42 Commando Royal Marines are one of three elite battalion sized units which make up the global punch of 3 Commando Brigade.
Are the Royal Marines an elite unit?
The Royal Marines are the UKs Commando Force and the Royal Navys own amphibious troops. They are an elite fighting force, optimised for worldwide rapid response and are able to deal with a wide spectrum of threats and security challenges.
What are the three Royal Marine commando units?
Three operational commando units named 40, 42 and 45 (pronounced four-two Commando rather than forty-two) make up the operational 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines (3 Cdo Bde RM) and a host of other units provide specialised support including artillery, engineering, logistics, signals and information exploitation.
Who is the highest ranking Royal Marine?
Incumbent. Lieutenant General Robert Magowan The Commandant General Royal Marines is the professional head of the Royal Marines. The title has existed since 1943.
How much is a Royal Marine paid?
The starting salary for a Royal Marine is £14,700 during basic training. After completing 32 weeks training, this rises to £20,000. Salaries increase as you could up the ranks. Potential earnings can reach £48,000 as Warrant Officer 1.
Is P company hard?
P Company is a notoriously gruelling course which is both physically and mentally demanding and includes a high-level assault course, the gruelling log race and a brutal form of boxing called “milling”.