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Royal Marines get new Clyde facility

21st November 2016 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


A new building has been built at HM Naval Base Clyde to better equip the Royal Marines' 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group, the Royal Navy announced on 15 November.

The group is tasked with preventing unauthorised access to the UK's strategic nuclear deterrent, in addition to providing maritime boarding and sniper teams and the very high readiness Fleet Contingent Troop.

The new facility, named the Harvey VC Building, has been purpose-built for use by Royal Marines from the Group’s O-Squadron. It will provide improved operational facilities for the Royal Marines conducting specialist security duties and includes new accommodation and dining facilities, as well as enhanced IT for training and education. 

The new building is part of a multi-million pound investment in the Clyde as it prepares to become home to the UK's submarine service by 2020. This includes upgrades being made across the base’s waterfront, engineering support, living accommodation and physical security, as it makes ready to receive Astute and Dreadnought class submarines in the 2020s and 2030s. 

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