Forces Troops Command

The army showed off its new command at Upavon airfield in Wiltshire yesterday, during Exercise Griffin Herald.

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accattd
accattd
March 30, 2014 6:46 pm

The Rule of 5 seems to have survived for the engineers and loggies, which to me would suggest two more brigades to be made available alongside with the RF’s 3 mech… Maybe to be built around the 16x and 3cdo? Wasn’t it that both lost some infantry strength on a standing basis?

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
March 31, 2014 3:38 pm
Reply to  accattd

3 of the adaptable force Brigades, No’s 4, 7, 51 I believe, are deployable.

However, there are only support elements for 2. These make your 5 brigades.

16 Air Assault and 3 Commando are in addition, and yes both have lost some elements.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
March 31, 2014 3:40 pm

The art of political spin is alive and well. This command is only new insofar as its name! It used to be Theatre Troops. What new capabilities does it provide that Theatre Troops did not?

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
April 1, 2014 12:45 pm
Reply to  thinkdefence

:-) I stand corrected!