Royal Marines arrive in Baltic for main NATO train

Royal Marines have arrived within the Baltic Sea to play a pivotal position in amphibious operations as Finland leads its first main navy train as a NATO member.

In a information launch, the Royal Navy say that the commandos are about to hold out waterborne operations with specialist troops from the Uusimaa Brigade and US Marine Corps alongside Finland’s jagged and sophisticated shoreline.

“Amphibious ship RFA Mounts Bay is at the moment within the Gulf of Finland, off the Uusimaa coast – with capital Helsinki contained alongside it – able to land forces ashore on commando raids/covert missions as a part of the train – codenamed Freezing Winds. Specialists from throughout the UK Commando Power have been deployed and will probably be taken ashore by 4 Assault Squadron, who’re skilled touchdown craft pilots – used to navigating tough waterways to get commandos inland to hit an adversary the place they least anticipate.

Among the many groups to be landed ashore are 148 Battery of 29 Commando Royal Artillery, who’re chargeable for calling in naval gunfire from close by warships and air strikes of their specialist position however are additionally consultants in covert patrols behind enemy strains, concealment,  encrypted communications and battle harm evaluation. “

All of that is a part of Littoral Response Group (North) (LRG) operations. The Royal Navy has two LRGs – North and South – that are designed to deploy quickly to strategically essential places in response to world occasions.

LRG South is within the Mediterranean at the moment as LRG North works within the Baltic, you may learn extra on this from the Royal Navy right here.


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