Royal Marines of 45 Marine Commando are in the Norwegian Arctic being put through their paces in one of the world’s most extreme environments on Winter Deployment 21.

The Cold Weather Warfare Course has three phases – survival, mobility and warfare. This creates a well-rounded winter warrior, enabling the commandos to operate effectively in this unforgiving environment.

Deployed alongside 45 Commando are marines of 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group, Commando Logistic Regiment and Commando Helicopter Force, plus British Army troops from 24 Commando Royal Engineers and 29 Commando Royal Artillery.

Photo credit: Royal Navy, Ministry of Defence. Crown copyright 2021.