- Marine Corps
Cooperation with the British Marines
Units of the Marine Corps work in close cooperation with the 3rd Commando Brigade of the British Royal Marines (RM). The RM 3rd Commando Brigade consists of approximately 5,500 marines. Operational units of the Marine Corps are fully integrated into this brigade.
This integration is known as the UK/NL Landing Force and is a component of the UK/NL Amphibious Force. As part of this cooperation, the British and Dutch marines use the same tactics, techniques and procedures.
The UK/NL Amphibious Force and the UK/NL Landing Force specialise in conducting amphibious operations (‘safety from the sea’). This means that landings are carried out from an amphibious transport ship (for example, the HNLMS Rotterdam or the HNLMS Johan de Witt). Shipborne personnel and materiel are deployed on land with the use of landing craft and helicopters in order to carry out their operations there.