Army Commandos receive praise from Royal Marines

The Royal Logistic Corps' Commando Logistic Support Squadron received a Commendation from the Commandant General Royal Marines (CGRM) Major General MJ Holmes CBE DSO.

The Squadron, which is 97 percent Army personnel, received its CGRM's Commendation and another award, during a visit from the 3 Commando Brigade Commander, Brigadier Matt Jackson DSO.

The CGRM's Commendation was for the Squadron's high standards over the last two years, maintaining a high degree of professional competence in a Very High Readiness context, while consistently displayed exceptional Commando skills and fitness.

The RLC Squadron is the supply and petroleum handing sub-unit of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines.

The second award was the Clifford Coates Trophy, awarded to the best Squadron that took part in the 2019 series of Commando Logistic Regiment CO’s annual sporting events. The Commando Logistic Regiment RM is made up of seven Squadrons and some 850 personnel – the majority being Royal Marines.  

Despite being a minor unit, the Squadron has also won the RLC's Gore Trophy military skills competition two years running. Added to this it has won the team event at the Colchester PARA's 10 mile speed march for the last two years, as well as coming second to 2 PARA in the team event at the Catterick PARA's 10 mile event. An RLC officer from the Squadron won best individual at both events.

The Squadron maintained its winning streak whilst also simultaneously deploying to Oman, the USA and Norway and embarking on Royal Navy ships in support of 3 Commando Brigade.