The 1st Battalion is based, with its families, at Somme Barracks, Catterick. The battalion has just returned from serving on Operations in Afghanistan.
1 LANCS is a light roled battalion, which operates mainly on foot, with minimal transport. It is equipped with the full range of small arms, mortars, anti tank weaponry and surveillance equipment. It is a versatile organisation that can work in support of Armoured and Mechanised brigades.