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New Royal Marines Commando Uniform

Kirkhill

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The difficulty for 16 AAB and the Paras is that they have to contend with the rest of the Army and the Household Brigade.

It is easier to declare that the Paras are all going to be re-roled into the SFSG than to have them bring along the Rifles with them.  The Army already chafes at the notion that the Paras are working when they're not.  The Woodentops will never stand for the Rifles to be brought into the Special Forces organization.

On the other hand, making it obvious that the Marines are in the Navy solves a couple of problems.  It keeps them away from the Household Brigade.  It also gives the Navy some people to man their boats when they are speeding through Iranian waters - people who won't be plugged into their I-Pods.
 

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FJAG said:
For that matter 43 Marine Commando Fleet Protection Group's tasks could probably be incorporated as an component of the Royal Navy Police so eliminating all need for the Royal Marines.

'Jack' is all about ships.

Unlike Steve McQueen in 'The Sand Pebbles', they don't do well ashore, and don't want to do the FP/ Nuke security job.

And they don't have a RN police force AFAIK and rely on the MOD Police for base security, which is terrifying ;)
 

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In some threat areas, it might be more practical to come from the sea than the air, at least initially. Small raids from the sea could also help pave the way for larger follow-on amphibious or airborne/airmobile forces.
 

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reverse_engineer said:
In some threat areas, it might be more practical to come from the sea than the air, at least initially. Small raids from the sea could also help pave the way for larger follow-on amphibious or airborne/airmobile forces.

Absolutely!

They used to practise that quite a bit. Now, I'm not too sure.

 
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