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