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British Army Land Forces, 2007-2015

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From 2007-2015 the British Army had the following structure. The Army was divided into 5 Divisions:

  • 1 (UK) Division — Deployable Division
  • 2 Division — Regional Division
  • 3 (UK) Division — Deployable Division
  • 4 Division — Regional Division
  • 5 Division — Regional Division
British Army
Founded1660[1][2][nb 1]
Country United Kingdom[nb 2]
TypeArmy
RoleLand warfare
Size102,500 Total
Part ofBritish Armed Forces
Garrison/HQHQ Land Forces, laterArmy Headquarters
PatronElizabeth II
MarchBritish Army Marches
Websitehttps://www.army.mod.uk
Commanders
Chief of the General StaffGeneral Francis Richard Dannatt, Baron Dannatt, GCB, CBE, MC, DL
Insignia
War flag[nb 3]
Flag of the United Kingdom (3-5).svg
Non-ceremonial flag
Flag of the British Army (1938-present).png

The British Army also had a number of separate commands:

  • HQ Northern Ireland
  • HQ Theatre Troops
  • 1 Military Intelligence Brigade[citation needed]
  • HQ British Forces Cyprus
  • HQ London District
  • British Forces Gibraltar
  • British Forces Brunei
  • British Forces South Atlantic

Contents

1st Division (1 (UK) Armoured Division)[edit | edit source]

4th Armoured Brigade (4 Mechanized Brigade)[edit | edit source]

4 'Black Rats' Mechanized Brigade
Armoured Infantry Combat Support Arms Combat Services
Queen's Royal Lancers 1st Battalion, Scots Guards 204 Signal Squadron 1 Close Support Battalion REME
Royal Dragoon Guards 1st (Cheshire) Battalion, Mercian Regiment 4th Regiment, Royal Artillery 12 Logistic Support Regiment
1st (King's) Battalion, Duke of Lancaster's Regiment 21 Engineer Regiment 3 Medical Regiment
1st (Royal Scots Borderers) Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland

7th Armoured Brigade (7 Armoured Brigade)[edit | edit source]

7 'Desert Rats' Armoured Brigade
Armoured Infantry Combat Support Arms Combat Services
9th/12th (Prince of Wales') Royal Lancers 1st (Northumberland Fusiliers) Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 207 Signal Squadron 29 (Armoured) Combat Support Medical Squadron
2nd Royal Tank Regiment 4th (Highlanders) Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland 3rd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery 2 Combat Support Battalion, REME
32 Engineer Regiment 111 Provost Company, RMP

20th Armoured Brigade (20 Armoured Brigade)[edit | edit source]

20 'Iron Fist' Armoured Brigade
Armoured Infantry Combat Support Arms
Queen's Dragoon Guards 1st (Queen's) Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment 200 Signal Squadron
Queen's Royal Hussars 1st (Prince of Wales') Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment
Paderborn Garrison
Combat Support Arms Combat Services Medical Services Adjutant General's Corps
26 (West Midland) Regiment, Royal Artillery 1 Logistic Support Regiment 102 Military Working Dog Specialist Unit 110 Provost Company
28 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers 3 Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
35 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers
141 Military Intelligence Unit

Paderborn Garrison[edit | edit source]

102nd Logistics Brigade (102 Logistic Brigade)[edit | edit source]

  • HQ and 262 Signals Squadron, Royal Corps of Signals
  • 6 Supply Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
    • 600 (HQ) Squadron
    • 61 Ammunition Squadron
    • 62 Stores Squadron
    • 67 Supply Services Squadron
    • 68 Logistic Brigade Support Squadron
  • 7 Transport Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
    • 617 (HQ) Squadron
    • 9 Fuel Support Squadron
    • 16 Squadron
    • 17 Transport Squadron
    • 7 Regiment Workshop, REME
  • 8 Transport Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
    • 5 (HQ) Squadron
    • 3 Tank Transport Squadron
    • 13 Transport Squadron
    • 29 Transport Squadron
    • 64 Fuel Support Squadron
  • 5 General Support Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps
    • HQ Squadron
    • A Squadron
    • B Squadron (V)
    • C Squadron (V)
    • D Squadron
    • Evacuation Squadron
  • 5 Regiment, Royal Military Police
    • 101 Provost Company
    • 114 Provost Company
    • 243 Provost Company (V)
    • 252 Provost Company (V)
  • 102 Military Working Dog Support Unit, Royal Army Veterinary Corps
    • Support Section
    • 1 Military Working Dog Section
    • 2 Military Working Dog Section
    • 3 Military Working Dog Section
    • 4 Military Working Dog Section

2nd Division[edit | edit source]

15th Infantry Brigade (15 (North East) Infantry Brigade) -[edit | edit source]

15 (North East) Infantry Brigade
Armoured Infantry Combat Support Arms Combat Services
Queen's Own Yeomanry The East and West Riding Regiment 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment, Royal Artillery (V) 251st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps
4th Battalion, Parachute Regiment (V) 72nd Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers 150th (Northumbrian) Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
34th (Northern) Signal Regiment, Royal Corps of Signals 102nd Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

42nd Infantry Brigade (42 (North West) Infantry Brigade) -[edit | edit source]

42 (North West) Infantry Brigade
Armoured Infantry Combat Support Combat Service
King's Royal Hussars Cheshire Regiment 12th (The Lancashire and Cumbrian Gunners) Regiment, Royal Artillery 5th (General Support) Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps
Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry 1st Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment 103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment Royal Artillery, Royal Artillery 207th (Manchester) Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps
Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment 93rd Signal Squadron, Royal Signals 208th (Liverpool) Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps
Royal Green Jackets 33rd (Lancashire and Cheshire) Signal Regiment, Royal Signals 156 (North West) Transport Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
4th Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment 75th Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers 101 Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
King's and Cheshire Regiment

51st Infantry Brigade (51 (Scottish) Infantry Brigade) -[edit | edit source]

51 (Scottish) Infantry Brigade
Armoured Infantry Combat Support Combat Service
Queen's Own Yeomanry 15th Company, 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment 105th Regiment Royal Artillery 'The Scottish & Ulster Gunners Royal Artillery 154th (Scottish) Transport Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
6th (52nd Lowland) Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland 2nd (City of Dundee) Signal Squadron, Royal Signals 205th (Scottish) Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps
7th (51st Highland) Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland 32nd (Scottish) Signal Regiment, Royal Signals 225th (Scottish) General Support Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps
D Squadron 23 Special Air Service Regiment (Reserve) 71st Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers 153rd Workshop Company, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
243rd Provost Company, Royal Military Police
23rd Military Intelligence Company, Intelligence Corps

Structure 2007:[6]

Catterick Garrison -[edit | edit source]

3rd Division[edit | edit source]

1st Armoured Brigade (1 Mechanized Brigade)[edit | edit source]

1 Mechanized Brigade
Armoured Infantry Combat Support Combat Service
Household Cavalry Regiment 1st (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Battalion, Royal Welsh 1 Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery 6 (Close Support) Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
1st Royal Tank Regiment 4th Battalion, The Rifles 22 Engineer Regiment. Royal Engineers 3 (Close Support) Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps
2nd Battalion, (The Royal Highland Fusiliers), Royal Regiment of Scotland 5 Armoured Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps
1st Battalion, Irish Guards
2nd (Lancashire) Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border)

12th Armoured Brigade (12 Mechanized Brigade)[edit | edit source]

12 Mechanized Brigade
Armoured Infantry Combat Support Combat Services
King's Royal Hussars 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards 19 (Highland) Regiment, Royal Artillery 3 (Close Support) Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps
Light Dragoons 1st (Vikings) Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment 25/170 Battery, 47 Regiment, Royal Artillery 4 Logistic Support Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
1st Battalion, Staffordshire Regiment 26 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers 4 Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
228 Signals Squadron, Royal Signals 174 Provost Company, Royal Military Police

19th Infantry Brigade (19 Light Brigade)[edit | edit source]

19 Light Brigade
Armoured Infantry Combat Support Combat Service
Queen's Royal Lancers 1st Battalion, King's Regiment 209 Signal Squadron, Royal Corps of Signals 4 Logistic Support Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
1st Battalion, Devonshire and Dorset Regiment 40 (Lowland) Regiment, Royal Artillery 24 Medical Squadron, 19 Close Combat Support Battalion, 3 Close Support Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps
1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire 43 Battery, Royal Artillery 150 Provost Company, Royal Military Police
1st Battalion, Royal Green Jackets 38 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers

52nd Infantry Brigade (52 Infantry Brigade)[edit | edit source]

101st Logistics Brigade (101 Logistic Brigade)[edit | edit source]

4th Division[edit | edit source]

2nd Infantry Brigade (2 (South-East) Infantry Brigade)[edit | edit source]

145th Infantry Brigade (145 (Home Counties) Infantry Brigade) -[edit | edit source]

Aldershot Garrison[edit | edit source]

43rd Infantry Brigade (43 (Wessex) Infantry Brigade) -[edit | edit source]

5th Division[edit | edit source]

16th Infantry Brigade (16 (Air Assault) Infantry Brigade) - Colchester[edit | edit source]

16 (Air Assault) Infantry Brigade
Armoured Infantry Combat Support Combat Service
1 Reconnaissance Troop 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment 216 Parachute Signal Squadron, Royal Corps of Signals 7 (Air Assault) Regiment, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
3 Regiment Army Air Corps Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 7 (Parachute) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery 13 (Air Assault) Support Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
4 Regiment Army Air Corps 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment 23 (Air Assault) Engineer Regiment 16 Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps
9 Regiment Army Air Corps 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment 156 Provost Company, Royal Military Police
Pathfinder Platoon

49th Infantry Brigade (49 (East) Infantry Brigade)[edit | edit source]

49 (East) Infantry Brigade
Armoured Infantry Combat Support Combat Service
The Light Dragoons 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Border Regiment 16th (The London and Kent Gunners) Regiment, Royal Artillery 5 (Training) Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps
6 Regiment, Army Air Corps 3rd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment 23 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers 4 General Support Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps
4th Battalion, Mercian Regiment 100 (Yeomanry) Regiment, Royal Artillery 15th Psychological Information Support Group
73 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers 254th (City of Cambridge) Divisional General Support Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps
170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group, Royal Engineers 158 (Royal Anglian) Transport Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps
71 (City of London) Yeomanry Signal Regiment, Royal Signals Catering Support Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps
26 Signals Regiment, Royal Signals 124 Petroleum Squadron, Royal Logistics Corps
103 Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

* Reserve Units:

143rd Infantry Brigade (143 (West Midlands) Infantry Brigade)[edit | edit source]

160th Infantry Brigade (160 (Wales) Infantry Brigade)[edit | edit source]

160 (Wales) Infantry Brigade
Infantry Artillery Support Service
Royal Welsh Regiment 104 Regiment, Royal Artillery Royal Monmouthshire Engineers 203 (Wales) Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps
101 Battalion, REME

Colchester Garrison[edit | edit source]

Headquarters — Northern Ireland[edit | edit source]

38th Infantry Brigade (38 (Irish) Infantry Brigade)[edit | edit source]

38 (Irish) Infantry Brigade
Armoured Infantry Support Services
B (North Irish Horse) Squadron, Queen's Own Yeomanry 2nd Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment 206 (Ulster) Battery, 105th Regiment Royal Artillery Duke of Connaught's Unit, Royal Army Medical Corps
2nd Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment 591 (Independent) Field Squadron, Royal Engineers Northern Ireland Support Battalion
40th (Ulster) Signal Regiment 204 (North Irish) Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps
253 (North Irish) General Support Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps
152 (Ulster) Transport Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
Belfast Detachment, 23 Company Intelligence Corps

HQ Theatre Troops[edit | edit source]

1st Artillery Brigade (1 Artillery Brigade)[edit | edit source]

  • 39 (Welsh) Regiment, Royal Artillery
    • 35 Battery — General Support Battery
    • 56 (Olpherts) Battery — Headquarters Battery
    • 74 (Battleaxe Company) Battery — Operation Support Battery
    • 132 (Bengal Rocket Troop) Battery -
    • 176 (Abu Klea) Battery -
    • REME Workshop
    • RLC Support Troop

1st Military Intelligence Brigade (1 MI Brigade)[edit | edit source]

1st Signal Brigade (1 Signal Brigade)[edit | edit source]

2nd (National Communications) Signal Brigade (2 (NC) Signal Brigade)[edit | edit source]

2nd Medical Brigade (2 Medical Brigade)[edit | edit source]

8th Engineer Brigade (8 Force Engr Brigade)[edit | edit source]

11th Signal Brigade (11 Signal Brigade)[edit | edit source]

16th Regiment, Royal Artillery (16 Regiment RA)[edit | edit source]

  • 11 (Sphinx) Battery — Headquarters Battery
  • 32 (Minden) Battery — Anti-Air Battery
  • 30 (Roger's Company) Battery — Anti-Air Battery
  • 14 (Cole's Kop) Battery — Anti-Air Battery
  • 20 Battery — Anti-Air Battery

HQ London District[edit | edit source]

Regular Army Units[edit | edit source]

Army Reserve[edit | edit source]

Infantry Divisions (Admin)[edit | edit source]

Scottish Division[edit | edit source]

Prince of Wales' Division[edit | edit source]

  • Regulars
  • Reserves
    • 4th Battalion, the Mercian Regiment
    • 3rd Battalion, the Royal Welsh
    • 2nd (Irish Rangers) Battalion, the Royal Irish Regiment
  • Bands
    • The Band of the Pricne of Wales' Division

Guards Division[edit | edit source]

King's Division[edit | edit source]

Queen's Division[edit | edit source]

Brigade of Gurkhas[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. English/Scottish parliamentary control 1689, British parliamentary control 1707.[3]
  2. 1707–1800

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Clifford Walton (1894). History of the British Standing Army. A.D. 1660 to 1700. pp. 1–2.
  2. Noel T. St. John Williams (1994). Redcoats and courtesans: the birth of the British Army (1660–1690). Brassey's. p. 16.
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Chandler2003
  4. "42 (NW) Brigade". 2008-02-09. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  5. "1 RIFLES". 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  6. "51 (Scottish) Brigade". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  7. "7 RIFLES". 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2018-10-01.


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