14 Aug '12, 11am

New £25m landing craft home takes shape in Devonport: A £25m new complex for Royal Marines landing craft and ass...

When it is finished at the end of the year, 539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines (539 ASRM) and its feeder unit, 10 Landing Craft Training Squadron, will move into the facility from Turnchapel and Poole respectively, cementing Devonport's position as the home of amphibious forces. The aerial image of Devonport's Weston Mill Lake - taken just before flagship HMS Bulwark (left) and helicopter carrier Ocean departed for Olympics duties - shows the new £25m complex for Royal Marines halfway towards completion. Come 2013, the Green Berets will consolidate the core of their amphibious assault forces on the lake at the northern end of Devonport Naval Base, and what was once 'frigate alley' (typically it was the home of the Type 22 flotilla) will become 'landing craft, hovercraft, RIB and ORC alley' - RIB and ORC standing for rigid inflatable boat and offshore raiding craft respecti...

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