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45 Commando

45 Commando (pronounced 'Four Five Commando') is an amphibious commando unit within 3 Commando Brigade. The Commando is based at Condor Barracks, Arbroath, Scotland.

45 Commando Organisation

45 Commando is made up of 6 companies:

  • Command Company
  • Logistics Company
  • Whiskey Company (W Coy) (Close Combat Company)
  • X-Ray Company (X Coy) (Stand Off Company)
  • Yankee Company (Y Coy) (Close Combat Company)
  • Zulu Company (Z Coy) (Stand Off Company)

See this page for details of what the various types of Royal Marines companies consists of.

45 Commando Photos

45 Commando arctic warfare specialists
Royal Marines with Whiskey Company, 45 Commando undergoing arctic training in Norway, 2010. While 40 and 42 Commandos now also undergo actic training in Norway, 45 Commando traditionally specialised in the cold weather and mountain warfare role.
Image by LA(Phot) Nick Tryon | © UK MOD / Crown Copyright 2010

45 Commando Zulu company
Royal Marines with Zulu Company 45 Commando undergo house clearing training..
Image by POA(Phot) Sean Clee | © UK MOD / Crown Copyright 2006

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