Royal Marines

Future Royal Marines landing craft operators train to be one step ahead of the enemy

47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines landing craft coxswains were completing the final part of their course.

The next generation of landing craft operators have been training with 47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines in the Netherlands.

The lead for amphibious warfare and Royal Navy board and search training have been working alongside 40 Commando around the island of Texel.

After three months of training in the UK, Exercise Green Tulip is the final tick in the box to become a coxswain and Forces News has been in the Netherlands to witness the training first-hand.

47 Commando can provide flexibility and manoeuvrability to the commando forces, which is why their specialist training is so crucial.

Be it in the UK or abroad – coastlines and sea states vary – the commandos need to be one step ahead of the enemy at all times.