Friday, 5 April 2013

Further on Marines

The 478th Imperial Marine Division – Miazan Subsector


The 478th Imperial Marine Division is deployed in Miazan Subsector. The Division’s elements are divided between the two Naval Bases in the Subsector; Miazan/Miazan and Celephais/Miazan.


The 478th Marine Division consists of:
  • 1203rd Marine Regiment – 3 battalions, stationed at Miazan/Miazan
  • 1205th Marine Regiment – 3 battalions, stationed at Miazan/Miazan
  • 1206th Marine Regiment – 3 battalions, stationed at Celephais/Miazan
  • 1209th Marine Regiment – 3 battalions, stationed at Celephais/Miazan
  • 556th Marine Tank Battalion – 57 Grav tanks, stationed at Celephais/Miazan
  • 223rd Light Armour Reconnaissance Battalion - 57 Light Grav tanks, stationed at Miazan/Miazan.
  • 293rd Light Armour Reconnaissance Battalion – 57 Light Grav tanks, stationed at Celephais/Miazan
  • 9094th Commando Battalion – stationed at Miazan/Miazan
  • 1553rd Marine Engineer Regiment – 2 battalions, 1st battalion stationed at Miazan/Miazan, 2nd Battalion stationed at Celephais/Miazan.
  • 97985th COACC Wing – 1st Group, battalion landing craft, 9791, 9793 and 9795 Squadrons stationed at Miazan/Miazan; 9792, 9794, and 9796 Squadrons stationed at Celepais/Miazan; 2nd Group, close support craft, 9802, 9806 and 9807 Squadrons stationed at Celephais/Miazan, 9803, 9805, and 9808 Squadrons stationed at Miazan/Miazan; 3rd Group, Lift Units, stationed at Miazan/Miazan.
  • 895th Marine Meson Artillery Regiment – 4 batteries of four Meson grav sleds. Battery A and C stationed at Miazan/Miazan, Battery B and D stationed at Celephais/Miazan.
  • 10221st Marine Logistics Regiment – 1st Battalion stationed at Miazan/Miazan and 2nd Battalion stationed at Celephais/Miazan.

Marine Expeditionary Units are mixed ground units usually formed around the core of a battalion combat team, and deployed as missions require. Marine Expeditionary Units are normally deployed from Battalion Landing Craft and Lift Units. Marine Expeditionary Units for the 478th Marine Division are as follows:

29th MEU:
  • 1 battalion from 1203rd Marine Regiment
  • 1 coy from 223rd LAR Battalion
  • 1 coy from 1/1553rd Marine Engineer Regiment
  • Battery A 895th Marine Meson Artillery Regiment
  • 1 coy from 1/10221st Marine Logistics Regiment
  • 9803 Squadron COACC Close Support
  • 9791 Squadron COACC Battalion Landing Craft


30th MEU:
  • 1 battalion from 1205th Marine Regiment
  • 1 Coy from 223rd LAR Battalion
  • 1 coy from 1/1553rd Marine Engineer Regiment
  • Battery C 895th Marine Meson Artillery Regiment
  • 1 coy from 1/10221st Marine Logistics Regiment
  • 9805 Squadron COACC Close Support
  • 9793 Squadron COACC Battalion Landing Craft


31st MEU:
  • 1 battalion from 1206th Marine Regiment
  • 1 Coy from 556th Marine Tank Battalion
  • 1 Coy from 293rd LAR Battalion
  • 1 coy from 2/1553rd Marine Engineer Regiment
  • Battery B 895th Marine Meson Artillery Regiment
  • 1 coy from 2/10221st Marine Logistics Regiment
  • 9802 Squadron COACC Close Support
  • 9792 Squadron COACC Battalion Landing Craft


32nd MEU:
  • 1 battalion from 1209th Marine Regiment
  • 1 Coy from 556th Marine Tank Battalion
  • 1 Coy from 293rd LAR Battalion
  • 1 coy from 2/1553rd Marine Engineer Regiment
  • Battery D 895th Marine Meson Artillery Regiment
  • 1 coy from 2/10221st Marine Logistics Regiment
  • 9806 Squadron COACC Close Support
  • 9794 Squadron COACC Battalion Landing Craft


Marine Platoon with Scout Section
Marine Expeditionary Units rotate their ready status between “Standby 1” Condition – all component elements are aboard transport ships and the transports are ready to Jump within the hour – and “Standby 24” Condition – all component elements are on base and can be aboard their transports and ready to Jump within 24 hours. “Standby 12” Condition is often observed during times of heightened political tension. Units currently not assigned to a MEU are usually involved in training, or the Infantry elements are assigned as Ships’ Troops or as security for bases or officials (“dry” targets or “wet” targets in Marine parlance).

For Jump capable transport, Marine Expeditionary Forces rely upon Imperial Navy transports, for moving ground units, and Light Carriers for moving COACC elements. The Marine Expeditionary Force is usually assigned a Sector Navy Task Force as an escort, or will be attached to a Sector Navy Fleet. All COACC vessels are crewed by Marine crews and fall under the command of the Force Commander, Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Lift Units of 3rd Group, 97985th COACC Wing are assigned to MEUs as and when they require heavy lift for armour deployment.