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Abbreviations


 

Armed Forces - a3a2 - British Army - Formations - 1st UK Division The Adaptable Force - HQ 4th Infantry Brigade, HQ 7th Infantry Brigade, HQ 11th Infantry Brigade, HQ 38th Irish, HQ 42nd Infantry. HQ 51st Infantry, HQ 160 Infantry, HQ 102 Logistics

FORMATIONS

1ST (UNITED KINGDOM) DIVISION - THE ADAPTABLE FORCE

The Adaptable Force 1st (United Kingdom) Division: This formation comprises a pool of Regular and Reserve units organised during peace under eight regionally based infantry brigades for training and administrative purposes. For a given operation, force package could be selected from across the pool of Adaptable Force units. In addition to providing forces for operational tasks when required, the Adaptable Force will deliver the elements required for the Standing Commitments in areas such as Cyprus, Brunei and the Falkland Islands plus Ceremonial Duties in the UK and for UN commitments as they occur.

The Adaptable Force will also be capable of undertaking the following tasks:

  • Overseas military capacity building - training and developing indigenous armies in order to strengthen their national defence capability and prevent future conflict.

  • Military support to homeland resilience - this would include maintaining a contingent capability to deal with natural disasters and other tasks.

  • Providing follow-on forces for future enduring operations. This would require the Adaptable Force to maintain institutional readiness at an appropriate level of training.

1st (UK) Division

 

There are 7 x Brigades in the Adaptable Force (1 UK Division). This division has the responsibility of providing 2 x deployable brigades to supplement the 3 x operational brigades in the Reaction Force (3 UK Division). Therefore 3 x brigades in the Adaptable Force are intended to be kept up to strength and at a reasonably high level of readiness, as they are intended to combine to deliver 2 x deployable brigades. This structure will serve to achieve deployable brigades necessary to support an enduring operation overseas.

These three brigades earmarked for higher readiness are believed to be 4 (Catterick), 7 (Chilwell) and 51 (Edinburgh). The other 4 x brigades in the Adaptable Force will be at a lower state of readiness.

 



1ST (UNITED KINGDOM DIVISION) - BRIGADES

HQ 4th Infantry Brigade & HQ North East (Catterick)

Unit

Role

Location

Affiliated Reserve Unit

The Light Dragoons

Light Cavalry

Catterick

The Queens Own Yeomanry (R) (Newcastle)

2nd Bn The Yorkshire Regiment

Light Protected Mobility

Catterick

4th Bn The Yorkshire Regiment (R) (York)

(R) Denotes a Reserve unit


HQ 7th Infantry Brigade & HQ East (Chilwell)

Unit

Role

Location

Affiliated Reserve Unit

1st Queen's Dragoon Guards

Light Cavalry

Swanton Morley

The Royal Yeomanry (R) (London)

2nd Bn The Royal Anglian Regiment

Light Protected Mobility

Cottesmore

3rd Bn The Royal Anglian Regiment (R) (Bury St Edmunds)

1st Bn The Royal Irish Regiment

Light Protected Mobility

Tern Hill

2nd Bn The Royal Irish Regiment (R) (Lisburn)

1st Bn The Royal Anglian Regiment

Light Role Infantry

Woolwich

3rd Bn The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (R) (Canterbury)


HQ 11th Infantry Brigade & HQ South East (Aldershot)

Unit

Role

Location

Affiliated Reserve Unit

1st Bn The Welsh Guards Light Protected Mobility Pirbright 3rd Bn The Royal Welsh (R) (Cardiff)
1st Bn The Grenadier Guards Light Role Infantry Aldershot The London Regiment (R) (Westminster)
1st Bn The Royal Gurkha Rifles Light Role Infantry Shorncliffe

 

HQ 38th Irish Brigade (Lisburn)

Unit

Role

Location

Affiliated Reserve Unit

1st Bn The Royal Regiment of Scotland Light Role Infantry Belfast
2nd Bn The Rifles Light Role Infantry Ballykinler 7th Bn The Rifles (R) (Reading)

 

HQ 42nd Infantry Brigade & HQ North West (Preston)

Unit

Role

Location

Affiliated Reserve Unit

2nd Bn The Mercian Regiment Light Role Infantry Chester 4th Bn The Mercian Regiment (R) (Wolverhampton)
2nd Bn The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment Light Role Infantry Weeton 4th Bn The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (R) (Preston)

 

HQ 51st Infantry Brigade & HQ Scotland (Edinburgh)

Unit

Role

Location

Affiliated Reserve Unit

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Light Cavalry

Leuchars

The Royal Lancastrian and Mercian Yeomanry (R) (Edinburgh)

3rd Bn The Rifles

Light Protected Mobility

Edinburgh

5th Bn The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (R) (Newcastle)

3rd Bn The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Light Protected Mobility

Fort George

7th Bn The Royal Regiment of Scotland (R) (Perth)

2nd Bn The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Light Role Infantry

Edinburgh

6th Bn The Royal Regiment of Scotland (R) (Glasgow)


HQ 160th Infantry Brigade (Brecon)

Unit

Role

Location

Affiliated Reserve Unit

1st Bn The Rifles

Light Role Infantry

Chepstow

6th Bn The Rifles (R) (Exeter)


HQ 102 Logistic Brigade (Grantham)

Unit

Role

Location

Affiliated Reserve Unit

6 Regiment RLC

Force Logistic Regiment

Dishforth

150 Transport Regiment (R) (Hull)

7 Regiment RLC

Force Logistic Regiment

Cottesmore

158 Transport Regiment (R) (Peterborough)

159 Supple Regiment RLC (R)

Reserve Supply Regiment

Coventry

2 Medical Regiment RAMC

Hybrid Regiment

North Luffenham

Comprises Reserves and Regulars

3 Medical Regiment RAMC Hybrid Regiment Preston Comprises Reserves and Regulars
225 (Scottish) Medical Regiment RAMc (R) Reserve Medical Regiment Dundee
254 (East of England) Medical Regiment RAMC (R) Reserve Medical Regiment Cambridge
1 Close Support Battalion REME Close Support Catterick 102 Bn REME (R) (Newton Aycliffe)
2 Close Support Battalion REME Close Support Leuchars 106 Bn REME (R) (Glasgow)
104 Battalion REME (R) Reserve Equipment Support Northampton