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Royal Marines Gucci Rebrand

Buckfast

Swinger
Pretty sure I heard somewhere that there is sappers attached to the new vanguard companies.

Also, apparently the Royal Marines are getting rid of Assault Pioneers.
 
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Pretty sure I heard somewhere that there is sappers attached to the new vanguard companies.

Also, apparently the Royal Marines are getting rid of Assault Pioneers.

They don’t have Assault Pioneers. They have Assault Engineers.

Again, they’re changing, but the function will mainly stay.
 
If the R.M. do lose 3 Commando Brigade etc, what will become of the All Arms Commando Course? Will it be discontinued or scaled back?

You’ll note it’s called the Future Commando Force, not the Future Royal Marines Force.
 
So will the A.A.C.C. be scaled back?

Given that RN, RA, RE, RLC, RAF etc personnel are still required, there’ll probably be a AACC.
 

SAJ27

Swinger
So will the A.A.C.C. be scaled back?
Just looking at the RN website the Royal Marines are on the high priority role. I know the RM where recruiting outside the UK but due to recession that is no longer allowed to make space for UK citizens to apply. So I would presume they wont downscale the AACC if they require people.
 

Mölders 1

Old-Salt
Just looking at the RN website the Royal Marines are on the high priority role. I know the RM where recruiting outside the UK but due to recession that is no longer allowed to make space for UK citizens to apply. So I would presume they wont downscale the AACC if they require people.

Thank you very much Mate!
 
Published by: Royal Navy, on 23 October 2020.

Medics prepare for global operations with intensive training in battlefield injuries.​

Medical experts have prepared themselves for operations with Royal Marines Commandos across the globe with intensive training in casualties and battlefield injuries.

The Medical Squadron of Commando Logistic Regiment are responsible for providing vital medical support to 3 Commando Brigade wherever they go in the world.

This means adapting to new ways of operating as part of Future Commando Force (FCF) development, which will see Royal Marines forward deployed ready to react to crises around the world.

With the commandos going back to their roots as raiders from the sea it means the medics need to alter their own ways of working to suit.

The medics are tailoring their approach to be lighter and more agile, so they can keep up with fast-paced operations.

“This exercise has been a great opportunity to work with our brothers and sisters from around Defence Medical Services while also demonstrating that we’re ready to go out the door and we’re adapting and innovating to meet the requirements of the Future Commando Force,” said Lieutenant Freddie Miller RM.

Teams from across 3 Commando Brigade, Navy Command Headquarters and 16 Medical Regiment – which provides dedicated medical support to 16 Air Assault Brigade – were all involved in the training at RMB Chivenor in North Devon.

The purpose of the training was to validate a number of the medical treatment facilities used to support commandos while in combat across the world and declare them ready for action.

WARNING: The gallery contains graphic images of severe injuries, which were created by casualty simulations experts and actors for the training . . .
Members of the Commando Logistic Regiment Medical Squadron tend to battlefield injuries

A Royal Marine awaits treatment for mock battlefield injuries to his face as part of Medical Squadron training
[Follow link for all 30 images]

This exercise has been a great opportunity to work with our brothers and sisters from around Defence Medical Services while also demonstrating that we’re ready to go out the door and we’re adapting and innovating to meet the requirements of the Future Commando Force.

Lieutenant Freddie Miller RM​


The first week saw the Role 1 Regimental Aid Posts from 40 and 45 Commando join the Medical Squadron in reacting to a wide variety of casualties, building up to a mass-casualty incident where they were tasked with dealing with multiple, seriously-injured troops who had been involved in a mock IED (Improvised Explosive Device) detonation.

All this is done with very realistic-looking injuries, complete with movie-quality blood and gore, providing the medics the feeling of a genuinely urgent scenario.

Actors and a specialist company are brought in to provide as much realism as possible.

The aid posts act as the initial medical care provided after coming off the battlefield and is the first layer of facility that the brigade can deploy.

The second week saw the next level of facility tested for readiness to head on ops.

The Role 1 Medical Reception Station offers General Practitioner access to commandos, meeting NHS standards of patients being able to see a GP, but also offering dental and mental health treatment. This is like what you’d find at a sickbay on camp.

The Medical Reception Station was tasked with several scenarios, including managing complex causalities arriving from aid posts.

The exercise, named Green Serpent, came to its conclusion with the Commando Forward Surgical Group looking at how they can support Future Commando Force operations.

The surgical group is usually configured into a Role 2 Basic, which means they have limited hospital capability, plus resuscitation and surgery facilities.

But under Future Commando Force, they will restructure into a Role 2 Forward, which means they are able to deliver the same treatment but will carry less kit and bring fewer personnel, making it easier to move to where they are needed most.

Making sure medical support can be manoeuvred into position, established and rapidly ready to treat casualties is vital to maximising casualty survivability; this means facilities must be able to establish in a variety of environments: from the Desert to the Arctic.


Also posted on the "All inter-web video and links" thread.
 

Buddy!

War Hero
Published by: Royal Navy, on 23 October 2020.

Medics prepare for global operations with intensive training in battlefield injuries.​

Medical experts have prepared themselves for operations with Royal Marines Commandos across the globe with intensive training in casualties and battlefield injuries.

The Medical Squadron of Commando Logistic Regiment are responsible for providing vital medical support to 3 Commando Brigade wherever they go in the world.

This means adapting to new ways of operating as part of Future Commando Force (FCF) development, which will see Royal Marines forward deployed ready to react to crises around the world.

With the commandos going back to their roots as raiders from the sea it means the medics need to alter their own ways of working to suit.

The medics are tailoring their approach to be lighter and more agile, so they can keep up with fast-paced operations.

“This exercise has been a great opportunity to work with our brothers and sisters from around Defence Medical Services while also demonstrating that we’re ready to go out the door and we’re adapting and innovating to meet the requirements of the Future Commando Force,” said Lieutenant Freddie Miller RM.

Teams from across 3 Commando Brigade, Navy Command Headquarters and 16 Medical Regiment – which provides dedicated medical support to 16 Air Assault Brigade – were all involved in the training at RMB Chivenor in North Devon.

The purpose of the training was to validate a number of the medical treatment facilities used to support commandos while in combat across the world and declare them ready for action.

WARNING: The gallery contains graphic images of severe injuries, which were created by casualty simulations experts and actors for the training . . .
Members of the Commando Logistic Regiment Medical Squadron tend to battlefield injuries

A Royal Marine awaits treatment for mock battlefield injuries to his face as part of Medical Squadron training
[Follow link for all 30 images]



The first week saw the Role 1 Regimental Aid Posts from 40 and 45 Commando join the Medical Squadron in reacting to a wide variety of casualties, building up to a mass-casualty incident where they were tasked with dealing with multiple, seriously-injured troops who had been involved in a mock IED (Improvised Explosive Device) detonation.

All this is done with very realistic-looking injuries, complete with movie-quality blood and gore, providing the medics the feeling of a genuinely urgent scenario.

Actors and a specialist company are brought in to provide as much realism as possible.

The aid posts act as the initial medical care provided after coming off the battlefield and is the first layer of facility that the brigade can deploy.

The second week saw the next level of facility tested for readiness to head on ops.

The Role 1 Medical Reception Station offers General Practitioner access to commandos, meeting NHS standards of patients being able to see a GP, but also offering dental and mental health treatment. This is like what you’d find at a sickbay on camp.

The Medical Reception Station was tasked with several scenarios, including managing complex causalities arriving from aid posts.

The exercise, named Green Serpent, came to its conclusion with the Commando Forward Surgical Group looking at how they can support Future Commando Force operations.

The surgical group is usually configured into a Role 2 Basic, which means they have limited hospital capability, plus resuscitation and surgery facilities.

But under Future Commando Force, they will restructure into a Role 2 Forward, which means they are able to deliver the same treatment but will carry less kit and bring fewer personnel, making it easier to move to where they are needed most.

Making sure medical support can be manoeuvred into position, established and rapidly ready to treat casualties is vital to maximising casualty survivability; this means facilities must be able to establish in a variety of environments: from the Desert to the Arctic.


Also posted on the "All inter-web video and links" thread.

Some quality, immersive training there by the looks!
 
Published by: George Allison, UK DEFENCE JOURNAL, on 25 November 2020.

HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark safe from cuts.

The Government have confirmed that HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark will remain in service, putting an end to speculation that the assault ships are to be cut.

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Julian Lewis, the Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, asked:

“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the out-of-service dates for HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark will remain 2033 and 2034 respectively.”

Jeremy Quin, Minister of State for the Ministry of Defence, answered:

“On current plans, the out-of-service dates for HMS ALBION and HMS BULWARK will remain 2033 and 2034 respectively.”

In the words of her operators, the Royal Navy, the role of the HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion, is to ‘deliver the punch of the Royal Marines ashore by air and by sea, with boats from the landing dock in the belly of the ship and by assault helicopter from the two-spot flight deck’.

The LPDs can carry 256 troops, with their vehicles and combat supplies, and this can be swollen up to 405 troops.

The ships act as the afloat command platform for the Royal Navy’s Amphibious Task Force and Landing Force Commanders when embarked.

A former Defence Secretary had warned that withdrawing the Albion class would ‘end British amphibious capability’. Lord Hutton was speaking during a debate on British defence forces in the House of Lords where he said:

“I am absolutely opposed to the United Kingdom acting unilaterally—for example, by announcing the end of our effective amphibious capability. I do not believe that the QE2 class carriers—they are brilliant ships and I am proud to see them serving in the Royal Navy—have the equivalent capability. Neither do the Bay class ships. They are incapable of supporting and mounting large-scale amphibious operations with the fighting vehicles that the Army now has.

Our experience in Iraq and Afghanistan led us, rightly, to conclude that they needed to be better protected: they needed to be stronger, heavier vehicles. We need “Bulwark” and “Albion” to retain that capability. So we must tread pretty carefully. I am all in favour of the defence industry co-operating with government in the efficiency review: I think they should. I am certainly in favour of our thinking carefully about how we use the overseas aid and defence budgets together to secure greater security results.

But it is hard to avoid the obvious conclusion that we will need to spend more now to preserve UK effective capabilities. The painful lesson from history is that spending less on defence does not make us more secure; it does not make those threats go away, it just makes us less able to deal with them.”

Lord West of Spithead, a Former First Sea Lord, has argued that Britain’s security and prosperity requires amphibious capability. Writing in Politics Home, the former naval chief argues for the retention of the vessels that rumours say may be axed.

He states:

“Under fire particularly, it seems, is our invaluable amphibious capability. So what exactly is this amphibious capability? Britain’s security and prosperity requires unimpeded maritime access and transit. As an island nation, the country needs a broadly maritime strategy – one that has sea control at its core, but which enables power and influence to be projected inland.

Indeed, being an island, all operations beyond our shores are expeditionary and demand theatre entry. Strike carriers and amphibious forces are the enablers for this theatre entry capability. The true fighting power of a navy is its ability to ensure entry around the world using carrier air and amphibious forces and to cause sea denial using carrier air and SSNs.

Since 1945 this entry capability has been used over 10 times including Korea, Suez, Kuwait (1962) pre-empting Iraqi planned invasion, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Sierra Leone and the Al Faw. And the Royal Marines have been in almost continuous operations consisting of 30 different campaigns.”

American General Ben Hodges, commander of the US Army in Europe, has said that he was worried that British forces were already stretched too far. The General was quoted in the Financial Times as saying:

“British forces have global commitments right now. Any reduction in capability means you cannot sustain those commitments. That creates a gap. I don’t know what the magic number is, but I do know that we need the capability that the British army provides, and any reduction in that causes a problem for the alliance as well as for the United States.”

Hodges served as a battalion executive officer with the 101st Airborne before becoming Aide-de-camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe in August 1995. He became a battalion commander in the 101st Airborne in 1997. He was Congressional Liaison Officer at the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison between 1999 and 2000.

After graduating from the National War College in 2001, Hodges served at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk. Taking command of the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne in 2002, Hodges led the brigade in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Not long ago, American Colonel Dan Sullivan said cuts to the Royal Marines and the loss of two amphibious assault ships would change the military relationship between the US and UK.

“My message is to articulate how important having that capability in our partner is. And how damaging I think it would be if our most important coalition partner potentially takes the hits that are projected right now. If you want to be decisive you have to be able to project power ashore at some point. From a military standpoint as the UK continues to diminish and as the Royal Marines in particular take a hit, I think that our view of what we will be able to do together in the future changes.”

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Posted on both the "royal-marines-amphibious-role" thread; and, the "RM Gucci kit" thread.
 
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