The mission role of the Commando Logistic Regiment
, Royal Marines
is to provide second line Combat Service Support to Headquarters 3 Commando Brigade
and Royal Marines Commandos
in peace, in war and on operations other than war.
It is the 3 Commando Brigade dedicated logistic unit, which provides all second line Combat Service Support to the force, supporting it with a constant re-supply chain from initial assault to the final phase of any operation. CLR is unique that it is able to provide essential supplies for front-line Commando units for the initial 30 days of any operation by the transfer of stores from ship to shore - making it totally self-sufficient.
"A formation's combat capability is defined by its ability to support itself logistically on operations. The organised control, distribution and availability of material will directly influence the Commander's ability to achieve his objective"
Based at Chivenor
in North Devon the Commando Logistic Regiment role is to ensure the re-supply of ammunition, water, fuel and food, know as "combat supplies" to the ground forces, and provide specialist services to sustain the brigade's operations.
The regiment has different groups that perform varying roles.
(LTG) Logistic task Groups, (LFSP)landing force support party, (HSG)Helicopter support group, (BSG) Brigade support group,
(LFDS) light field dressing station, (FRG) forward repair group.