The Jt CBRN Regt was created in 1999 and is based at RAF
Honington, Suffolk. The Regiment is composed of two
squadrons from 1 RTR and 27 Sqn RAF Regiment plus supporting
staff from other army units.
The Jt CBRN Regt fields specialist CBRN defence equipment,
specifically the Fuchs Nuclear and Chemical Reconnaissance
and Survey vehicle, the Integrated Biological Detection
System (IBDS) and the Multi-Purpose Decontamination System (MPDS).
The Regiment is an essential element for any joint force
operation where there is an CBRN threat, enhancing the
integral CBRN defence capabilities of the remainder of the
force. Not only does the Regiment support Army formations
but also other vital assets such as air bases, logistic
areas and key lines of communication.
Note: Where appropriate the Direct
Application Decontamination System (DADS) is available.
In peace the Army may be asked to provide Military
Assistance to the Civil Authorities. In these circumstances,
the Joint CBRN Regiment may be called on to deal with
radiological, biological or chemical hazards.
The Regiment has made a major contribution to almost every
UK military operation during the past decade.