Country: United Kingdom Region: Devon
Latitude: 50° 26' 30" N Longitude: -5° 55' 1" E
Area use / Military Branches: 3 Cdo Bde / 42 Commando
50°26'39"N 4°5'0"W Royal Marines Bickleigh.
Homebase of 42 Commando RM http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/royal-marines/3-commando-brigade/42-commando
One of the battalion sized RM formations under 3 Commando Brigade and capable of a wide range of operational tasks. Based at Bickleigh, personnel regularly deploy outside the UK on ops or training. 3 Commando Brigade may operate worldwide under all conditions.
Recent history: Deployments on Operation Telic 1 (invasion of Iraq in 2003) where they launched a helicopter assault on the Al-Faw Peninsula supporting 40 Commando. The unit returned from Operation Herrick in Afghanistan in 2009, where it served as the Regional Battle Group (South).
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