Company Structure

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  1. Deja vu

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    Can anyone shed any light on how Commando units structure their companies.

    Such as 40 Commando has A Coy, B Coy, C Coy, D Coy, command and logistics companies.
    42 Commando has Reece troop, M Coy and J Coy.
    45 Commando has W coy, X Coy and Y Coy

    43 seems to be made of groups and troops which I think are R,S,O and 1-6 respectively.

    30 Commando seems to be it's own beast with a Y Sqn, Info Ops Sec. Plus a few other things I don't know.

    Is this list complete? Does 42 and 45 have their own command and logs Coy?

    Does each Coy have a particular role assigned within 3 Commando Brigade or just their unit?
     
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  3. DhobiWanKenobi

    DhobiWanKenobi Royal Marines Commando

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    The three main commando units have the same structure, so for example 42 will have J, K, L, M, command, logistics, 45 will have W, X, Y, Z, command, logistics etc.

    Within the fighting companies you get 2 close quarter troops and an FSG.

    Command has mortars, recce, etc

    Logistics have drivers, etc


    43 and 30 are completely different and can't comment since I've never served at either of them.

    Units roles are rotated around a 3 year cycle - force generation, lead commando, standing tasks.

    Companies build towards a certain specialisation for the lead commando period. For example, one company will work more on CBRN drills while another will specialise in MUC.
     
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  4. Deja vu

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    Thanks Pock, also:

    When drafted to a unit (40, 42, 45 not 30 or 43) you are assigned or volunteer for a Coy? Do you rotate round while there or do you stay in it till your next draft? Are some Coy 's more demanding than others, things like fitness standards, work load/hours.
     
  5. DhobiWanKenobi

    DhobiWanKenobi Royal Marines Commando

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    You get put into a Coy when you arrive at the unit. In my case, half of the group I joined with went to one Coy and the other half to another. Depends on the needs of the unit. You will stay at that Coy until your next draft.

    All the Coys are more or less the same. Obviously if you have a PTI in the Coy then you might do some tougher phys sessions, or might do more map reading if you have an ML in the Coy. Work hours etc depend on the Tp bosses and Sgts, so things change as people come and go.
     
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  6. Deja vu

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    Cheers Pock, and if you don't mind:

    Does the Coy you're in dictate where your accommodation is? As in are other Coy's in the same block, or is it seperate blocks per company, but all in same part of camp or is each Coy housed in different parts of the camp? Is there much inter Coy socialising or is it quite tribal?
     
  7. DhobiWanKenobi

    DhobiWanKenobi Royal Marines Commando

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    Each Coy has its own block of flats, and all the flats are usually in the same area on camp. Some Coys put each troop on a separate floor, some don't. You only really get inter Coy socialising out of hours, you don't really ever work together, not often anyway. You're always bumping in to people you know in other Coys. Your Coy becomes your wider family, it seems like a lot to know 100 blokes well but when you work and live together you do get to know everyone. Then your troop is your close family, with your Sct Cpl, Tp Sgt & boss your first point of call.
     
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    Sorry to dig up an old thread - I know that at 40 the Coys each have a role i.e. Cold Weather, Urban Ops, Jungle and Fly Forward/CBRN, so more of their training mirrors that. Are the 4 Coys at the other fighting units given the same roles?
     
  9. Slim

    Slim Royal Marines Commando

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    Yeah, each coy has a specific role the are more in depth trained in
     
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