Royal Marines begin exercise

Nearly one thousand Royal Marines begin a large-scale exercise alongside their Albanian counterparts.

Royal Marines head to Albania for large-scale exercise

Royal Navy vessels at sea Credit: Royal Navy
Royal Marines carrying out a mock assault Credit: Royal Navy
Marines camouflaged against the rocky terrain Credit: Royal Navy

The Royal Navy's Response Force Task Group (RFTG) will be exercising in the Mediterranean and Gulf Seas for the next 3 months in their first major outing.

Exercise Albanian Lion will see the Lead Commando Group of 42Commando, the Royal Marine unit that stands ready to react to events anywhere in the world, carry out a series of mock assaults on enemy positions as they continue to build their core skill of amphibious warfare.

Colonel Kevin Oliver, Deputy Commando Brigade Royal Marines said, “Albania has some of the best training areas ever used by ourTask Group. We are extremely grateful for their use and for the chance to work alongside Albanian Forces, sharing the experience of operations.”