17 Port & Maritime Regiment RLC is based at Marchwood, near Southampton. The unit provides the UK Armed Forces' only specialist Port & Maritime, Vehicle Support Specialist, Operational Hygiene, and Mortuary Affairs capabilities, and deploys regularly in support of operations and exercises around the world.
The Regiment has two Port Squadrons, a Port Enabling and Headquarters Squadron, and a REME Workshop & Shipyard. It operates a wide variety of vehicles, plant, and vessels, including:
It also has the only military Dive Team in the RLC, responsible for a range of tasks including port clearance and vessel maintenance.
The Regiment is paired with its sister unit in the reserves, 165 Port & Maritime Regiment RLC.