47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines

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47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines, formerly 1 Assault Group Royal Marines (2001-2019), provides the Royal Marines expertise and training in small boat operations, both amphibious and riverine. In addition, it trains and parents the Assault Squadrons of the Royal Marines (ASRM) and their landing craft detachments.[1] It is based at RM Tamar in HMNB Devonport, Plymouth.

47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines
Cap Badge of the Royal Marines
Active2001 - Present
Country United Kingdom
BranchNaval Service
Light infantry
RoleAmphibious warfare
Close-quarters combat
Direct action
Home defence
Rapid reaction force
Riverine operations
Small boat operations
Part of3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines
Garrison/HQRM Tamar
Nickname(s)The Royals, HM Jollies, Bootnecks, The Royal Machines
Motto(s)Per Mare Per Terram (By Sea By Land) (Latin)
MarchQuick - A Life on the Ocean Wave
Slow - n/a
Current CommanderColonel Richard Maltby
Captain-GeneralThe Duke of Sussex
Commando FlashRoyal Marines Commando.svg


47 Commando was formed as 1 Assault Group Royal Marines (1 AGRM) at RM Poole in October 2001 to take responsibility for landing craft training.[2] It moved to RM Tamar in August 2013.[3]

On 5 November 2019 the unit was renamed 47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines, reviving the name of the original 47 (Royal Marine) Commando that served between 1943 and 1946.[4]


The unit has its headquarters at RM Tamar in HMNB Devonport, Plymouth.[5]

Training is delivered at three sites:

  • 10 (Landing Craft) Training Squadron at RM Tamar.[6]
  • 11 Amphibious Trials and Training Unit Royal Marines (ATTURM) based at RM Instow in North Devon.[3]
  • Royal Navy Board and Search School, HMS Raleigh.[7]

Operations are delivered by the following units:[8]

1 AGRM equipment includes:Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel.[10][11][12][13]


10 Landing Craft Training Squadron provide training accredited by the Royal Yachting Association for candidates to the landing craft specialisation. This training is delivered at various stages in the individual's career:[14]

  • LC3 at entry to the specialisation as a Marine.
  • LC2 at promotion to Corporal.
  • LC1 at promotion to Sergeant.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "1 Assault Group Royal Marines". Royal Navy. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Royal Marines History" (PDF). Marine Society and Sea Cadet Marine Cadet Section. p. 42. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Harry's heroes: Prince opens Royal Marines' new £30m amphibious complex in Plymouth". Navy News. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Royal Marines Assault Group Renamed". Forces News. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  5. ^ "RM Tamar". Royal Navy. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Historic move of amphibious Royal Marines landing craft". Royal Navy. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  7. ^ "New board and search facility at HMS Raleigh". Royal Navy. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  8. ^ "1 Assault Group Royal Marines (1 AGRM)". Elite UK Forces. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  9. ^ "HMS ALBION'S VIRTUAL SERVICE REMEMBERS FALKLANDS HEROES". Royal Navy. HMNB Devonport. 8 June 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  10. ^ "The Military Balance 2012", International Institute for Strategic Studies, pp. 170-171
  11. ^ The Royal Navy Handbook (2003), Conway Maritime Press.
  12. ^ Jim Dorschner (27 May 2009). "Special Delivery". Jane's Defence Weekly. 46 (21): 28.
  13. ^ Bush, Steve (2014). British Warships and Auxiliaries. Maritime Books. pp. 35–39. ISBN 1904459552.
  14. ^ "Landing Craft (LC)" (PDF). Royal Navy. p. 46. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.

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