Royal Marines Air defence Troop
Royal Marines Air Defence Troop is a small unit within the Surveillance Reconnaissance Squadron (SRS) of 3 Commando Brigade's 30 Commando IX Group. Air Defence Troop provide point air defence for the Brigade, usually covering the HQ or other vital elements.
The Air Defence Troop use portable surface to air missiles in the form of the Starstreak High Velocity Missile system
Royal Marines with Air Defence Troop are Heavy Weapons (Air Defence) specialists. As the unit may provide manpower for SRS operations, some members may be parachute trained or trained in the use of other heavy weapons such as machine guns.
Used under Open Government Licence