Military Capabilities

UK amphibious headquarters to disappear in merger

20 April 2018

The UK’s standalone two-star amphibious headquarters is to be lost in a shake-up of maritime command and control organisations by the Royal Navy (RN), which controls the country’s amphibious shipping and the Royal Marines landing forces.

The Commander UK Amphibious Forces (COMUKAMPHIBFOR) Headquarters is to be folded into a revamped Maritime Battle Staff (MBS) later this year, according to a briefing document for Royal Marines personnel seen by Jane’s . Naval sources have claimed that the re-organisation would free up navy and marine staff officers to be redeployed to expand the one-star Carrier Strike Group headquarters supporting operations by the new carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales .

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