'30 Commando IX Group'

30 Commando Information Exploitation Group
30 Commando was formed in WW2 and serves today as the ‘eyes and ears’ of 3 Commando Brigade.
30 Commando is a diverse, ever-evolving unit, made up of the best and the brightest Britain has to offer. Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron deploys ahead of the main force for reconnaissance behind enemy lines. A team of Royal Marines Mountain Leaders in the main, they operate in small groups, providing the initial battle picture to 3 Commando Brigade.
'Y' Squadron are the Royal Marines Electronic Warfare specialists. Always listening, they locate, intercept and disrupt enemy transmissions.
Communications Squadron provides the linkages and networks that are essential for our operations. Highly trained in advanced communication methods, they keep Headquarters connected to the wider Brigade.
Air Defence Troop protect the Commando Forces from air attack. Using the High Velocity Missile System, they destroy enemy aircraft.
Royal Marines Police protect key personnel such as visiting dignitaries and foreign officials. They also provide training and assistance to police forces around the world.
30 Commando Headquarters fuses information and intelligence from the squadrons together to generate understanding for the wider Brigade.
[Source: Royal Navy/MOD]

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