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Included in Great Britain's naval forces in the Persian Gulf are 4,000 Royal Marines from the 3rd Commando Brigade. The brigade is the Royal Navy's amphibious infantry and is kept on permanent readiness for possible deployments around the world.

Headquarters 3rd Commando Brigade
Home camp: Plymouth, England
Deployed to: Persian Gulf
Units: Elements from the brigade's headquarters will be in charge of the two battalion-size commando units and other attached forces that have deployed to the Persian Gulf region.

40 Commando
Marines: More than 600
Home camp: Camp Taunton in Somerset, England
Deployed to: Persian Gulf region
Units: Bravo Company and Command Company are on the assault ship HMS Ocean and Delta Company is embarked on aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal. During the Gulf War, 40 Commando deployed to northern Iraq to provide security for Kurdish refugees.

42 Commando
Marines: More than 600
Home camp: Bickleigh Barracks, a few miles outside Plymouth, England.
Deployed to: Kuwait
Units: 42 Commando has arrived in Kuwait and has been conducting training in the desert.

29 Commando, Royal Artillery Regiment
Home garrison: Royal Citadel, Plymouth, England
Units: The regiment, officially part of the British army, has been attached to the Royal Marines to provide offensive fire support. The regiment is equipped with 105-mm L118 light guns.

Other units
The Queen's Dragoon Guards Regiment, part of the British Army deployment, also has been attached to the 3rd Commando Brigade. The Regiment is armed with 130 Scimitar armored vehicles and will join with 3rd Commando Brigade units.

British Ministry of Defense, Periscope
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