• ARRSE have partnered with Armadillo Merino to bring you an ARRSE exclusive, generous discount offer on their full price range.
    To keep you warm with the best of Merino gear, visit www.armadillomerino.co.uk and use the code: NEWARRSE40 at the checkout to get 40% off!
    This superb deal has been generously offered to us by Armadillo Merino and is valid until midnight on the the 28th of February.

News story: British and Portuguese marines train together

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
The 38 Portuguese marines received a demonstration of the equipment used by the ship’s Royal Marines assault squadron as she sailed from Lisbon, including the ‘rapid beach profiling system’ used by the Amphibious Beach Unit (Light).
The marines were also given an insight into the work of 3 Commando Brigade on HMS Bulwark. The training session culminated in a troop beach assault by 2 landing craft.
Lieutenant Mario Vilaca of the Portuguese Navy said of the training session:
It has been a very fruitful day because this has been a great opportunity to improve our amphibious knowledge.
The exercise formed part of Cougar 13, an annual deployment to the Mediterranean and Gulf region.

The troop beach assault carried out by both British and Portuguese marines [Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Arron Hoare, Crown copyright]Lieutenant Colonel Richard Maltby, the officer in command of 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines, said:
It was clear that the Portuguese marines, drawn from several different units, thoroughly enjoyed the day and gained a good understanding of the tactics, techniques and procedures that both 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines and HMS Bulwark employ when landing embarked military forces on a beach.
It is hoped that we can work with the Portuguese marines at some point in the future to better understand their amphibious capability and equipment and exchange ideas about developing joint procedures.
In the meantime, we look forward to the rest of Cougar 13 and the further exchange opportunities with other nations’ amphibious forces.
HMS Bulwark is the flagship of the Response Force Task Group (RFTG), commanded by Commodore Paddy McAlpine.
The RFTG is the United Kingdom’s high readiness maritime force, made up of ships, submarines, aircraft and a landing force of Royal Marines, which is at 5 days’ notice to act in response to any contingency tasking including humanitarian disaster relief or international military intervention.
Cougar 13 allows the UK’s maritime assets to exercise with multinational forces in the Gulf region, enhancing interoperability by working with partner forces to promote the UK’s interests overseas and demonstrating the government’s long-term commitment to security in the Middle East.



More...
 
#6
They still use the HK G3 7.62 NATO... It's has become a kind of a national symbol...after 13 years in a colonial guerrilla war in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea in the 60's and 70's...

Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)
 

Latest Threads

New Posts