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    38 (Irish) Brigade is a light role infantry brigade within the Adaptable Force. As an Adaptable Force brigade, 38 (Irish) Brigade conducts a wide range of activity.

    It trains for and delivers warfighting capabilities; it trains and supports indigenous forces overseas; and it supports local authorities and emergency services in national resilience efforts to mitigate the impact of natural and other disasters in Northern Ireland and the UK.


    38 (Irish) Brigade has its headquarters in Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn. The infantry troops under command are: 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, who from summer 2015 will be based in Palace Barracks, Holywood; 2nd Battalion The Rifles based in Lisburn; and 7th Battalion The Rifles, an Army Reserve unit based in Reading.
    38 (Irish) Brigade also has responsibilities to support Northern Ireland’s 2000 Army Reservists and 3000 Cadets

    The Irish Brigade is made up of the following units:

    • 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
    • 2nd Battalion The Rifles
    • 7th Battalion The Rifles
    • The Band of the Royal Irish Regiment
    • B (North Irish Horse) Squadron The Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry
    • 206 (Ulster) Battery 105 Regiment Royal Artillery
    • 591 Field Squadron 71 Engineer Regiment
    • 40 (North Irish Horse) Signal Squadron 32 Signal Regiment
    • 2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment
    • 152 (North Irish) Fuel Support Regiment RLC
    • 253 (North Irish) Medical Regiment
    • 204 Field Hospital
    • 157 Field Company 106 Battalion REME
    • 62 Company 5 Military Intelligence Battalion
    • Queen’s University Officers’ Training Corps

    much of this is on your own doorstep - just thought i might interest some of you.

    read more: http://www.army.mod.uk/structure/28217.aspx

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    Last edited by RoyalGreenJacket; 18 January 2015, 17:35.
    RGJ

    ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

    The Rifles

  • #2
    nice to see s Sikh Rifleman wearing the Shamrock too:

    RGJ

    ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

    The Rifles

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    • #3
      "Diversity Bruv"
      Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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      • #4
        The Irish army should have a Polish Regiment.
        German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
        German 2: Private? I am a general!
        German 1: That is the bad news.

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        • #5
          What brigade are the Irish Guards in.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by danno View Post
            What brigade are the Irish Guards in.
            That's a good question and having perused the attached documents I'm not sure...looks like they are administered by HQ London District as they're going onto a State Duties / Ceremonial tour.

            So they're not actually in any Brigade at the moment.

            http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/gen..._Report_v2.pdf

            https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...asing_plan.pdf

            Though I believe they get to do plenty of infantry work in between...and would still be task-able as a unit if required.

            RGJ or Ropebag may know more.
            'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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            • #7
              The Guards regiments rotate in & out of brigades as light infantry battalions

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              • #8
                @spider - the Irish Guards i believe are currently part of the new 11th Infantry Brigade - with their HQ also in Aldershot.
                RGJ

                ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                The Rifles

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