Country: United Kingdom Region: Devon
Latitude: 51° 4' 59" N Longitude: -5° 50' 59" E
Area use / Military Branches: Active
Royal Marines Base Chivenor (former RAF Chivenor 1941-1995).
WW2 airbase 1941 - 1945.
1946-1949 weapons training and test facility under No. 11 Group RAF Fighter Command.
1950-1958 Various training and conversion units.
1958-1972. Reserve base.
1972 Station restructured and under caretaker status.
1979-1992 : 2 TWU; 63(R) Sqn; 151(R) Sqn flying BAE Hawks
1992-1995 : 7 FTS ; 19(R) Sqn; 92(R) Sqn flying BAE Hawks
1995 RAF deactivated and transferred to Royal Marines.
Renamed RM Chivenor and currently home to:
- Commando Engineers. providing engineering support to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. This includes route maintenance, bridging, water and electricity supply, construction of field defences and structures, demolition tasks and mine clearance. Commando Engineers is comprised of:
-- 24 Commando Engineer Regiment
-- 131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Marines
- Commando Logistic Regiment is 3 Commando Brigade’s logistic unit, providing essential supplies (food, water, fuel and ammo) to front line Commando units.CLR is composed of Air Force, Army and Navy personnel who passed the All Arms Commando Course, earning them the privilege or wearing the Green Beret. CLR also handles equipment repairs, emergency medical procedures and fuel provision, as well as expeditionary warfare tasks.
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