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#1 Post by goober »

Hi

Do commandos conduct small raiding parties like the SAS or do they only do operations with a lot of men (ie platoon size and above).

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#2 Post by Guest »

Do you mean Royal Marine Commando's, or SBS?

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Royal marine commandos.

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I eagerly await James'(fp) answer to you question.
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#5 Post by sneaky beaky »

So do I. !!
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#6 Post by james_m »

Sneaky, why dont you just give the answer instead of waiting for James (fp) to make a plonker of himself!

You guys are cruel :D

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James M,

I would never make a "plonker" of myself, because im not going to answer.

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#8 Post by james_m »

Alright mate, I was only joking, I dont know the answer either!

Sorry if I offended you :wink:

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#9 Post by jay999 »

As far as i know certain elements of the royal marines conduct operations in small groups. These are groups such as the mountain and artic warfare cadre,the brigade reconnaissance troop,the special boat service and 148 observation battery. There may be more but these are the only ones i know.

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#10 Post by Gazza85 »

They also have a group called Commachio that do the oil rigs in the north sea and ports.
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#12 Post by Gazza85 »

Yeh. (allthough im sure if i'm wrong i will be corrected)
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#13 Post by sneaky beaky »

OK, I'll try an answer.
The Commando's don't as a unit operate small unit operations, or raiding groups, in the way they did in WW2.
Commando operations are usually large number ops. i.e. Troop and above.
There are other units that may conduct small unit operations, but these will be mostly recconaisance type ops. ( i.e. to pave the way for commando operations on a large scale.) These are groups such as the Mountain and Artic Warfare Cadre, the Brigade Reconnaissance Troop, the Special Boat Service and 148 Observation Battery.
The SBS these days are so way out of the RM sphere of influence - that I don't think they would even work for the Corps any more. Not newsworthy enough!
And, if I sound a little bit cynical - the SBS, don't seem to rate their RM background, as being important enough.
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#14 Post by Cobalt »

Sorry to hear SB have become so detached, Sneaky.
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#15 Post by sneaky beaky »

So am I.
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