Green Berets for German Marines?

The German Navy Sea Battalion (German: Seebataillon) is a land formation of the Bundesmarine, formed on 1 April 2014 and consisting of approximately 1,100 sailors structured into four companies, plus support elements. Each company, led by a lieutenant commander (Korvettenkapitän, OF-3), is specialized in specific field of force protection. The specific specialist companies are – […]

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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 […]

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Cordura Goes Commando

A while back we reported on the Crye Precision GB4 uniforms that have been adopted by the Royal Marine Commandos, through a contract with Level Peaks in the UK. With this article we take a closer look at the fabric – thanks to the Cordura brand from Invista. Chosen for its durability and high-performance characteristics, […]

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Royal Marines of 45 Commando carry out mountain training in Scotland ahead of their Arctic deployment next year. At the heart of this is Future Commando Force. This bold modernisation is a restructuring that will overhaul how the world-famous green berets operate. It is about returning commando forces to their roots as raiders from the […]

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A drone drops a bag of supplies to a waiting Royal Marine during a recent exercise in Cyprus. The UK’s Littoral Response Group used the waters, shores and exercise areas of Cyprus to see how drones, autonomous systems, new vehicles and cutting-edge communications can transform the way the Royal Marines go into action in the […]

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Royal Marines Commandos Get New Uniform *UPDATE*

The new kit, which will start to be worn from the Autumn, is part of the ‘Future Commando Force’ programme, which is designed to overhaul the way Commandos operate. The new uniform, designed and manufactured by Crye Precision, features a lighter weight, higher strength, faster-drying and more breathable fabric than typical 50/50 NyCo*. The Commandos […]

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Finland Prepared For The Worst: Battlefield 2020

“Battlefield (2020)” is an educational film created by The Finnish Defence Forces specifically for conscript training. The film is part of the combat training material provided in the beginner period and in the non-commissioned and reserve officer courses. In addition, the video is used in the training of reservists and staff. The purpose of the […]

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D-Day In Color

This year’s D-Day anniversary, the 76th, is a lot more low key than last year’s – primarily because of the restrictions on travelling and large gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So we’re going to mark the occasion in our special way, with a collection of genuine photos of Allied airborne and commando forces from […]

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