As part of the ‘Green Dagger 2021’ exercises in the Mojave Desert, a commando of Royal Marines was pitted against a detachment of US Marine Corps (USMC) in a five-day battle simulation exercise.
The UK Marines reportedly handed their counterparts a defeat so decisive that half way through the Americans were asking for a ‘time-out.’
Victorious! 🏆@RoyalMarines triumph in part of multinational team on Exercise Green Dagger 21. The 5-day Multi-domain war-fighting exercise concluded with an epic close quarters finale in Mojave Desert.
🇬🇧🇨🇦🇳🇱🇦🇪🇺🇸#StrongerTogether @USMC pic.twitter.com/MW0xzw0TBt
— 40 Commando Royal Marines (@40commando) October 30, 2021
According to the Telegraph in the UK, the Royal Marines ‘dominated’ their opponents. At one point, the 40 Commando’s ‘kill board’ showed almost every US asset as either destroyed or rendered inoperable.
🔴Royal Marines have forced US troops to surrender just days into a training exercise after eliminating almost the entire unit.
The British commandos “dominated” US forces during a training exercise in California, using a new battle structure
— Telegraph World News (@TelegraphWorld) November 2, 2021