45 Commando

Based at RM Condor in Scotland, 45 Commando is an amphibious commando unit that forms part of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. These elite troops conduct a range of operational tasks at home and across the globe.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

354

Years of loyal service by the Royal Marines

38

Number of battle honours

6

Number of companies

Our skills

Our skills

Made up of more than 500 individuals, 45 Commando consists of Commandos, Commando Officers, Clerks, Chefs and more. Together, their roles and responsibilities include:

  • Rapid reaction
  • Amphibious warfare
  • Arctic warfare
  • Mountain warfare
  • Expeditionary warfare
  • Humanitarian support
  • Disaster relief

 

Our operations

Our base

Our base

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Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Forbes

Lt Col Forbes joined Royal Marines in 1999. He took command of 45 Commando on the 31st August 2017.

45 Commando’s role

When acting as a Standing Task unit, 45 Commando acts as protection force for Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels around the globe. They also contribute to the UK’s domestic resilience and supply training teams to help develop foreign armed forces.

More generally, the troops of 45 Commando could find themselves deployed in any number of capacities, from frontline combat operations to humanitarian missions. Wherever they’re deployed and whatever tasking they undertake, all members of 45 Commando wear the coveted Green Beret with pride.

Unit history

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