The Special Boat Squadron (SBS) is under the Operational Command of Director Special Forces, which allocates resources to the Permanent Joint Headquarters, deployed forces or other tasks as required. Qualified personnel are known as "Swimmer Canoeists" and are employed in one of the operational squadrons, training wing or elsewhere in the RM, RN, DSF or MOD.
- C Squadron -
- Rotates along with Special Boat Service, X Squadron through three specialist roles. C squadron are specialists in canoe and small boat operations. Utilizing 2-men klepper canoes and zodiac inflatable for stealth insertion and extraction, the SBS carry out reconnaissance and sabotage missions along coastlines, river networks and up to 40 miles in land.