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3 Commando Brigade - Cold Response '16

06.03.2016

3 Commando Brigade is taking part in a large scale NATO exercise in Norway. Cold Response '16 sees Royal Navy warships and 3 Commando Brigade working in concert with Dutch Marines.

The exercise, which also includes troops from multiple countries, including Denmark, Sweden and the United States, is designed to demonstrate NATO's ability to protect its northern flank. Guarding the the northern flank was a vital role during the cold war and remains crucial today. The Royal Marines, as Britain's winter warfare specialists, were assigned this important area of operations and continue to maintain high levels of training for the role.

Here are some photos and video showing 3 Commando Brigade in action during Cold Response '16:

Video featuring Royal Marines taking part in a mock attack in the area around Nasmos. Some nice footage of a GPMG team in action. During this operation to seize 2 strategic bridges, troops from K Company, 42 Commando came ashore via Viking APCs while X Company, 45 Commando came in with Dutch troops as part of an integrated helicopter assault.


Royal Marines Cold Response 2016
Royal Marines from 45 Commando and Dutch Marines pictured before taking part in a helicopter insertion.
U.S. DoD photo by Master Sgt. Chad McMeen


45 Commando
Royal Marines with X Company, 45 Commando taking part in Cold Response.
U.S. DoD photo by Master Sgt. Chad McMeen


Royal Marine from 45 Commando
A Royal Marine with 45 Commando provides security.
U.S. DoD how-to by Master Sgt. Chad McMeen


Royal Marine - L85A2
A Royal Marine takes aim with his L85A2 rifle.
U.S. photo released by Sgt. Kirstin Merrimarahajara/Released


Royal Marine - GPMG
A Royal Marine mans a GPMG during a mock attack in the Nasmos area.
U.S. photo released by Sgt. Kirstin Merrimarahajara/Released


Royal Marines - Super Stallion helicopter
British and Dutch Marines insert via a U.S. Marines Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter.
U.S. photo released by Sgt. Kirstin Merrimarahajara/Released


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