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Regional Command (British Army)
Support Command logo.jpg
Country Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army British Army
Service history
Active 2011–
Part of Home Command
Commanders
Insignia

Regional Command (formerly Support Command) is a two-star command of the British Army. It is the Army’s HQ for the UK, Nepal and Brunei. It delivers Real Life Support to the Army and controls the UK Stations and Garrisons. It is also responsible for engagement with the civilian community and acts as the proponent for UK Operations.[1]

HistoryEdit

Support Command was formed on 1 November 2011 and absorbed the functions of the 4th Infantry Division on 1 January 2012 and of 2nd Infantry Division and 5th Infantry Division from 1 April 2012.[2] Support Command is headquartered at Aldershot Garrison in South East England.[3] Initial published tasks included:[2]

In 2015 Support Command was renamed Regional Command.[2] The main duties of GOC Regional Command is to:

  • Provide the necessary support to the successful delivery of both UK and overseas operations
  • Achieve the specified tasks in support of the achievement of Firm Base Outputs
  • Deliver the Firm base, championing overseas support, whilst managing the drawdown in Germany
  • Support the sustainment of the Army's Moral Component in order to deliver success on operations, at home, and thereafter the Army of the future.[4]

ComponentsEdit

As of 2013, the command had administrative control of the following units:

Under the Army 2020 framework, the command began assisting 1st (UK) Division in managing the seven infantry brigades in the Adaptable Force. In late 2014 / early 2015, 2nd, 15th, 43rd, 49th, 143rd and 145th brigades merged with the other brigades, leaving seven brigades in the Adaptable Force and two other Regional Points of Command in Force Troops Command.[5] The command remains based at Aldershot and, from Spring 2015, had operational control of the nine Regional Points of Command which are:[6]

CommandersEdit

Commanders include:[7]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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