30 Commando IX Group
30 Commando Information Exploitation Group (30 Commando IX Group) is unit within 3 Commando Brigade. Its main role is that of reconnaissance, intelligence gathering, communications and logistics. The unit was previously designated as the UK Landing Force Command Support Group (UKLF CSG).
30 Commando IX Group is organized into a Headquarters Troop and several squadrons:
Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron (SRS)
The SRS forms the core of 3 Commando Brigade's Reconnaissance Force and comprises:
Brigade Patrol Troop
Elite recce specialists that deploy ahead of a main 3 Commando Brigade operation to gather intel.
more info: Brigade Patrol Troop
Air Defence Troop
Armed with High Velocity Missiles, Air Defence Troop protect the Brigade from low-flying airborne threats.
more info: Air Defence Troop
Police Troop provides close protection for the Brigade Patrol Commander. They also marshall vehicles moving off from a beachhead.
more info: Royal Marines Police Troop
Y Squadron are 3 Commando Brigade's Electronic Warfare (EW) specialists
more info: Y Squadron
This vital element ensures that Brigade Headquarters can communicate effectively. It includes 2 HQ Satcomm Troops.
Motto: Move, Sustain and Protect. Consists of:
- Motor Transport Troop
- Catering Troop
- Stores Troop
- Equipment Support Troop
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