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43 Commando Ship Boarding Demo

24.09.2015

Footage has surfaced on Youtube from the 2015 Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition at the EXcel centre in London. It featurs Royal Marines with S Squadron 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group carrying out a rapid boarding operation on the SeaOwl Group's VN Partisan naval training vessel in Royal Victoria Dock. Here it is:



For a dock-side view of the 14-minute demonstration see here:

S Squadron is one of 3 rifle squadrons within 43 Commando. Their role includes maritime security operations e.g. counter-piracy and counter-terrorism. The squadron deploys Fleet Standby Rifle Troops on maritime security operations around the world. The squadron's Fleet Contingency Troop (FCT) is trained to perform non-compliant boardings i.e. taking control of maritime objectives while opposed by hostile forces.

Note the L91A1 MP5 9mm sub machine guns weilded by the Royal Marines.

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