3 Commando Brigade Replace 16 Air Assault Brigade in Helmand
Over the next four to five weeks, 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines will replace 16 Air Assault Brigade as the lead formation of British troops in Helmand province.
The deployment of 3 Commando Brigade and accompanying units will not result in any change to the UK’s established and enduring conventional force level of 9,500 personnel.
As well as the Marines themselves, elements of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force will deploy under the command of the Brigade. To view the list of all the main units involved, click HERE. To learn more about 3 Commando Brigade, click on the image above.