified security guards working on ships this make sense as the Armed Forces and even Law Enforcement are in desperate need of someone filling these roles, look at the CNC/MOD Police Atrittion rate, I think we'll see a lot more marines being deployed to ships to provide security for various reasons. I'm thinking of something in the lines of this..

47 Cmd Raiding/Recce Unit
42 Cmd Maritime Fighting Unit
45/43/40 Cmd Maritime Security
30 Cmd Intelligence Unit

With the RM abandoning and leaving all conventional warfare to the Army a formation like this makes a lot more sense. Now Create a bunch of fancy SF like videos and Images, Add a bunch of fancy Equipment, call Security Guarding (Maritime Ops) and you have a bunch of new recruits eager to join.

To be honest I'm way more impressed with the new Specialised Infantry Group Concept of 4 Riffles/1 Scots, that makes a lot more sense and it's much needed during these times as modern warfare is unconventional these days.

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Greenfly?
Shockwave?
This your new account then?
 
Maybe teach them to do a few of the bits and pieces with ropes too, and maybe operate the boats?
We'd have to introduce them to the more technical stuff fairly gently - wouldn't want to confuse them too much
 

Chimp

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View attachment 508483 And they could start wearing these natty little hats again... ;)
The Brodrick cap was introduced into wear in 1902 and was designed as an undress piece of headdress. It was named after William St John Brodrick, who was Secretary of State for War from 1900 until 1903. The headdress was universally unpopular and of limited practical use and was abolished in 1905, being replaced by the khaki peaked forage cap in the Army. The Royal Marines retained the Brodrick until 1922, partly because of the resemblance with ratings caps worn by the Royal Navy.
 

roninxix

War Hero
We should just re-brand them and call them Naval Infantry, get rid of their army ranks and give them proper matelot rates. Let them keep their green hats if they like.

Because they're generally not very clever we could let them do general low-level maintenance duties whilst at sea, such as cleaning and painting and keeping the ship all tiddly boo, and once alongside they can provide the security detail for the ship, allowing Jack to go ashore to go whoring and get pissed.

Well I always thought that Royals were the Navy equivalent to the RAF Regt. Those ships won’t guard themselves chaps.


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We should just re-brand them and call them Naval Infantry, get rid of their army ranks and give them proper matelot rates. Let them keep their green hats if they like.

Because they're generally not very clever we could let them do general low-level maintenance duties whilst at sea, such as cleaning and painting and keeping the ship all tiddly boo, and once alongside they can provide the security detail for the ship, allowing Jack to go ashore to go whoring and get pissed.


What???

Booties to become part of the new all Inclusive Royal Navy who are proud to announce its new fleet of Type 45 destroyers. Having initially named the first two ships HMS Daring and HMS Dauntless, the Naming Committee has, after intensive pressure from the new woke and delicate generation renamed them HMS Cautious and HMS Prudence. The next five ships are to be HMS Empathy, HMS Circumspect, HMS Nervous, HMS Timorous and HMS Apologist.

Costing £850 million each, they will fully comply with the very latest employment, equality, health & safety and human rights laws. The Royal Navy fully expects any future enemy to be decent and comply with the same high standards of behaviour.

The new user-friendly crow's nest has excellent wheelchair access. Live ammunition replaced with paintballs to reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt and cut down on compensation claims. Stress counsellors and lawyers will be on board, as will be a full sympathetic industrial tribunal.

The crew will be 50/50 men and women, and contain the correct balance of race, gender, sexuality and disability. Crews will only work a maximum of 37hrs per week as H&S Rules on Working Hours, even in wartime. All vessels equipped with maternity ward, crèche and gay disco.

Tobacco banned throughout ship, but recreational cannabis allowed in wardrooms and messes.

To shed the traditional reputation for; "Rum, sodomy and the lash"; out has gone rum, now replaced by sparkling water. Sodomy extended to include all ratings under 18. Lash still available on request.

Saluting of officers now elitist, replaced by the greeting "Hello Sailor".

All information on notice boards will be in 37 different languages and Braille, with the option for more if personnel from other ethnic groups join the ship’s company

Crew members no longer have to ask permission to grow beards and/or moustaches. This applies equally to female and transgender crew.

The MoD is inviting suggestions for a "non-specific" flag because the White Ensign may offend minorities. The Union Jack must never be seen.

The newly renamed HMS Cautious will be commissioned shortly by Captain Hook from the Naval Group Committee of the Finsbury Park Mosque who will break a petrol bomb over the hull. She will gently slide into the sea as the Royal Marines Band plays "In the Navy"
by the Village People.

Her first deployment assist the French Navy escorting boatloads of illegal immigrants to ports on England's South coast.

"Our ships reflect the very latest in modern thinking and they will always be able to comply with any new orders or legislation to fit in with BLM, H&S and Covid considerations

New words to the old tune "Britannia waives the rules” has been considered suitable by BBC and Albert Hall music committee.
 
Will there be an HMS Safe Space with berthing for thousands and direct transfer from university.
 
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